26 March 2004
Submitted by eve on Fri, 03/26/2004 - 12:46am. Funny
"I totally have the first ipod."
"What are you even talking about?"
"What? How?"
"Where by 'first', I mean, 'first generation.' Metonymy."
"That's not Metonymy."
"I said one thing meaning another."
"I also do that when I lie."
--A guy and a girl
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Change of heart
Posted by steff on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 9:58pm.
i was going to post "stranded in iowa" as my friday song, but then there was this cool-as-hell incident with my new coworkers, so we're going with the eagles instead. woot! (besides, mr. mann - not to be confused with mr. man - gets a bit repetitive in that one.)

There are stars In the Southern sky
Southward as you go
There is moonlight
And moss in the trees
Down the Seven Bridges Road

Now I have loved you like a baby
Like some lonesome child
And I have loved you in a tame way
And I have loved you wild

Sometimes there's a part of me
Has to turn form here and go
Running like a child from these warm stars
Down the Seven Bridges Road

There are stars in the Southern sky
And if ever you decide
You should go
There is a taste of time sweetened honey
Down the Seven Bridges Road
Posted by Intelligirly on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 2:42pm.
I loved our Vax system at college. And that was mid to late 90s. It was awesome--for the day, you see. And handy for what we needed to do--chat!

I love Mike!
Posted by ParU on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 10:41pm.
Hey I used a Vax 11/780 to do my graduate work. A very good machine. And a descendent of the PIP operating system, which is where all those three letter suffixes (.com, .exe, .bat and so forth) came from.
It's Amino world without Chemists
Posted by Intelligirly on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 7:16am.
Why are you all being so mean to Apple? She's awesome.

Stop it right now.

I love Mike!
Biased ?
Posted by peegee on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 7:42am.
Hmm, igirly coming to rescue Apple. The marketing people at (the company) Apple would love that one.

Oh, and as for sucky computers: some may be old enough to know that "nothing sucks like a Vax". *grin*
Posted by marinerd on Sat, 04/03/2004 - 10:21pm.
I thought the slogan was "nothing sucks like an Electrolux". Or maybe I'm justs dating myself? As usual.
Yes and no
Posted by peegee on Sun, 04/04/2004 - 12:55am.
You're right and so am I. The (afaik British) vacuum cleaner company whose slogan that is, used to be called Vax and still was when the computer mainframe of the same name came out.
Posted by Apple on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 9:09am.
Stupid evil company making a bad name for me. Thanks IG!
And, now for the song of the day:
I worry
I weigh three times my body
I worry
I throw my fear around
But this morning
There's a calm I cant explain
The rock candy's melted, only diamonds now remain

By the time I recognize this moment
This moment will be gone
But I will bend the light pretending
That it somehow lingered on

And I will wait to find
If this will last forever
And I will wait to find
If this will last forever
And I won't pay no mind
That it won't and it won't because it can't
It just can't
(It's not supposed to)

Was there a second of time I looked around?
Did I sail through or just drop my anchor down?
Was anything enough to kiss the ground
And say I'm here now

So much wasted in the afternoon
So much sacred in the month of June
How 'bout you?

And I will wait to find
If this will last forever
And I will wait to find
When it won't and it won't
Because it won't
And I will waste no time
Worried 'bout no rainy weather
And I will waste no time
Remaining in our lives together

You all have to put in the awoo-oos on your own. *grin*
Could be worse
Posted by Jon on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 1:37pm.
You could be named Amiga...

Posted by Apple on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 2:00pm.
Well, I almost chose Gateway.

Posted by Kris the Girl on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 7:13am.
I don't think that is metanomy. But I had to google the word to even know what it meant, so my opinion may not be worth a whole lotta salt.
I love the "I'm feeling lucky" button.
Feeling moony
Posted by Jon on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 1:28pm.
Before it's gone, you should check out the "job description" at Google. It's one of those one-time jokes Google does.
Posted by Kris the Girl on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 1:54pm.
Actually, I saw it earlier. They have one every year, I think. Heh.
It seemed promising
Posted by Pizza Delivery Guy on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 7:49pm.
But i have short attenti . . . and I think that this is a better description of my feelings toward apple (i'd be one of those in the rain, mind you) Take a look
Posted by Matt on Fri, 04/02/2004 - 2:00am.
Apple sucks, generally. No, seriously, there's a fine line between being alterna-cool and being a dick about proprietary software.

I'd take Linux over Apple any day. Never mind that I'm lazy and still using a WinTel machine every day of my life.
Posted by Mike on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 7:04am.
Or metonymy? I'm not trying to be Captain Spelling or anything-- I just tried to look up the definition and didn't see the word.

And as a segue, here's a slashdot story about ipod theft. Mmm, imugged.

Er, and for added discussion, is it really that much better than a simple mp3/cd player? I'm pretty poor, you know.
Posted by Matt on Thu, 04/01/2004 - 5:35pm.
Hell no, it's not better! I know this one of those friend-of-a-friend things, but a guy I trust has friend who called Apple to get the battery in his iPod replaced. In short, tech support told him he could send it in, but since it was a year and a half old, it would cost $260. Replacing the iPod completely (retail) was $280.

After much ranting and pressing the tech support guy, it turns out the iPods have a built-in battery life (non-user-servicable) of 18 months. Built-in obsolescence.
Hey that's a beautiful thing
Posted by hypoxic on Mon, 04/05/2004 - 9:01am.
A true convergance of marketing and engineering. I mean just how many lifecycles do you want?
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