I’m tempted to just post this without explanation, but… So, the short story is that one of Kate’s co-workers has apparently taken to calling me “Easy E”. That, plus 5 minutes and access to Photoshop, is a little dangerous. Despite the picture, though, I would like to say…East Coast Represent!
Citizen Schools training session tonight was undersubscribed — that it, it was only me — so they cancelled it. I’ll have to do another one, probably on my birthday, or over a weekend… On the upside, it’ll give me a couple more weeks to get my act together as far as what to teach, and [...]
S.A.D. I’ve decided that I have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or some variant thereof. The difference between my SAD and the normal kind, though, is that mine doesn’t seem to actually revolve around the weather. It’s just this time of year. I love fall; I hate the family holidays, I hate that there are all these [...]
LSAT score was a 162. This puts me in the 87th percentile, which is pretty decent, but which is way more average than I hoped it would be. Oh, well. I guess if I wanted to be less-average I should have actually done stuff like prepare, and care about the test, huh?
Okay, back from the LSAT. Some general thoughts/impressions/etc: On UMass Boston: The place is one of the most horrific examples of architecture/planning I’ve ever seen with my own eyes. It’s like City Hall Plaza, but without the good parts, and without coffee. The only thing that can possibly be said in it’s favor is that [...]
To the woman who almost ran me over at the corner of Claremon and Holland Streets this evening: put the phone down already. Seriously. Or if you’re going to hold it to your left ear don’t make left turns or something. Or you could just PUT THE DAMN PHONE DOWN. New York has passed a [...]
Jacob Weisberg suggests in this Slate column that liberals, currently busy ranting about the prospect of the Gulf Coast becoming a laboratory for conservative social and economic policy, take a breather and let Bush and company have their way with New Orleans. My initial reaction was that Weisberg was nuts. I have a bad feeling [...]
Just a few of the many things that I’m working on/thinking about at the moment, in any only very slightly organized list: Datacenter move LSAT Exchange disaster recovery plans and procedures The many dirty dishes in the kitchen Finding a dentist Finding a vet. For Kali, I mean. Finding a date. LDAP authentication for JBoss [...]
I’ve been working on grad school apps — meaning actually getting them, not filling them out — and I’m already excited about the prospect of being back in school. But a thought hit me today: maybe instead of going back to grad school, I should find a paper somewhere that’ll pay me to write. I’d [...]
A fun and little-known fact about my life: I am a rock star. That’s right. A rock star. As of yesterday, I’m the cowbell player for The Devwikis. Our first gig is coming up in a couple of weeks, and I’m pretty psyched… And if you’re wondering why any self-respecting band needs a cowbell player, [...]
Yesterday brought with it, among other things, the first update from Rachel (Lindner, for those who are confused) from her current billet in Ghana. She’s working in Accra for Journalists for Human Rights. Since I know that at least a few of the people who read this blog aren’t lucky enough to be on Rachel’s [...]
There was a time when I considered myself to be better than average with the English language. As a matter of fact, I still do. (I also consider myself to be very humble; you can judge these beliefs for yourself.) I read Norman Mclean and Dave Eggers and Kurt Vonnegut and think to myself that [...]
Riding on an Amtrak train in west-central Pennsylvania. We just passed through the Norfolk Southern yards in Altoona. Stretching for a couple of miles, these yards appear to be almost abandoned. Here and there a newish locomotive sits on a well-used siding, but most of the engines in the lot look as though they might [...]