aimless wandering: April 2005 Archives

Pop songs improved


Satire and interpretation can always improve a pop song. Here is where a great german crooner comes in- he does a 1920's style rendition of famous current pop songs. This is by far the best way to listen to Oops I did it again.
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The other way I tolerate (unless you call teeth grinding a demonstration of musical participation and enjoyment ) is once again a transformation of song genre into a mash I once heard a Nappy Haired Boy remix/mash that was much more to my taste.

And no, I have no desperate need to be a top pop bunny. But I do find immense amusement in pop mock.

At Boing Boing - TSA Screener: 2 book max on flights from original post

The basic gist of it is that some TSA screener thinks you can only bring two books onto a flight with you instead of four (we'll get to this in a second). Okay, on the upside, this makes me wonder which two books I would bring. Probably a long reading classic and something more fun. And an electronic device like my clie or notebook with a recharger for all those other books I'm "sneaking" past the TSA agent because of an oddly phrased rule.

wifi weather


The sun is out shining and my hard work in setting up a new wireless access point has paid off. I'd guess that most wifi routers are easy set-up for most home networks but my house doesn't have a normal home network. Or maybe it is 'round here where there are more software engineers and at least four different Fry's Electronics in 20 minutes drive. We even refer to them by the decor instead of the location like "Western Fry's" and "Mayan Fry's". If you want the details on how to set up a wifi point with an existing network, read the more section.

First tank top appearance of the year today! Sitting outside in the backyard with npr Prairie Home Companion playing via streaming audio enjoying the happy happy sun. Tea, notebook, wifi, and stack of homework to be done. Life is Grand. For you potential sun-kittens like me, don't forget to wear a hat and some sunblock.

weekend over again


Suddenly came down with a case of runny-nose-itus which could have been termed the sniffles except my nose just wouldn't... you get the idea. I turned in super early around 7/8 pm and put some homework on the backburner while I slept it off. Woke up rather late but dribble free!

Not much is going on here except the start of another quarter. This quarter is full of projects and reading so I've hunkered down and resigned myself to getting sun in the back yard while reading school stuff (textbooks, webpages, and journal articles) when it gets sunny again. I also got my grades from last quarter earlier last week and was pleasantly surprised. It was a good surprise and I'd like to thank the grading gods, aka my professors, for being merciful and generous. Thank you very very much. Not that I was expecting low grades or even average grades, but a pleasant feeling to see that my professors faith in me was justified.

Now just to keep up with this heavy reading load! Academic papers definitely take longer for me to read, dissect, and remember than most other literature.

In another bit of news that had me saying "duh" was the story about the guy in Malasia who owned a Mercedes-Benz with a biometric lock. Yeah, the one where the thieves absconded with his car and finger

I feel like I should say something about the Pope's passing and I'd typed out a bit but really only one general point is necessary, no matter what your faith- I believe in being grateful; our lifestyles exist on the labor and history of others from great public figures to insignificant unknowns. It would do everyone good to remember that.

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