general adventures in craftiness

Friday, January 26, 2001

For Valentine's Day: Do you love getting kisses, but worry about getting a disease? Then you need this.

It's amazing how much a beautiful day can lift your spirits and make you feel lucky to be alive. It looks like more of the same Saturday.

Thursday, January 25, 2001

Via Plastic: Turn off the Spice Channel and instead pornolize any URL. This is like The Dialectizer, where you can enter a URL and see a webpage in one of these dialects: redneck, cockney, jive, pig latin, Swedish chef, moron, or Elmer Fudd.

Wednesday, January 24, 2001

Via Metafilter: I laughed out loud after checking out this search from Google. Look at the first result in the list and then look at the search terms.

I have been playing around with Apple's iTunes software and haven't had any problems. The visualizer tool, the daisy button, in the bottom right-hand corner is pretty cool. You can alter the visualizations by pressing certain keys. While the visualization is running, hit the question mark key and you will get a menu of options. Hitting the 0-9 keys will prompt configuration changes. B will place the Apple logo in the bottom right corner of the screen and then it will slowly fade away. Q and W will cycle forward and backward through various waveforms. A and S will cycle forward and backward through styles of the waveforms. Z and X will allow you to change color schemes. The visualization tool also works without music and can be used as a screen saver. All information courtesy of Macintouch.

Tuesday, January 23, 2001

Bush Acts to Deny Money Overseas Tied to Abortion
During this recent so-called presidential election, I received many e-mails from friends urging me to vote my conscience and mark my ballot for Green Party nominee Ralph Nader. I realize Bore and Gush really weren't that different in their platforms, however, I voted for Bore because I was more afraid of having Gush as POTUS. As a woman, seeing that headline really scares me.

The Chinese New Year begins tomorrow. It is the Year of the Snake. I guess that means I should do a little spring cleaning.

Monday, January 22, 2001

I want a Boblbee.

Over the weekend I saw Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. A fabulous, epic film from Ang Lee. It was great to see him win the Best Director Award at the Golden Globes. "I want to thank my wife for being a role model for the tough women I portray in my movies," Lee said in his acceptance speech. I want to thank him for even having tough women in his movies.

Thursday, January 18, 2001

E-Mail Contact With Teachers Rare
Part of my job is to train teachers, and I find that getting teachers to use technology is very frustrating. Even when the technology is something more personal, such as using e-mail.

North Portland Trades Landfill For Park
I live in North Portland and news like this makes me happy.

How is it that I get sucked into reality television so easily? I laugh, guffaw, and scorn at the premises that are presented yet find curiosity gets the best of me. People who would want to go on these types of shows are nowhere near normal, and, the show is far from reality, since these people are all acting. Where's another bad prime time soap opera when you need it?

Friday, January 12, 2001

High Ratings for Fox's Temptation
I haven't watched this show yet (I admit I taped it), but I am not surprised that it got high ratings.

Thursday, January 11, 2001

First gene-modified monkey is born
Those wacky scientists up on the hill are at it again.

I am headed to NYC for spring break. Going to hang with rk for a long needed vacation!

I always thought Aqua Man was pretty dreamy.