This morning I overslept and decided not to drive to the suburbs for the weekly meeting my client has on Tuesdays. I think it was a good choice, but when I went to cook up some breakfast, I opened the dishwasher (which I’d run before leaving town) only to discover that I probably should have actually emptied it before leaving. There was enough moisture left in there that the once-clean dishes had taken on some sort of funk. Bleagh! So now I’m running the dishwasher again.
Yesterday was spent sorting through the three inches of paper mail (three checks, six bills and three magazines worth keeping from the whole pile), and reading through the 800-odd emails that had come in while I was away (most of which I’d looked at while on the road). Today, I’m going to try and plow through the 50 of those emails that were worthy of keeping around, and try to balance all the books and pay the bills that had arrived, and I think once that’s done, I’ll finally be almost back to normal. I really need to remember to schedule a couple days off when I get back from any extended trip for just this sort of catching up.
Continuing with the catching up theme, here are some links I probably should have gotten to earlier, but you’re going to get them today.
- Rybak to bar patrons: Be funky and smart with the new 2am bar closing times that went into effect last night. And here’s a handy online list of 2AM bars in Minnesota. Dub’s wasn’t open late last night, but they could have been. They’ve decided that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are “bartender’s choice” nights, and they’ll close at either 1 or 2, depending on how the bartender feels, and how many customers are around.
- Developer Notes from WWDC 2003 [Jun. 24, 2003] rounds up some of the headlines from last Monday’s keynote.
- Want to Do More with an iSight than Chat? Try EvoCam.
- Air Link’s Premiere Gets Rave Reviews / Locals, visitors gush about new transit option. The
Geek TrainBART ran from SFO to downtown for the first time on Sunday, just as a number of us were coming from MacHack to WWDC. The picture on the right is of Marshall, a well-known Mac Geek. I found the train a very good thing for getting into and out of town.
- TSA Under Pressure To Stop Baggage Theft. Seems to me the obvious solution is to not check bags. I managed a 12-day three-airport trip without ever checking a bag. Had to send clothes out for cleaning a couple times, but that’s better than having my stuff ripped off, I think. [boing boing]
- Stop clapping, this is serious.
Tom Lehrer is still feisty and funny, but the king of sophisticated satire tells Tony Davis there’s no place for his style of humour now: the world just wouldn’t get it.Yes, Tom Lehrer’s still alive, and no, he’s not planning to go on tour anytime soon:
Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.He’s pretty disappointed by audiences today, and is convinced his kind of humor wouldn’t find an audience, even if he did crave the spotlight (which he doesn’t). I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy a show if there was one to go to, though. And for whatever reason, I feel like I could use a laugh or two now. [jr]