August 2004

August 31, 2004

iMac G5

iMac G5

Where did the computer go?

August 20, 2004

The City at Night

The city that sleeps.

Taken as we were leaving the Six Aparty.

August 17, 2004

This Sucker’s Electrical

As we returned from our grocery outing on Saturday I noticed a very well cared for DeLorean parked in front of our apartment building. I pointed it out to Tabitha and we both noticed the license plate.

“1 21 GW”

It would have been perfect.

August 12, 2004

Six Aparty

The Movable Type 3.1 release hoopla.

I had a good time at the Movable Type 3.1 sneak peek shindig this evening. Met some cool folks, had some interesting conversations, and was reminded of what a great opportunity this has been for me.

August 10, 2004

The Mattress Maneuver

Tabitha and I spent the bulk of the weekend shopping for, selecting, purchasing, transporting, and assembling a new California King size mattress (plus box springs, bed frame, cushion, and sheets). The entire operation involved a rented truck, sustained heavy lifting, sophisticated knot tying, profuse sweating, lunch at Chevys, and other equally disgusting and stressful experiences. Getting the damn thing up the stairs precipitated a near-death experience for yours truly. A hammer supplied some time ago by one Mr. Runco proved instrumental in bending the metal frame to our will. The old bed was photographed for potential resale, disassembled, and stored in the gigantic closet adjacent to our living room. I’d now like to ask us all to take a moment and pray to Joe Pesci that this is the last bed we ever have to buy. Thank you.

August 10, 2004

Since someone asked…

I got a note recently asking whether this site is entirely powered by Movable Type, whether the forums are a Movable Type plug-in, and whether the templates are published somewhere. The short answer to all three questions is no, but here’s a little more detail.

Only the main weblog is using the Movable Type engine, the rest of the site is powered clunky old PHP code I wrote myself. That includes the forums, the photos (which are coming back, I swear), the links, the DVDs section (shudder), the profiles and user accounts, and all the static stuff. (There is even some snippets of PHP littering the MT templates.) All this old stuff has been horribly neglected and will probably continue to languish for a while longer. Change happens slowly at this site these days. My focus has been posting as regularly as possible to the weblog and links, taking photos, and occasionally tinkering with the design.

I haven’t bothered to share the templates as they still rely on a bunch of stuff I’ve written myself and wouldn’t do anyone any good if they tried to drop them into their MT installation. I’m happy to answer any specific questions about how the site is built.

August 5, 2004

Bee In The Grass

A bee in the grass.

There is no short supply of desktop backgrounds these days.

August 3, 2004

A Bit More on the Donnie Darko Director’s Cut

The post on the Donnie Darko Director’s Cut generated a lot of questions about where and when the film is playing in theaters. I came across a fan site for the film’s director this evening which seems to be doing a pretty good job tracking the showings. One entry has info on domestic screenings, and another entry links to a site that hints at an Australian showing. (Which had been specifically asked about in the comments of the earlier post.)

No showing in the Bay Area (just my luck) but lots of others and many are playing quite soon so check out that site if you’re interested. Good stuff.

[Update: If I had bothered to read the pages I linked to above I would have found my way to the site for Newmarket Films which (if you click on the “Playdates” link) lists many more showings, including several in the Bay Area on September 3rd. Hooray!]

August 3, 2004

Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA

In some ways, I really miss Berkeley. It’s a rare thing to hop out of your car and see two kids riding a giant, motorized, solar-powered, two-person skateboard up the street.

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