wednesday, march 22, 2006
As part of an assignment for Malaise and Melancholy class, I went on a walk to the middle of nowhere, ostensibly to retrieve some of the things I made last quarter in the pottery shack — better known as West Campus Kilns (or so the hand-painted sign on the plywood says). The easiest way to get there is along the bike path to the Francisco Torres dorms, which does not have many pedestrians, or much at all except non-native plant species.
The first things I noticed as I walked along were the bunches of yellow wildflowers at my feet — the same ones my girl friend and I called “sour-root” when we were seven or eight because the end of a plucked flower tastes sour if you nibble on it. I demonstrated this to Max while we waited for the bus going to the Museum of Natural History one Saturday morning — he was suitably impressed, and then I put the flower in my hair, where it promptly wilted. The flower’s real name is the Bermuda Buttercup (Oxalis pes-caprae), and it is actually a weed from South Africa.
It looks like this:
monday, march 20, 2006
The Jeweled Platypus is left-aligned? Blasphemy! But I like it. I mean, the design hadn’t changed for I-don’t-know-how-many years. The weird (“innovative”) alignment was nice, but I think I’m over that. Pages might load faster now.
I may integrate my del.icio.us links as posts. That sidebar thingy isn’t really working.
You will complain if things look more broken than they were before.
tuesday, march 14, 2006
I have a fourth project for photography class. This one was going to be about the search for something, but I ended up liking pairs of colorful things better.
If that isn’t very articulate, I’ve been sort of sick for the past week and a half.
thursday, march 02, 2006
It rains in Santa Barbara sometimes. Actually, I think it just started raining again. Pictures from a few days ago:
And the rain just stopped. Crazy.
wednesday, march 01, 2006
It’s time for the latest edition of snarky comments about dumb interface tricks. These are pretty old, so I don’t remember where most of them came from.
Please read the text in this image to see what I’m pointing out.
This could only be better if it said “please”.
I like the polite honesty, but “Error” might be construed as robot discrimination.
This is what happens when you have stupid product names, Larry.