I’ve purposely been avoiding posting anything about my brother. I just hope he gets better. I’ve been spending a bunch of my spare time reading comics, browsing tech stuff on the web, and playing Simpsons Hit & Run, just to distract myself from thinking about it too much. I’ve probably spent way more time playing around with my new cell phone than is really warranted. And I’ve been looking at specs on new laptops, even though I probably won’t be buying one any time soon. And I made chili yesterday, and chocolate chip cookies on Sunday.
Month: January 2004
I signed up for a new 2-year agreement with Verizon Wireless this week, and got a new Kyocera KX414 phone. The reviews on this phone over at Wireless Gaming Review aren’t too good, but I wasn’t really intending to use it for gaming. I’m trying to decide if I should sign up for Get It Now for e-mail and web access, then just cancel my palm.net account. It’d be cheaper, but the screen is so tiny, and there’s only the numeric keypad, so it seems like it’d be a pain to use.
This article in the Times today got me kind of interested in Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy. Here’s an interview with him at Powells.com that’s pretty interesting.
Interesting OneNote review. I’m still not sure if it was worth the $50…
Very nice mixtape posted here — all legally downloadable.
My continuing, unexplainable, desire to acquire oddball Hello Kitty items continues unabated. However, I am still successfully restraining myself. I will NOT buy Hello Kitty toilet paper. Really. Unless I see it for sale at San Diego or something.
The Boondocks has been running strips over the last few days comparing the presidential candidates to various superheroes and villains. Today’s strip is particularly good — George Bush as the Joker!
Hello Kitty Pez
Non-obvious tech tip of the day
Downloading quotes for a preferred stock into Quicken:
“Edit the symbol name in Quicken by removing the space, the P, and the R, and replacing them with a hyphen (-). “
Oh yeah, I would have eventually figured that out on my own. The P and the R! Of course! And here I was thinking I could just type in the ticker symbol as-is, off Quicken’s own friggin’ web site! What was I thinking?