Procrastiblog

November 9, 2007

Fun with Keyword Analysis

Filed under: Not Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 6:42 pm

Noted without comment: as of now, this blog is the #5 result (of “about 1,040”) for the Google search “irresponsible assface”.

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November 3, 2007

For Want of Hobo Jokes

Filed under: Not Tech, Waste of Time, YouTube — Chris @ 4:24 pm

Hey, look, official Funniest Man Alive John Hodgman has a blog:

I actually admire the sheer, misanthropic brio of those Lockhorns. After all, it can’t be easy to distill all the drunken, marital loathing of WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and pour it all into a single, hate-filled funny pages panel day after day after day.

August 27, 2007

A Post? Woohoo!

Filed under: Not Tech, Top Chef, Waste of Time — Chris @ 3:37 pm

Wow, that was my longest blogging gap in the post-India era. And it’s going to get longer, unfortunately. I’ve been really busy with pretending to be a graduate student, plus my mother is having brain surgery (feel free to do whatever you think may help in this Godless, wicked world… perhaps you could envision a healing light), plus I’ll be gone for a few weeks touring the Continent. I promise all my slobbering fans I’ll be back in September with outraged liberal me-too-ism, boring posts about OCaml, and Top Chef finale-blogging*. A più tarde, i miei amici…

* I would’ve put Tre at 3-to-1 to win the whole thing. The smart money is now on a Hung/CJ final. (Casey would be a contender if she could chop an onion.)

July 24, 2007

V1agra Cheap!!! Teen Sluts

Filed under: Not Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 2:57 am

The last few posts have been delayed because Blogger thinks I may not be a real human being, but rather a sophisticated spambot sent back from the future to corrupt everybody’s .emacs file.

June 15, 2007

Taking Direction

Filed under: Not Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 12:22 am

Is there a way to give feedback when Google Maps gives you a bum steer? This morning, I was driving from Westfield to Murray Hill in New Jersey and Google Maps advised me to turn North on Union Ave in Scotch Plains and cross Route 22 (here). The only problem is that there’s a concrete divider on Route 22 at Union Ave (which is clearly visible here) and it’s not possible to cross there. I had to go a few miles East on 22 to Glenside Ave. Luckily, I knew where I was at that point; if not, I would have been screwed.

Now, I’m the kind of good citizen who fixes grammar on Wikipedia and blogs about bugs in GCC. I’d like to tell Google about their terrible mistake and give them a chance to make it up to me. But I can’t find any email address or web form that seems appropriate.

It may be the case that they don’t want feedback. After all, why should they trust me on this? Oh, well.

April 27, 2007

Ubuntu Names

Filed under: Linux, Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 4:06 pm

Oddly enough, Ubuntu has a web page about the names. Apparently, it just didn’t occur to them to go in alphabetical order until after breezy. But why did they skip C?

I think Adjective Animal would be a great name for their 27th release.

April 20, 2007

Totally, Man. They Didn’t Even Have MySpace Back Then.

Filed under: Not Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 4:19 am

Quote of the Day: “Twentieth century? Why, I could pick a century out of a hat, blindfolded, and come up with a better one.” -Oliver Larrabee, Sabrina (1954) (not the compromised second draft)

April 12, 2007

Seriously?

Filed under: Not Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 4:45 pm

The security guard in my building, who let’s me walk by with a nod 9 times out of 10, chooses today, when I’ve got a bag and an umbrella and a hot cup of coffee, to ask for ID? Really?

I never know where I stand with these people. Am I supposed to do chit chat? I hate chit chat.

April 11, 2007

Television’s "Marquee Moon"

Filed under: Music, Not Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 2:49 pm

Not good treadmill music.

April 7, 2007

एक्ष्केल्लेन्त् वर्क, टोबी

Filed under: India, Not Tech, Waste of Time — Chris @ 4:21 pm

Mr. Kellner (who else?) wins the prize, which is no prize. Bonus points if you know where it came from. BTW, my browser doesn’t even render this script properly. Something to do with the right-to-left text.

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