I had a very sociable return flight. Everyone was chattin’ it up. On my first flight I sat next to a guy who noticed my travel guitar and told me all about his daughter Kim who just recently left the music industry to take up law. On my second flight a guy asked me if I had ever had any problems taking the travel guitar along with me, and then the woman that I sat next to started chatting about the family that she’s visiting. She even grabbed a mint for me when the stewardess came around and I had nodded off for a few minutes. I like meeting new people in random places like the airport.
I am reading a new book: The Time Travelers Wife
it sounds EXTREMELY lame. but instead it’s horribly clever. contrary to what the title leads you to believe, it is not science fiction and it is not lame romance. Really, you’ll just have to try it. I was hooked on Chapter two.
Jesse: so all we need to secure the house is an insurance company. I know someone in the Insurance industry I’ll see if they can get us a good deal.
mike d: I’m glad you’re Italian, and that you “know people”
Jesse: I’ve always said, it’s all about who you know. And you know me. Lucky you.
Why is it my computer speakers pick up and play a Japanese (or perhps Chinese, I speak neither) radio station when nothing else is coming out of them? This happens even when my computer is off!
Evie can vouch for this, and if she says she canâ€™t Iâ€™m not going to let her sleep till she vouches!
Comment by Micah â€” 9/30/2004 @ 8:02 pm
Chalk it up to bad wiring. Or funky speakers. Or snarled cables.
Interestingly enough, there are a number of circumstances that can lead to computer speakers broadcasting radio frequencies. Often, if the power outlet that the speakers are plugged in to does not have a good ground, the radio frequencies can be transmitted along the power cord and the speaker is able to translate them into sound. Weird, yes. Also, if the speakers themselves aren’t grounded successfully, this can occur. Finally, if your cables behind your computer are coiled or snarled in just the right way, sometimes they can act as antennae. Of course, what exactly you are picking up is an interesting question. Your neighbors might be agents from overseas. No, really.
Try wrapping all the cables to and from the speakers in foil. If that doesn’t do the trick, try getting some ferrite rings to put around the wires. Or get new speakers.
Now Evie can sleep. I hope.
my hotel room is amazing. not only is it huge (430 sq feet) it has a king sized bed, a computer, and a jacuzzi.
unfortunately work in the plant has been excessively stressful. There are all sorts of deadlines for completing this welder, and really, it’ll be a huge challenge to get them all done. Thankfully I can relax in the jacuzzi and play some music on my travel guitar in the evening to let go of the pressures of life on the road.
I look forward to my return to New England.
Tomorrow morning I’m flying out of Tweed New Haven on a 6am flight to Cinncinati, then to Charleston WV where I will drive to KY for another week of excessive excitement.
This is simply a warning that updates may be a bit more scarce than usual. Life will resume as normal come friday.
I found a picture while at home for thanksgiving that I thought you’d all appreciate.
This is a photo of shamus and I playing the hit game ‘Kicking Chicken!’ Each player stands on his hands against the wall, and then upon a signal you try to kick the other person over. This particular photo really embodies the violence and amusement. It’s a great game.
If I recall correctly, I think I lost this particular round. I was knocked off balance with the double kick. point goes to shamus.
we’ll have to bring back this game in the house of rock.
This article confuses me a bit. Simply because I think it would take longer than 11 seconds to look at all the numbers in a 100 digit number. let alone start doing calculations on it.
This reminds me of a math game that I read about in the hit book: The curious incident of the dog in the night time. In this book the main character, an autistic boy, does cubes in his head to pass the time. (3 cubed = 3*3*3)
so I started doing this during my biweekly drives from New Haven to Manchester. It’s actually pretty fun. You develop all sorts of clever tricks for multiplying and squaring numbers.
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My boss and the head of accounting quietly make fun of my sideburns as I sit working diligently in front of them.
mike d: “you know, I’m surprised Pam was the one that quit.”
Boss: “I always knew she was the smarter one.”