Merry Christmas! We are breaking with our normal Christmas tradition of spending time in Kenting and are off to Bangkok in 4 hours. We need warmth and a good massage.
Google Catalog Search. Google will soon index the world.
To celebrate the renewed cold wet Taiwan weather I today left behind my usual “cold food” lunch consisting of fruit and enjoyed a hot bowl of chicken leg noodles. Perfectly simple. If I was out shovelling snow in Canada and came in for lunch this would be the answer. Taiwan people know their food – throw some noodles, tofu, vegetables, and a chicken leg in bowl and eat. Delicious.
Strong Earthquake Off Taiwan (washingtonpost.com). It had me scared.
Oh God — that was a big earthquake.
Other than Yahoo, are there any personalized news portals left? I’m not having much luck.
I am working at home today due to the floor waxing. The stuff they use is really toxic. I have a ton of email to try and respond to.
Yesterday I had my interview with Chao Tung and I wish it had gone better. There appeared to be a misunderstanding as to what I should support visually. I supported my current work but should have supported my research plan. Disappointing as I hate to fail and simply due to the fact that I spent a month preparing with perhaps a lackluster result. Even if I achieve the result I want it will still bother me for ages. Thats me. I am still exhausted from all the work that went into it – yesterday after the interview I could’t stop eating. It was like I hadn’t had anything to eat in a month.
Interactive Advent Calendar
from Guardian Unlimited and Bristol’s Watershed
More U.S. kids are overweight – December 11, 2001 “Among the reasons given for the increase: Children are spending much more time watching television, using computers and playing video games, and busy parents are relying more on fast food to feed their families.” No suprise here.
I’m hungery. I’m tired. And I miss listening to the radio. Yesterday was such a productive day. Today was spent preparing for and attending a rather long meeting. ugggh.
Radio Free Tiny Pineapple is a great streaming mp3 radio station categorized as eclectic in iTunes. My only complaint is all the Tom Waits they play. Too much Tom waits makes a person either want to get stone cold drunk or commit suicide.
The station sounds good at 64kbps but unfortunately I can’t get reliable 128 kbps here in Hsinchu.
I have had a wicked headache for two days now so I am staying home out of fluoresent light so I can recover and get some work done. Since all radio in Taiwan stinks I’ll be checking out the following via iTunes: Smoothjazz, Mostly Classical, and WEMU.
The 14th is getting closer and closer and closer. On December 14th I have an interview, I would call it an audition, for entrance into Grad. school. I am preparing as best I can. I hope its enough. If I get in, that would make 3 people in my office at work who are going to school and working at the same time. Should make for alot of tired faces.
Some beautiful animations.
I am too tired to work anymore. Comments function will have to wait till later.
I should create a list like this. What a huge undertaking it would be, but it would help remove the incessant doubts when going to rent a movie. Just create a database containing every movie I have ever seen, put it on my Palm Pilot, and voila no more renting movies I have already seen.
It has been over one year since I have had a personal site. Writing a web log again will be fun.
This site is definitely a work in progress.
This afternoon marked the first time that I have run a formal user test of a website. Video camera and facilitator included. It was just a run through for the real thing tomorrow morning. Should be interesting. I was asked if I found it exciting — I can’t say I did. Testing is not exciting. Creating something that works is.