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Workday thoughts

Whee! Today I’m working (again) on my proposed redesign for my company’s website. I’ve put in a LOT of hours on this. It’s my fourth design for these guys—I’ve not been very happy with my previous three. This one, I think, has possibly got the goods. It’s still way down deep in alpha, but you can see it on the screenshot for today (September 7).

September 7, 2000

Contemplations from a Saturday

I finished Look to Windward tonight. I wish I knew exactly why Iain Banks’ Culture novels aren’t being published in the States. They’re thoughtful works with a lot of depth—something that I think is lacking from everyday fiction in the States now.

August 26, 2000

Vacation dreams

Oh, man, this just burns me up. I’m researching what all I need to purchase before flying out to D.C. in October—turns out my flight’s going to cost about what it did last year. The problem is the rental car. I only need it for two full days—days when Andy’s going to be at work and I want to get myself to the nearest Metro station.

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August 23, 2000

The dimmest notions of freedom.

Brad says that tonight I should talk about chrome bumpers.

Brad, I hate to tell you this—’cause I love you and you’re my favorite Canadian and all, but you’re totally and utterly full of shit. Why, again, am I letting you stay in my house?

August 13, 2000

The fledgling gardener

Here I sit at my computer desk at the end of another day. Edmund is perched on top of the desk, sunning himself under the lights of the ceiling fan and looking beatifically down upon his chosen human.

All is well here in my quiet little corner of the world. Jeff is curled up in bed, reading Iain Banks’ Use Of Weapons. I’m pleased that he’s finally getting addicted to this lovely (and unfortunately, mostly out-of-print) science fiction series. Mostly, I just want someone to talk to about what I’m reading.

July 14, 2000

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