Emily is finally back from her trip to China, and she brought me the one thing that she knew I’d be almost as excited to see as her… BEER!
Spring is in the air! (NSFW lyrics)
I just want to congratulate the Ubuntu team on their best release yet!
The focus on quality for the past six months has really paid off. I’ve been running Precise since the first alpha and it has remained solid throughout the cycle.
As for me, I’m itching to get cracking on Quantal Quetzal!
Last night I had a dream in which I was waiting in line to get into a club when I saw Bill Pullman being attacked by a vampire. I immediately sprang to his rescue, but when I killed the vampire Mr. Pullman became my friend Ted, who was sad that I’d killed a vampire he was rather fond of.
Next thing I knew I was at an open grave where MacGyver’s (not Richard Dean Anderson’s) frozen corpse had been split in half, with the bottom half missing. As the corpse began to thaw his gore spilled out and formed new skeletal legs. Then he got up and started walking toward me and I could tell that the look he was going for was that his whole body apart from his head was a skeleton, but it just looked like a really bad prosthetic (I could see his real arms behind the skeletal ones, etc.)
So my question to you, gentle reader, is what the hell did I eat last night?
Really sad about what The Beehive has become. What was once a refuge from the drunken hordes on Carson where you could have a quiet drink and maybe play a board game has become just another place for cheap shots and loud music.
As I (gracefully) exit my 20s I find fewer and fewer reasons to go to the South Side after dark.
I’ve been working my new job for about seven months now, and going from biking five miles and/or walking several every day to barely leaving the house has started taking its toll. Plus, I’ve been reading articles left and right about how sitting for eight hours a day will kill you. In other words, as good as this has been to me:
I was looking for something that would let me work standing up, but not lose all the storage of a traditional desk. After trolling the web a bit looking for ideas, I found a promising design where else but at ikeahackers.net.
The Expedit standing desk looked to be exactly what I needed, so Emily and I headed off to IKEA to pick up the parts:
- 2 x 2×2 Expedit shelving unit (601.352.99)
- 2 x 5×1 Expedit shelving unit (901.162.75)
- 1 x 73″x10″ Lack shelf (401.037.51)
- 1 x 4-pack 6″ CAPITA Leg (000.545.64)
I went with the brown-black color rather than the “birch” and used the legs rather than laying the top shelf on some blocks of wood.
After an epic struggle to fit all of this stuff in Emily’s Honda Civic (in the rain!) we got it all home with only mild discomfort (I had to lean so far forward that the steering wheel knows what I had for lunch).
After gathering all the parts in the living room it was time to start building.
I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and after adding some anti-fatigue mats from Costco I’m officially in love with working upright.