I smell a conspiracy. I’m not talking about the recent mysterious disappearance of a Malaysian airliner. The conspiracy I have discovered is something far more insidious. It’s an attack on the very fabric of geekdom. I’m talking about the defamation of π.
As a slave to technology, I just
wasted spent an afternoon acquiring and activating a new (almost) iPhone 4. It turned out to be a much more arduous task than I anticipated, but I think it was worth it.
We men are disgustingly fickle. It’s hard to believe it has only been two years since I raved about the sleek, petite, figure of my latest infatuation. And now my attention has been stolen by one slightly less petite, but with unbelievable elegance and far more intelligence. I suppose even the most shallow man can only be captivated by empty beauty for so long before boredom sets in. Yes, it’s true. I have abandoned my once-beloved Razr for a hot new iPhone.
Browsing through the news, I noticed there’s going to be a solar eclipse Friday morning, but it’s not going to be visible here. I need an apricot scarf. And a Lear Jet, but that’s just a minor detail. You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht. Your hat strategically dipped below one eye, your scarf it was apricot
About three years ago, I wrote about my less-than-happy experience with a gizmo that was supposed to allow my iPod to play through my car stereo. Eventually I gave up on it, and settled for listening to the same CD over and over until I got motivated to change it. Unfortunately, I was recently faced with another nuisance. The CD player has started skipping frequently, making it virtually unlistenable. Something had to be done.
Since it’s too early to write about the Super Tuesday results, I might as well take some time to perform a valuable public service and pass along an urgent warning to my loyal readers. The Gullibility Virus is once again spreading rampantly around the Internet. Be very careful to avoid being its next victim! You could receive it from one of your closest friends. Don’t open any email from anybody you know, or anybody you don’t know!!
With all the recent dismal weather curtailing outdoor fun, it might seem that I should have more time for mindless musings, which have been scarce recently. Available time is not the issue. The doldrums are also affecting my creative enthusiasm. So, in a feeble attempt to fill space here, I’m stooping to stealing a recent news item, with no additional comment of my own. My excuse is that it was reported in a periodical probably not on the regular reading list of those who stumble here. While the gist of the article may be no surprise to some of us, it was nice to see it confirmed.
During some of the Christmas downtime, when weather made indoors more enticing than outdoors, I finally got around to installing Leopard on my PowerBook. I’ve been running it at work for a couple of months, so I knew what to expect, but I installed it anyway. I’m not sure why. I guess because since I had bought it, I might as well use it. Or maybe I’ve just drunk too much of the Apple Kool-Aid, and can’t resist the urge to keep up with their latest glitzy offering (although I have resisted the iPhone so far).
Some actuaries might claim that I passed mid-life several years ago. Other people have told me that middle age is always 10 years older than one’s current age, which sounds reasonable to me. I’ve also heard that you’re only as old as you feel, which sounded like good advice until it got me busted for walking around campus feeling 18-year-olds. Regardless of which side of mid-life I’m really on, the half-century mark which arrived in May brought that common male menopausal craving to indulge myself with a new turbocharged toy.
I didn’t have anything thrilling to write about, so I decided to play with the site infrastructure. Now, with some help from the Geeklog gang, this site supports OpenID login. Considering the low level of audience participation here, this is probably more of a learning experience for me than a major benefit for others. But it’s here if you want to use it. And if you don’t know what it is, don’t feel bad, neither did I until recently. But it’s cool.