Help Out Lance!
Call for Website Testers!
I've been working on a new website, and it requires some testing before I can say "it's finished." The site, PostSecretVoice.blogspot.com, will receive anonymous voice mail messages and publish them blog-style as mp3 files. The idea comes from PostSecret, which uses postcards instead of voice mail, and the creator of that project has been supportive of the new site. The remaining unknown is how robust the voicemail-to-blog service is.
That's where you come in! If everyone who reads this site on Friday will visit the new site and follow the instructions to leave a message, I should be able to get a pretty good idea about whether the system if up to the task. There's no need for you to stick to the theme of the site -- any kind of message will do. Say hello, make drum-machine noises, or hold the phone up to the stereo as it plays that audiobook you've been listening to. These test messages will be deleted when testing is complete.
While you're at it, any constructive criticism of the site will be appreciated. Thank you!
Ah, Crooked Fingers
Don't you, "hey, how are you," me, you fuck!
What?! Don't you, "don't you, 'hey, how are you,' me, you fuck," me, you fuck!
Stop it with the fucking recursion, you cunt sucking bastard!
Okay okay okay. Look, this isn't working.
Oh, Mary's tits, you figure that out by yourself?
Now you're just being rude.
Like getting that other girl's phone number right in front of me wasn't rude?
Heh, yeah, I guess it was.
You bet Buddha's fat ass it was!
The Crowning Moment of My Life
HEIDI: Wait, let me check.
ME: [holding my breath]
HEIDI: Yeah, it is.
ME: 'CAUSE YOU BETTER TRY TO CATCH IT!!!
HEIDI: You're retarded.
B: I went to Michigan State... that's the MSU logo.
K: It's an 'S'? Why is it an 'S'?
B: Who knows why it's an 'S'. I mean, I wasn't a Spartan for very long.
K: What's a Spartan?
B: Oh, that's our mascot. The Spartans.
B: Yeah. Spartan.
K: So you're sure you don't know what the 'S' Stands for?
A Couple of Snippets
- It seems every person I respect hates CamelCasing. That pretty much means they hate every product name I've ever come up with.
- The Indigo Girls show was... eh, yeah. The French would say, "les bien." I saw Kaia there and hung out with her a bit, but then I think her girlfriend got a little jealous.
- Had lunch with E and Beth. Got briefly awkward when I complimented Beth on her solo for "Makeout" and she said, "oh, Leigh played that part."
- Then had coffee with a girl who drank her iced-mocha like Napoleon Dynamite. That whole thing was weird.
- Been working a lot on future product. Pretty excited, but I just want it to be done now.
- I thought this short film was pretty funny.
- Been feeling a little anthrophobic lately. Somewhat disconnected. It would be nice to leave for a while.
Don't Mess With Billy Sugarfix
This performance-artsy-I'm-a-grotesque-buffoon asshole at the Nightlight must have wanted a beatdown Sugarfix style pretty badly because for part of his "act" he smashed some of Billy's music bottles. Bad form, sir. I don't care how tight your camo briefs are; that's simply uncalled for.
That aside, Billy's set was great! His pogo-sticking skills have really improved.
iPod Shuffle Sucks with Audioscrobbler
If you install Audioscrobbler on your computer, it will upload your listening habits to your own personal Audioscrobbler page. You can check mine out. Thing is, the Audioscrobbler plug-in works by looking at the "Date Last Played" info for your songs, sees what was played since it last did an update, then uploads the appropriate songs.
If you do most of your listening on an iPod Shuffle, you're out of luck. The thing is, it looks to me like the iPod Shuffle doesn't record "Date Last Played" information. How is it that I have come to this conclusion? When I sync my iPod Shuffle with my iTunes library, I see the play count information increment for songs I've listened to, but not the "Date Last Played" data.
If the Shuffle does in fact have this information, then could Apple please please update the appropriate software so that we can take advantage of this information.
Farewell My Funnel Cake
Dammit. Now would be the appropriate time to try, but it seems like that is gone again. Trying and all that went along with it was my own personal Funnel Cake.
Met up with V4Y for the first time. He seems like a pretty cool kid.
Tonight I am going to be up forever.
(Mostly) Life Drawing Sketches
Reader's Digest Joke Submission
Lance: I used to tell my classes that when you assume you make an ass out of u.
Lance: And then someone would say "and me!'
Lance: "Yes, you too."
Brian: set up... and... hit!
Congratulations to Lance
Can of Worms
If you have any appreciation of the movie Office Space, you'll like this mashup with Superfriends.
Did you know that Finger Length Predicts Physically Aggressive Personalities?
I try to console some 14yo girl who was kicked out of the Social Distortion show and she sez, "if I could kill you right now I would." This girl's sister also bit (!) the shit out of some guy's arm. Kidz these days.
Have iPod owners become iBlivious? I mean, they'll talk, sing, curse or cut a huge fart and not even think about it. It's like they think they're in their car or something.
Wow. And all this time I thought PNP stood for "Polynomial vs. Nondeterministic Polynomial". Looks like I was wrong. Gay wrong.