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Archive for October 2007

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“Vampire Tapestry Horse Leg Carrot Sandwich Train”

Turned out to be a stock tout.

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October 26, 2007 at 12:25 pm

Posted in web 2.0, worklife

A rare argument in favor of television

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October 25, 2007 at 3:14 pm

Posted in music, random

Those planes were flying low and loud last night

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October 25, 2007 at 8:54 am

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What’s making me happy or optimistic today?

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This is a blog, so it must have a list.

* Being Lydia’s driver
* Reading something enjoyable and useful by someone I love
* Remembering that a problem out of your control at work may lead to your learning something important that you’d never have known about if something hadn’t gone “wrong”
* Accepting a “friend” request on Facebook from a former colleague who I am actually happy to be back in touch with
* Owing only $.30 on my overdue copy of Ten Days in the Hills
* Listening to Neil Young’s “Ordinary People,” finally released today, around 19 years after I heard him play it live: if you wait long enough… (hope I don’t have to wait another 19 years for a full Blue Notes live record)
* Listening to Robert Plant and Alison Krauss sing “Killing the Blues”: sometimes unexpected pairings work brilliantly
* Discovering that all that time spent learning how to use Oracle systems may pay off at last
* Segueing the shuffling iPod from The Roches’ “Losing True” (the greatest song of all time of the day) into Aretha Franklin’s “Talk to Me, Talk to Me” (its sucessor as greatest song of all time of the day) into Katrina Leskanich’s “Hitsville U.K.” (from my favorite album of the year, for some reason
* Talking to Grace about how different moms handle Brownie meetings differently
* Using up my iPhone minutes with the right people

All small things, I know, but all wonderful

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October 24, 2007 at 4:13 pm

Posted in family, music, random

I am wrankled

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I guess I am, although I think what I am is rankled, yet that seems strong. Maybe “bugged”?

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October 24, 2007 at 11:27 am

Posted in work

In which Jimmy proves how stupid he can sound in only one sentence

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Thanks to Valleywag

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October 17, 2007 at 1:09 pm

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No more DRM for The Sandinista Project

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I am delighted to announce that The Sandinista Project, the record that took four years of my life, is now available on iTunes without DRM. It’s now a good choice if you only want to own one or two songs at $.99 a shot. But the physical product is still less expensive and much better-looking.

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October 17, 2007 at 10:34 am

Posted in music