January 8th, 2003

belize

Cheesy Business People

I forgot to mention earlier... a big part of today was dealing with 3 different business people. Seriously, nothing is more painful. They act all super friendly and cheesy, and when they send you a dumb contract or give you a dumb answer, you don't know if they're just dumb, made a mistake, or are actually trying to fuck you. And since you don't know, you can't reply assuming they're dumb, clumsy, or aggressive. So you reply such that it's neutral sounding for any of the three cases. The end result? It sounds business-corny-like itself. Aaaaaaaa. I will not be converted! I am getting better at it, though.... maybe I should go get my MBA. :P

I finished my hack to make friends pages load quicker. Go read and turn it on, if you want to beta test. So far it seems to be working.

I updated my Debian system and now everything's beautiful.... xft2, fontconfig, pango, gtk2, new logjam (with nested "Post as..." menu) ... very cool. If only I had some recent mozilla binaries with fontconfig/xft support. And the new gtk2 gaim. Guess I'll just wait for Debian.