November 2006

October 2006 -- 2006 -- December 2006

November 1, 2006

(I wrote most of this a long time ago, but never got around to uploading it)

So yeah, that whole "I'm going to update semi-regularly yeah!" thing lasted all of oh three days. Oops.

I managed to come up with a really cool halloween costume this year, going as a Double Dare contestant. I went out to downtown Gainesville to check out the other costumes, and I had a LOT of people take pictures of mine and tell me how much they loved it. It was by far the best one I've come up with yet. My roommate's went trick-or-treating as well, which I really miss doing that as a kid and eating way way too much candy. But as I've written about before, being able to buy my own candy whenever I want is a really nice perk of being an adult.

I also did some karaoke Saturday night, singing Total Eclipse of the Heart with my friend Anne, and making the place go completely bonkers in the process. It probably helped that we were the last singers of the night and by then the only people left in the place were not very sober, to say the least. Because while I think I sing decently enough with the radio in the car, my first experience with karaoke my Freshman year of college taught me really quick that I have absolutely no future as a singer, so needless to say it was not the singing that was so popular, it was just the choice of song. Because really, who doesn't love that song?

So really, Who is on first?

Firefox 2 came out the other day as well. It's got a few cool improvements including phishing protection and spell checking on forms. Well worth the download if you haven't jumped on the Firefox bandwagon yet.

And speaking of phishing, leave it up to the computer community to come up with such an obscure and weird name for a serious problem, thus preventing people from really understanding what the danger is. It's a play on "fishing", as in the scammers fishing for people to catch. Except phishing is l33t speak for fishing.

Of course phishing can backfire on a scammer, as this hilarious chatlog demonstrates. Justice is served!

Just when you think you've seen it all, comes Dance Dance Immolation. To quote, "Dance Dance Revolution. With Flamethrowers. Pointed at you." I really want to try it.

Also with the time change, Slate explored what it would be like to be Chinese and have one national time zone. Frankly I support it, no one really cares about when the sun is shining anymore, and it would make so many things far easier. Plus if I'm ever on the West coast it would mean that it wouldn't be midnight on the East coast when I get the 'after 9' free cell phone minutes.

And finally, in case I don't get around to updating in time, don't forget to vote on November 7th! Or do early voting if you can. Hopefully you're not using one of the Diebold machines that are proven to be untrustworthy but because counties have spent so much money in buying them, they don't want to admit they wasted their money. Whoever thought not having a paper trail was a good idea should be fired.

November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our turkey took quite a while to cook, but was quite tasty once it did.

Thanks to the internet it's possible to get up-to-date savings account rates. And to think people are happy with their .5% accounts at Bank of America.

Also it's finally basketball season, and Florida managed to stay #1 for more than one week finally! Our first true tests though come tomorrow and Saturday, but we're looking really good right now. And the best part (at least for me) is that even after winning the National Championship and being #1 in the country, we still can't fill our arena. I got second row seats by mearly showing up an hour before tip off. It's kind of sad in a way, but compared to the stories my friends at basketball schools tell, I have it really easy.

Noah at tip-off
Al Horford

Less than one month of college left. I'm still not sure how I feel about that, but I am looking forward to Austin more and more.

October 2006 -- 2006 -- December 2006