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Friday, March 20, 2009

Random tangent

Why is it there seems to be no places with free Wi-Fi open in downtown Seattle open after 6?

And why is it that Dailymotion works perfectly on my school's wireless network... except when it comes time to actually load a video?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Third Annual (Probably Totally Wrong) Bracket

I haven't been paying much attention to college basketball this season, so this year's bracket is probably going to be weaker than past ones. I have UNC beating UConn 76-69 and I picked that score entirely at random.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Random Internet Discovery of the Week

So when I mentioned that I was hoping to get a makeup post in for not putting up a post yesterday, I'd kind of forgotten about Wednesday being RID day. So lo and behold, the gazillionth astronomy RID!

Out with a whimper.

This is not the way I intended to do this.

For the first time since July 14 of last year, I did not have a post on a weekday yesterday.

I had been intending to continue The Streak until I hit the one-year mark. Oddly, that might have resulted in extending the streak into at least September and possibly (after college football season) December, because of at least one project I have in the works.

Honestly, after abandoning webcomics posts for March on the grounds I needed the time to work on a paper, I've been completely procrastinating. I spent most of yesterday sleeping, watched more TV than I should have or planned to, went out for a while and had no place to really use the Internet (nor, for the most part, did it cross my mind to), and used the last few hours of the official Tuesday playing games rather than at least work on the paper. Really, the paper's barely started and I'm going to need a three-day blitz to write... eight pages? I hit a research bottleneck where I had to go running around for books to cite to make the point I intended to make (by not being what it calls an "indiscriminate collection of information" Wikipedia may actually be hindering the Web's potential as a repository of all knowledge by attracting too many queries for it to itself) and that's been taking up a lot of time I could use actually working on the paper.

(For the sort of research I want to use not just for this paper, but spending much of my life doing, I have a feeling I'll need a lot of money for books... and I STILL don't have a real job...)

I may well start a new streak with this post anyway - I have posts planned for the remainder of the week and may try to get a second post out today.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sure it's obvious, but it was necessary.

(From Ctrl+Alt+Del. Click for full-sized performance review.)

Normally, I defend Ctrl+Alt+Del. I defend it against accusations of Mary Sue-dom, I defend it against accusations that it's unchanging, I even defend it against accusations of bad art.

But Ethan's yelling mouth in the last panel... is positively grotesque.

As for the storyline? I'm watching it with interest to see where it leads, but it's too early to form an opinion yet. Way too early.

As for the "weekly" webcomic post? Not looking good for it to happen on Tuesday, I'm afraid. Maybe later in the week, but...