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 Three years ago saturday... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, September 11 2008 @ 10:05 PM PDT
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Life...I was composing this post.

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 Out of curiosity... Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, June 03 2008 @ 09:54 PM PDT
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Life...is it sad that I was just seriously considering buying a larger fridge (4.3 cu.ft. vs. the 1.4 I have now) for my cube and having Peapod start delivering to my office?

I've already got a couch in here that I can crash on, and a shower in one of the bathrooms... at what point have I officially moved in?

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Most Recent Post: 06/04 08:01AM by Dan4th

 Absent-mindedness Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, August 09 2007 @ 09:52 AM PDT
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LifeI just had a very strange moment.

I was getting my stuff together to sit down for a bit of a protocol design session. Typically my preparations for such a thing are fairly straightforward:

1. Caffeinate.
2. Nicotinate.
3. Make sure nobody's going to bug me for a while.
4. Grab a notebook, my miniature whiteboard, a marker, and a pen.
5. Sit back, put my feet up, and let it flow.

Today, when I got to step four, there was a design already sketched out on the whiteboard (in my handwriting) for a similar, but definitely different encapsulation protocol than the one I was about to tackle.

The problem is that I have no idea what it's for. I mean, I can tell what it does, and it's got some pretty interesting features and whatnot, but at some point along the way, I managed to forget entirely the problem that I was trying to solve, and even with the solution in front of me, I can't remember.

My best guess is that it's a replacement for SMTP that's resistant to forgery and parses a little more easily, but I can't be sure. Lack of context is a bitch.

 Meet the new boss Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, August 02 2007 @ 03:49 PM PDT
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Life...same as the old boss.

In the grand scheme of things, it's not a bad deal. I got about two months off this summer, and Monday I'll start my old job again with a raise and the understanding that 40 hours means... well, less than 60 anyway.

 Brief Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, June 13 2007 @ 09:45 AM PDT
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LifeMatt vs. New:
Round 1 - Win
Round 2 - TBD

Old vs. World+dog:
Round 1 - Loss
Round 2 - TBD

 How to tell it's a bad week, #581 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Tuesday, June 05 2007 @ 09:53 PM PDT
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LifeYou find yourself grooving along to Pretty Little Hate Machine without a trace of nostalgia or irony.

 Out take Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Thursday, April 19 2007 @ 12:04 AM PDT
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Life*me rustling through a drawer full of take-out menus*

M: "We should get magnets. That way we could stick the menus we use a lot to this nice empty metal surface." *points to the side of a storage cabinet*

N: "There are some magnet-type devices on the other nice metal surface." *points at refrigerator*

M: "Yeah, but those have a certain feng shui to them that I'd rather not intrude upon"

J: "We should get a hole punch. That way, we could run a string through the menus and tie them up somewhere."

M: "Well, if we're going to go through the effort of acquiring a tool to take care of our menu problem, we might as well scan them and put them as a slide show on the TV."

*beat*

M: "I know what I'm doing tonight."

 19 days, 15 hours, 22 minutes Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, October 11 2006 @ 01:08 PM PDT
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LifeI'm a smoker again.

 Scott Palmer: 1968-2006 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Wednesday, June 07 2006 @ 03:34 PM PDT
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LifeScott Palmer was a friend of mine. He was an amazing bass player, a huge fan of Dolemite, and one of the funniest bastards I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

We lost touch with each other for a long time after we no longer worked together, but when I saw him a little over a year ago, it was as if not a day had gone by.

He was diagnosed with cancer this past January.

I really thought we'd have more time.

 Early Christmas Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
 Author:  matt
 Dated:  Saturday, December 10 2005 @ 06:59 AM PST
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LifeOkay, I'm wildly overtired right now, so I'm not going to be able to give this subject matter its due attention.

Just saying.

So, Christmas came early this year. My company has received a round of funding, and, without going into specifics, instead of my monthly budget netting around -100, it'll be netting an actual positive number. Furthermore, we took a pay cut months and months ago, and we got the difference in a lump sum via direct deposit, so we already had the money by the time they told us about it.

This leads me, inevitably, to the discussion of what kind of fun toys I bought, since I'm such a fucking consumer that I make myself sick.

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