I listen to music for the same reason that I drink sodas- for refreshment. Before a test, or a tennis game, or an interview... You know, Eye of the Tiger shit. With Call it Love, I couldn't always listen to it when I wanted (we didn't have MP3s). It was always just in my head before tennis.
My roommate always watches that one Miller Lite commercial. Every morning.
Austin is one of three people in the Known World to have a dermatological condition known as sebaceous triphileculoma. They're a form of epidermoid cyst that has the unique tendency to predict areas of infection by sprouting a band of white hairs from the affected area. (He's not sure on the exact spelling of the condition- it might be somewhere on this page, but we don't have the patience to find it.)
¶ Permalink 11/27/2003 01:39:00 AM0 comments
Home in Cumming, Georgia. Tonight saw a hike/climb up our famous Booger Mountain. There are a set of three seats painfully and fantastically carved into the rock at the top of the hill here. These seats are called the Indian Seats, and that is what you would see from them with your Adobe Photoshop auto-contrast goggles turned on.
High-school crush Betsy told me what her Daddy is getting for her 21st birthday---- A string of pearls and a handgun. Probably a .38 special, but she's not sure.
"To protect me. Of course I'd keep it loaded. Why wouldn't I?"
Jeff at Elon always has something fun to show when I visit. Tonight: A
modded Xbox w/an FTP server that's essential for the sweet DivX archive
over his 120gb drive. Hundreds of digitally perfect, copied games to
play. Music, pictures, etc via Windows Media Player. Thank you
¶ Permalink 11/25/2003 07:16:00 PM0 comments
"I am alive. I am clean. I don't have black fingernails anymore. I don't smell shit and BO with every step I take. I am no longer accosted by rickshaw drivers beseeching me to take a ride because, of course, I am their “sister” and the pedophilic men in their Michael Jackson t-shirts have ceased their relentless catcalls."
"I have left India."
"Now, I suppose my introduction may lead you all to believe that my trip was all bad. No it wasn't. I miss being able to eat amazing food anytime for less than ten cents. I miss seeing cows strolling across the road or taking a nap in the middle of an intersection not bothered by anyone. I miss my baby cousins who run around with my shoes on and steal all of my things from my bag. I miss my grandma who refused to comprehend Carla doesn't understand Malayalam and kept having long winded conversations with her. "
"India is not for the weak. It tested everything I had in me both physically and mentally."
He called his project 'The Evidence of Man.' "It made me think about what happens when man has finished with something, then walks away. There's a kind of melancholic disintegration there, as nature begins its work of pulling that thing back into the ground. When I'm photographing something in the industrial landscape, I'm looking at whatever is that residual thing." Burtynsky went on to photograph quarries in Vermont (and) railway cuts in Western Canada ... Human activity is in these photographs but it is ghostly, and implied by what isn't there- the departed stone that has left cubist shapes in the quarries, the food that was once inside the thousands of compressed tin cans.
Burtynsky has now found his "most ambitious project- China's Three Gorges Dam." His photography will document "the massive, unprecedented relocation of whole cities, brick by brick" that has displaced millions of Chinese people. I think I remember reading that the Three Gorges Dam will provide enough electricity for 1/10th of China's population.
I'd like to call this compilation, "Group Work in Differing Majors at Wake Forest University." Above, students in Dr. Page West's entrepreneurship class huddle around financial statements from a make-believe start-up company. Below, Jakob Morris and New Crush get together for art's sake.
This weekend saw Zach and I lay down 1200 miles of road trip for a football game between the rival schools of his Indiana friends. Wabash College really impressed me. It's got an amazing campus for only eight or nine hundred students.
I met a kid at DePauw who was under house arrest for manslaughter. He was drunk behind the wheel a year ago and accidentally killed someone in a wreck. His jeans covered the tracking bracelet on his ankle; I should have asked for a picture. Note to self: Never. Drunk. Drive. Again.
In Indiana, otherwise immediately attractive women often have
dinner-plate sized tattoos in the middle of their back, and horible
blonde highlights seem to run more rampant. It's eleven in the morning,
and we are eating scrambled eggs while drinking 60 proof coffee.
¶ Permalink 11/15/2003 11:07:00 AM0 comments
BuddyGopher, please show me all of my buddies AIM profiles, organized full-screen in alphabetical order.
(Go ahead: Use IFRAMES. Nobody's looking.)
Now I want you to take any content in there and interpret it. Start with
the contact information: that's the easiest. As you pick out cell
numbers and Hotmail accounts, dump them to their relevant contacts in
Outlook. Coma-sep will be fine for the others. (We don't need no
stinkin' default fields! I'LL TELL YOU WHAT INFORMATION To take.)
Lots of my friends have song lyrics in their profiles. I'd like to hear
those songs (at least once for a quick run-through). Hop onto my
resident P2P application and download those songs. Link to them in this
master profile viewer (after the last quoted lyric) with a cute sound
I am a slow learner, so apologies there. As I pulled in to Her housing
development, it occured to me that high-end Western goods might not be
the only treasure able to attract precious Eastern "discretionary
What is that foreign consulting market like?
¶ Permalink 11/12/2003 01:46:00 AM0 comments
Tuesday, November 11, 2003
During the week that he stayed in our room, Jakob Lodwick had me thinking about black holes, audio/video realtime/alltime logging, Los Angeles, girls, freestyling, and blind confidence, among other things. I think I can speak for the suite when I say we enjoyed his stay.... Here's a video (WMV) of Jakob and Zach wrastlin' in the BuddyGopher HQ.
chrikki: met your perfect girl last
night chrikki: her name is lydia chrikki: she looks exactly like
penelope cruz chrikki: and her job: managing outsourced
indian programmers chrikki: albanian chrikki: with an accent
¶ Permalink 11/07/2003 05:03:00 PM0 comments
Prices That End in 9 Another common pricing cue is using a 9 at the end of a price to denote a bargain. In fact, this pricing tactic is so common, you'd think customers would ignore it. Think again. Response to this pricing cue is remarkable. You'd generally expect demand for an item to go down as the price goes up. Yet in our study involving the women's clothing catalog, we were able to increase demand by a third by raising the price of a dress from $34 to $39. By comparison, changing the price from $34 to $44 yielded no difference in demand. Mind Your Pricing Cues, by Eric Anderson and Duncan Simester, Harvard Business Review, September 2003.
¶ Permalink 11/03/2003 09:53:00 AM0 comments