Monthly Archives: June 2006

MacBook RIP

Before the hammer falls That's me at the Apple Store in Walnut Creek yesterday afternoon, right before Antoine at the Genius Bar turned to me and broke down the meaning of that clicking noise my five-week-old Gori's Seagate Momentus 60-gig hard drive started making earlier in the day. It came with a year warranty. I'd popped for AppleCare […]

This book, wow…

There've been several small ones that left cracks in my head. I'll fill them in as I reminisce over the course of the day.

Number one with a bullet

I was born to "It's Too Late" by Carole King and turned 21 to Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back."

Friends. How many of us have them?

"Social Isolation Growing in U.S., Study Says," Washington Post, Shankar Vedantam Bowling Alone : The Collapse and Revival of American Community […] Robert D. Putnam, a professor of public policy at Harvard and the author of "Bowling Alone," a book about increasing social isolation in the United States, said the new study supports what he […]

I love this recipe…

Today it's barley soup with rice and kidney beans, new potatoes with a little butter and herb salad.

I’ve got $10,000 and an hour

Where it starts I'd take it to my car dealership's finance office and get an early start on paying down the loan I took out two weeks ago. That'd leave about $8,000 more to go, or about 20 months and one good tax return away from renewed freedom and clarity. The car's name is Karza. […]

The soundtrack to my life

(I wrote this before seeing this Metafilter thread on an 80s-music Youtube archive.) I posted about this a few years ago. I had some idea about a song from every decade, based on the idea that a cross-section of music would be better than a raw list that would risk running in and out of […]