Finally, it’s over, yay! Came down with a cold on December 16, 2017 and today, January 13, 2018 I can say it appears to be gone. 28 days of congestion and feeling like crap has run its course.
Woke me up! — Sebastopol, Thursday, January 4, 2018, 2:40am
Watching movies from the 1990’s on Netflix reveals just how ubiquitous the synthesizer was being used for soundtracks. Particularly awful were the attempts at orchestral scores, with strings and winds that sound nothing like their real counterparts. No doubt much of this was simply cost cutting made by producers and unscrupulous film composers looking to replace musicians with a “one-man-band” solution using the synthesizer for everything. Maybe the scores sounded better back then, they’re laughable today.
Sorting Amazon for deals with highest discount brings up magazine after magazine as the top results. Apparently nobody wants a printed magazine subscription anymore.
I’m not talented enough to be unprepared.
— Monroe Stahr (Matt Bohmer)
The music business is a cruel shallow money
trench. A long plastic hallway where pimps and
thieves run free and good men die like dogs.
There’s also a negative side.
— Hunter S. Thompson
I had lunch yesterday at A Taste of Nepal in Sebastopol yesterday and it was the best Nepalese food I’ve had in a long time. I ordered the Tofu Saag ($10.99). All vegan and comes with Dal soup (so good I ordered a second bowl).
One of the best things ever to happen for webmasters (because of the dramatic increases in hard drive storage size) is the ability for website hosting companies to offer Full Restores from a backup. So when your site goes bonkers you can simply request it be restored to the last working version, often from the backup done just the day before.
“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” goes old the adage. It’s simplistic, but also true. For the impulsive or addictive personality, it can help keep things in check.
This is a once in a lifetime job. Whoever does it can never work again.
—Jackal (Edward Fox, The Day of the Jackal)