Monthly Archives October 2006


“Honey, have you seen the cat?” “He’s in the living room, sleeping in the asshole.”

Benjy Feen summarizing Peter Drucker on management

Quoting this here because it resonated with me and I want to find it easily later: Ideally, managers create organizations to carry out their plans, and they keep a watchful eye on their resources, especially the most valuable resource, time. Given that, a few questions arise naturally, and it is the specific responsibility of a […]

Technically there are no pedants behind you.

Pet peeve time. This is a button-down, because the collar buttons down: This, despite having buttons down the front, is not a button-down: I know I’ve already lost this one — and I’d go so far as to say that “button-down” simply means something else to your average under-30 — but it’s a useful distinction […]

it’s the best kind

From tonight’s ground turkey, both disturbing and promising all at once: Soon it will become turk-cos. Also, yesterday I bought jeans that were a 34 instead of a 36 waist. To celebrate this I am being a dork and posting to styleforum’s What Are You Wearing Now thread, which is also sort of a styleforum […]

Well, that’s an odd place for geekery.

Because I’m too lazy to change the channel, Miami Ink just came on the TV. The title of tonight’s episode: “Symbolic Ink”. What?

Testing via ljtalk

Wow, LJ Talk is pretty well done. Sign in with a Jabber client, and there’s your mutual friends, all in their own group on your roster, with userpics and everything. And there’s a goat bot that you can post through, too — send it a message (like I’m doing right now) and it makes its […]

lazyweb: help me back up to a shell account

So Dreamhost, odd place they are, have apologized to their users for a long stint of server and network problems (which seems to be resolved, knock on wood) by doubling our monthly bandwidth and 10x-ifying our plans’ disk quotas. That means I’ve got 413GB of storage there now. I don’t have 413GB worth of website […]

note: still a fashion whore

There’s now a Stance store in Bayshore! Stance primarily sells fashion sneakers from big brands: Converse, Puma, Onitsuka Tiger, Adidas, Vans, Etnies, Lacoste, that sort of thing. And those sorts of things are hard to find in Ottawa — the big sports stores don’t carry many slim street shoes, just athletic shoes or big chunky […]