May 5th, 2001

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Sigh.

I'm overtired.

I wanted to get so much done tonight, and instead I've done nothing, sat around and chatted with some friends online. Surfed the web. Caught up on old emails and friends' LJ entries. Wasted a whooole lot of time.

Now, I'm waiting for a chicken pot pie to finish cooking so I can eat and then go to sleep.
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AARRGGHHHH

God damnit. I'm getting really frustrated now, my Windows box is totally hosed. It seems like I can't do ANYTHING without the damn thing locking up or screwing up in one way or another. Grrr.

I tried ripping some mp3's off of some cd's (I actually own them, and I don't give the mp3's out, so it's legal by anyone's standards actually... I have rather mixed feelings about the whole mp3 debate in general. I do agree the music studios are assholes and don't mind ripping them off, but the artists get so little money already (relatively :P ) that it seems like a real shame to cheat them of any extra profits. I dunno.) and damn MMJB (music match jukebox, a very nice windows encoder - USUALLY) keeps screwing up. First it tells me it can't record in digital mode, and then it switches automatically (damnit) to analog mode and then freezes up, while the cd starts playing. Sigh.

I couldn't get it to stop playing until I tried opening Winamp, and then it stopped and I was able to eject it. MMJB is still frozen as I type this. I think I'm going to do the old uninstall, reinstall dealie and see what happens. I wish ogg vorbis didn't suck so much ass, I'd switch in a second.

That's the problem with open source stuff - there are a lot of great ideas and a lot of great people, and a whole lotta lotta crappy software. There's some great software too, but too many projects don't have the direction, the drive, or the manpower to turn out commercial-quality software (and that's not saying much...!), let alone high quality software. Sigh. Depressing, ain't it? Bow down the The Man or use Crap. Fortunately, there is some good open source/ free software, and I do use that quite enthusiastically, and keep on hoping more will come out... and it is, slowly but surely. :)
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UGH!

Why does it feel so hot?!

http://www.weather.com/weather/local/07601

It's 69 degrees out, but I'm sweating! Maybe it's just hot in here... christ...

Hmmm... opened my window, cool breeze... nice... I don't understand why it's so hot in here, though, the heat's not on, and no lights are on, just the computer. Oooh, that is nice though. Cool breezes are a good thing. It's a damned gorgeous day outside, I'm tempted to take the baby out, but I dunno where the hell we'd go. I'm also still feeling sick and I'm really tired too. Still...

(No, I'm not a bad father, but I have no car, and I live in a mostly-suburban area. Having no car is really crippling around here, but I just can't afford one, currently. I play with them inside a lot, though, and once I get a car, I plan on bringing them out regularly. Crossing some of the streets around here, with a baby, to get to the nearest park, though, gives me the willies. The drivers around here really suck... even with the school crossing guard blocking traffic in the morning there've been a couple of times we've almost gotten hit as I brought my son to school. WTF? Some drivers literally don't even look before turning around here. For some reason, they all suck. They aren't quite this stupid in other areas I've lived in. Sigh.)

Hehe, amusing tidbit: I can tell when Outlook Express checks my mail, because my mp3 recording starts skipping... ;) (I put on error correction, overlapping, multi-sampling, etc. etc. etc. so it shouldn't affect the final recording... we'll see.)