no more evolving for you
Friday - Mar 01, 2002 @ 20:01 MST
looks like evolution is over with - Okay, everybody out of the gene
pool. Evolution is no more. It was fun while it lasted, a wild ride to be
sure. We'll miss you dear evolution.
Gödel were buddies - I always enjoy learning about Einstein.
He was quite a guy. This article talks about a picture of the two of
them and I wanted to see it. I pulled up images.google.com and found it right
away. It dawned on me how useful the internet really is. Fifteen years
ago if I had been reading that article in the newspaper I wouldn't have
been able to get that picture without going to the library and looking it
up. The information highway has come a long way.
Reiter likes wireless too - Too bad I don't have $50,000 to donate to
the cause. I'm really surprised that wireless hasn't caught on more. Sure
there are some issues to deal with but that's true with any new technology.
I would have thought that I would have had people scrambling to sign me up
as a wireless customer. So far, I haven't seen much scrambling.
Thursday - Feb 28, 2002 @ 18:46 MST
I didn't feel like cooking anything for lunch so I went to the Taco Bell
drive thru. Upon returning to work, I discovered that they had included
*five* mints with my order. One mint is a nice gesture, two or three
perhaps a bit much, but *five* mints is right out! Was my breath that bad?
Did the putrid stench from my oral cavity knock the girl back on her heels
when I drove up?
I would have thought that my recent addiction
to breath mints a few months ago would have taken care of any breath
problems I might have had. I have a Smint box at work, in the car and on my
desk at home. Instead of buying a single box of them I grabbed the entire
case. I always have a mint after eating but now I take one for no reason.
Some people have a nervous twitch, I just pop a smint down the hatch. I
guess there are worse habits and the results are surprisingly
I'm regretting my upgrade to Opera 6.01 beta 1 for Linux. It's less
stable, has font issues by showing a black splotch instead of the question
mark it used to have and it is feeling sluggish. The whole reason I liked
Opera is that it was quick and responsive. What does a guy have to do to
get a decent browser?
Facts about New
Hampshire - I spent the first 18 years of my life in New Hampshire and
only knew about 15% of the facts listed there. Try looking up your home state. Some of them
are quite intriguing.
Thursday - Feb 28, 2002 @ 00:08 MST
I've been trying to pay a wireless ISP upwards of $300 to install an
antenna, agreed to pay $40-$50 a month and yet I remain
without an internet connection. You'd think that a company would take me
up on my offer and let me have it, but no, I have to wait around for them
to do a site evaluation to see if I'm good enough for wireless. I have
already been rejected once: "No, you don't deserve a wireless connection,
you don't have line of sight to our antenna."
The next provider
told me I had to be put in their precious queue and I have yet to hear from
them. I got an add in the mail yesterday for another service and I called
them today, only to get the voice mail. I left a message with my number
and asked them to call me back. So far, nothing.
There is still
hope though. A friend of mine at work has some friends that started up a
wireless ISP and it looks like there is coverage in my area. It doesn't
require line of site, so that will be nice if everything else works.
The only catch is that they have to have 50 customers
within a certain area in order to warrant setting up their service. The
guy said that it will probably be a few weeks until that happens in my
area. Here's to hoping. Only a few more weeks of late nights at work to
do anything online.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, the beta release of Opera for Linux
was rather disappointing. I haven't found anything different yet, except
for the fact that it crashes more often. Now I have to wait for beta 2
or if I'm lucky a final release that takes care of the stability problems.
beta opera released
Tuesday - Feb 26, 2002 @ 18:45 MST
A blog conference is
coming up in August in Las Vegas. It sounds like a lot of fun. I'm not
sure if I'll go or not but I'll definitely consider it.
has released Opera 6.0 beta 1 for Linux - Wahoo! I've been using
Technology Preview 3 and it worked well for most sites but it had a few
stability problems. Opera is my primary browser and I've been waiting for
the next release anxiously so this is big news in my book.
played volleyball last night and had a number of good spikes. It's a great
feeling to smash that little white orb as it rises just barely above the
net. A good feeling indeed.
winning is nice
Monday - Feb 25, 2002 @ 23:18 MST
This past Saturday kept me quite busy. I woke up at 10am and went to work
(I still don't have an internet connection at the condo) to make sure the
web server was still up. After upgrading PHP and MySQL it's been having
some problems, so I need to babysit it until I figure them out. I had a
basketball game at 11am where we had our first win, 51-34. As soon as I
got on the court I sunk a 15-footer with nothing but net and got a rebound
to put up an easy layup which tied the game. I don't think we were ever
behind after that.
I got back from the game, showered and rushed
off to a friends house to watch the BYU vs. Utah basketball game and to
meet some girls that were friends of his wife. The girls were really easy
to get along which made it very comfortable and we had a good conversation
while watching the game.
I had to leave halfway through the game
to pick my brother up from the airport. We returned with the hope of
seeing the end of the game but we just missed it. When I left, BYU was
down by 20 and got back BYU had just won the game by 2 points. It was an
exciting ending I'm told. I gave my brother a ride to his dorm in Provo
and got some mail at my old condo. The post office refuses to forward it
in spite of two separate forwarding requests made almost two months ago. I
had about 10 minutes to rest when I got back to Sandy before it was time to
go ice skating with some friends.
The rental skates had about a
1/4 inch of material between your foot and the blade so my feet were quite
sore after a few minutes on the ice. In spite of the pain, I got to be
quite good at doing a crossover when taking sharp turns and I worked a bit
on skating backwards too. By the way, hockey skates are much preferred
over figure skates. If you catch your toe, disaster can and did occur.
After skating we went to a party at a friends house and upon our
arrival discovered that everyone had already eaten dinner. We promptly
left the party and went to Applebees. When we got our food one of the guys
who had ordered low fat quesadillas got a single piece all alone on the
plate. His face was a mixture of suprise and fear that it was all he was
getting. The rest of the quesadilla arrived and soothed his anguished
We returned to the party and observed multipled games of
twister, with two sheets to accomodate all those that wanted to play. When
the twister "tournament" as it was called finally ended, we played video
games, had a long game of speed Uno and some self-defense lessons. Those
resulted in a number of people on the floor in spaghetti-like contortions.
It was a fun day, but man was I ready for bed.