mm004.9 Last of the day…

May 10, 2007

MUDGE’s musings

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Well, day four of the great experiment! So far, I’m batting whatever average results from 1/6,000,000,000. My older son has read some of this today, so I guess I’ll have one witness.

Today was a consolidation day on-line. Added tags, the better to be noticed by someone beyond my immediate family. And I added a couple of small entries, including a link to a most depressing news story from the NY Times that I had managed to overlook regarding the scientific confirmation of the futility of diets. Sigh.

My work life was similarly unnerving, as I received confirmation from our technologists that an ambitious undertaking by one of my clients was most likely going to founder. Sigh.

Time for a few Murphy’s Laws. My favorite: Murphy was an optimist!

Thanks!
–mudge

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mm004.5 a wonderful quote

May 10, 2007

MUDGE’s musings…

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This quote has always tickled me. No one remembers James Thurber today, a creature very much of his time.

Funny how au courant the old guy sounds, isn’t it?

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mm004: Mid-day update

May 10, 2007

I always knew it was my mother’s fault!

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mm003: they’re going to throw me out of the guild…

May 10, 2007

Left-Handed Complement
MUDGE’s musings

Things I’m liking today…
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Pandora
Wow, what a great internet radio station: You tell it what song or artist you like, and it builds you a channel to suit.
Sometimes the choices seem odd, but I’m especially liking my “The Girl from Ipanema Radio” channel, all instrumental and latin flavored jazz. Had a little trouble with it at work on Monday (it has sounded wonderful on my broadband connection at home since I fired it up last Sunday), but the stream has come through loud and clear at work the past two days, and I’m very pleased.

Besides the above channel, listened to at home almost always (very spouse-friendly), here are my other channels:

* Green Onions Radio
* Ruby Tuesday Radio (the song, not the restaurant!)
* The Turtles Radio
* Perez Prado Radio
* Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Radio
etc.

My pop music tastes are stuck in the late-sixties—early 70’s, obviously. Mostly I’m a classical guy, but I like to be at least a little eclectic. I’ve a son who creates beats for hip-hop performers and I find some of his stuff quite listenable though he’s never invited me to a concert to hear what words are matched up to his foundation – maybe he’s not sure that I’m young enough!

Netvibes
I found Netvibes this weekend also, and was I ready for it! For years and years, I was a pleased customer at My Yahoo! I had it tuned to perfection, with everything I like in one place: stock prices, news, sports scores, weather, etc., a great home page. Then, one day a year or so ago, my page was about 2% of its former self, and I never could get their support people (ha!) to pay attention. So, grumbling (I am the mudge, after all) I did without. Oh, eventually I found that I could gussy up my Google home page, but it never had the functionality or look of My Yahoo!, and I was bereft.

Netvibes has brought it all back, and I am thrilled to bits. When I get a little better at this blogging routine, I’ll show you what my General page looks like – it’s a thing of beauty. A few bugs, it’s beta after all (ha!), but I am most pleased. They’re going to throw me out of the Curmudgeon’s Guild for sure!

Thanks!
–mudge

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