August 13th, 2002


that's it.

Tomorrow I order cable TV. Sick of craving it. But none of that over-compressed digital crap full of MPEG artifacts... it looks terrible and you can't change channels quickly. No thanks. I'll just use some quality cables and things will be fine, even without HBO West #9 and Discovery Channel Frogs #42.

I tried to sleep at 9:30, but my cough returned. It had stayed away all day (I didn't even cough up a ball of greenish-gray phlegm this morning!) but it just had to return to keep me from sleeping. Fuck you, sickness.

One of these days I'll be at full power again.

Okay, back to Digital TV: the other reason I hate it is that there are advertisments in the channel selection menus. Because it's not like you didn't already pay for the service or anything, ya know?

I hate it when companies treat their users like idiots and play off buzzwords like "Digital". Digital clarity! The power of digital! The only reason they're using digital is to make more money. They obviously don't care about quality or they'd reduce the compression.

I know I've ranted about that all before, but it's appropriate to reiterate. Maybe if I keep spreading the word, people will tell their friends and we can have a huge anti-digital uprising. That'd be cool.

My bagel was cool, too. Mmm.

Inbox: 19

I made the best of my insomnia and cleaned my inbox. Now down to 19, and most of them are from mart, discusing the core S2 layer for fotobilder. I really need to go through that carefully one day for about 50 hours straight. (what? that's impossible in one day? damn. two days! :P)

Now that alanj will be slowly picking up a bunch of my LiveJournal duties, I can get to work on FotoBilder again without guilt of total LJ neglection.

Check out mart's color picker widget which I finally got in CVS. Neat, eh? It'll be used for the user S2 layer generator wizard in FotoBilder, and eventually on LiveJournal.

*yawn* Guess I'll attempt sleep once more.

Debian stable

Q. You dip shit, I have to have this working on my mission critical
   applications and systems. You broke all my servers and my boss is
   threatening to fire me! Are you going to make up the difference in my
   salary now?!
A. Silly rabbit, unstable's for developers.

I've finally switched to stable after Woody was released. I'll keep a tinker machine running unstable, but I think unstable's days of stability are over for awhile. :-)