Every year on the first Saturday after the 25th of January, my friends Jonathon and Meg host a ... more->
The Monkey King and Xuanzang were set upon by bandits, and apparently the monkey king killed them all. I haven't read that bit yet, I only now got this book and opened it at random to find Xuanzang chastising old Monkey:
"How can you be a monk when you take life without cause? We who have left the family should
'Keep ants out of harms way when we sweep the floor,
And put shades on lamps for the love of moths.'"
Yesterday, I bought my first pair of boots in five years that I hadn't been lusting over for at least a month. Kind of an odd experience... my current boots are still (more or less) waterproof, too, and they haven't even begun to give me back problems yet! And that's only my second-best boots--I actually have another pair of Best Boots, that are still Beautiful! I think I'm becoming bourgeois.
This is a 1:07 long bit for a French cable channel. It is just amazing. No, really. Watch it. It's incredible. I know, I know, but make an exception for this one.
The first time I ever heard the word "zettabyte" was on January 10th, at 12:05pm in a Metafilter post about Netflix. I'm writing this down because I haven't the slightest clue when or where I heard "petabyte", much less "gigabyte". I expect that people were discussing "megabytes" pretty freely (if theoretically, for the most part) when I came on the scene in 19... more->
Warning: The following is potentially boring, if you get bored by these sorts of things.
I've had serious problems with iTunes for a while now--it's big and clunky and a little hard to figure out. There are still things about it that I don't like, but I've just recently come to appreciate it's more subtle features. I got that new iPod the other month, and it's been great. I'm getting tired of listening to Janice J... more->
Made by a ... more->