PyInjector is cool. Gus isn’t so sure though…
PyInjector is cool. Gus isn’t so sure though…
I just spotted it through a sort of convoluted reference of Make magazine, iPod video files, and Squid labs: Instructables. It’s a sort of common-sharing site for how to make all sorts of neat and bizarre things. Kind of an interactive MAKE magazine with all kinds of content (i.e. not moderated).
The coffee shop name has accents on the e’s, but that’s the new place on Queen Anne down at 3rd W and Galer.
They’ve apparently been open for 3 months (according to the Barrista), but I only heard of them quite recently. Doing some googling around (to see if they had a website), I found a reference to it in the Seattle MetroBlog.
Anyway, they make a pretty good Breve, and they have free wifi (with which I’m writing this entry). The house is actually pretty full at 11am (it’s now 11:30), so I’m expecting they’re doing pretty well here.
Oh dear lord, but it has been 20 years – since high school.
I got pinged by Keith Morrissey who saw my name online while hunting around for people to place at a job in northern California. He recognized my name and wrote me, and sure enough we were in the same high school class in Missouri. I couldn’t place a face to save my life.
Apparently there was a 20 year reunion (I’ve long since lost track of that) not too long ago. He hadn’t attended, but his commentary (via friends) was amusing. I expect I would fall into the “rotund” category.
Probably more shocking was they he had two daughters, one is 13 and the other 17. I can’t even imagine…
There is, yes, a new coffee house on Queen Anne. Over at 3rd West and Galer, it’s a neat little organic coffee joint. Only they don’t have any evening hours from what I can tell, and then close sometime prior to 6:45pm on monday evenings…
I don’t know how a place expects to get known when they don’t have any reasonable evening hours (at least in Seattle!!!) I tried to stop by, but it just wasn’t happenin.
Would be nice if they posted some hours…
Didn’t go out for movies this weekend, instead I pulled out the entire set of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended edition) and have been working through them for the past few days. We just finished seeing it all again, so now I’m left without anything specific to do and not much energy to get me there.
I did finally get to sleep about 4:30am this morning. Blech. And I’ve been half-napping all afternoon (aside from watching the movies), but I’m a little afraid of having insomnia again tonight. The cold has a hold on me, so I’m not feeling so hot anyway.
I’ve been sleeping a lot this weekend, partially because I’ve been a little sick. Except that now (3am!) I’m not sleeping, and it sure would be nice to rectify that before dawn. I gave up laying on the couch or twitching in bed about 15 minutes ago and just decided to read and curl on the couch for a bit. A little hot tea rounds it out.
Maybe I should have made that a hot tody…
Ensconced on the couch with my laptop and a couple of blankets, I’m out scanning around for post-thanksgiving reading, and I came across a reference to a research paper by Rob Pike (yeah, THAT Rob Pike) at Google Labs. The paper is on Sawzall, a mechanism for distributed analysis, which is pretty darn intriguing in and of itself. But the thing that I really wanted to share was the movie that is referenced from the paper – distribution of queries to Google through the day of August 13, 2003. Its an animated gif, so give it a chance to load.
Once it’s rolling though, it’s really cool.
Thanksgiving dinner came off well. The first one we’ve cooked, really, in years. Mostly we’ve always gone to other houses in the family and just help out there. This time, it was Nathan, Leah, Kirstin, and Gus.
The turkey came out reasonably well, the gravy worked nicely, and the whole spread was WAY more food than 6 people really needed. But that’s thanksgiving, isn’t it? Nathan brought an incredible sipping rum that I’ve been enjoying since midafternoon (slowly – I’m fortunately not trashed). I’m not even sure what I’m going to do with all the leftovers, except maybe eat myself sick this weekend. Oh – and the pumpkin pie came out pretty well too. Not my most amazing pie baking display, but tasty.
Now we have three more days to unwind and chill. I think a bunch of reading, and maybe a video game or two are in my near future. I do miss being around the rest of the family right now, but I should get to see them all at Christmas.
Riding the bus home from work yesterday, the driver came on and said:
“The administrative rules forbid me from wishing every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving, instead suggesting ‘Happy Holidays’ or something else equally lame. However, if you wish my a Happy Thanksgiving, I may return the comment in kind.”