April 25th, 2003

full steam ahead

my real desktop

holding a sandwich in one hand, clicking the mouse with the other. Just as I choose Cut with the mouse, a chunk falls out of my sandwich. So that's there the clipboard is!
  • Current Music
    Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
full steam ahead

balanced mind?

I did that personality brain type test... 52 emotional index, 58 systematic index. So balanced caring ADD type! But what these things completely miss is that the emotional intelligence is at least partly a learned skill drummed into girls from the earliest age rather than something innate or unavoidable. Train boys to care more about others around them than themselves and see a significant change. I have purposely switched off a lot of my maintenance of others systems and I can watch the service running sometimes ;-)
  • Current Music
    Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing
full steam ahead

that noise? well it might be the extended metaphor snapping right off

two rather amusing examples from today's research

understanding Jabber IM connections
"Assuming that the family elders have not disabled server-to-server communications between capulet.com and montague.net, Juliet's message is routed to the Jabber server at montague.net"

Symantec whitepaper on how IM routes around firewall rules
"Imagine that an instant messaging client is a fugitive on the run from the authorities. The fugitive wants to cross a police roadblock (a firewall) on the main highway to reach his safe house (the instant messaging server) and hide. Because the fugitive knows that the police are blocking traffic on all lanes of the highway, he decides to take the bike path next to the highway (HTTP, port 80). Since the police assume that only legitimate cyclists (Web surfers) will use the bike path, the fugitive can safely slip by the roadblocks and reach the safe house."
  • Current Music
    Suzanne Vega - Luka (live acoustic)
full steam ahead

snigger

from the Ananova report about audience participation in the 'lurid' show at the Riverside Studio (anyone want to go?!): "there were no early departures among the audience"
  • Current Music
    Suzanne Vega - Those Whole Girls (Run In Grace)
full steam ahead

musical consequences

browsing the RFH list of concerts for next week, I found something that sounds like a musical game of consequences

Zum

Gypsy fiddle tradition of Eastern Europe fused with tango from Argentina
  • Current Music
    Suzanne Vega - Luka (live acoustic)