Monthly Archives: January 2000

Barber Shops

Barber Shops may be in decline (thanks Mr. Barrett), but it’s not for lack of my business. I’ve been going to the same place for the last ten plus year at least. I don’t know if my preferred shop has an actual name- I usually just refer to it as “the brothers” since it’s owned and run by two gentlemen siblings. I’m not sure what I’ll do once they close up their business and retire.

While attending college I had the privilege of getting a couple haircuts from a venerable barber by the name of Clarence. He maintained a small barber shop in Moscow, Idaho and I think he had been cutting hair for over sixty years at that point. He finally retired or perhaps even passed away within a year of my visits, but I’ll never forget the clackety clack of the old fashioned vibrating massager that he would run over his customer’s shoulders just prior to finishing a haircut.

It’s a little weird to go to Scripting News and not find it updated. Obviously Dave Winer is probably still on his way to Davos, Switzerland, but I’m kind of surprised he hasn’t been able to get to a web browser to post an update.

Oops! I totally forgot to update yesterday. Weird.

I successfully installed Windows 2k Professional Beta 3 on one of the computers in my office Monday. I haven’t done anything much beyond web browsing to this point, and I doubt I’ll be doing anything that will really stress test the system, but it seems to be working well so far. I definitely like the default colors a lot better than the old NT 4 ones.

Outpost.com and 82 in Magnolia

Uh oh, looks like Outpost.com, one of my favorite online computer stores, had some problems with too much customer information availability. Hopefully they were able to get those taken care of before something like the recent credit card data hijacking took place. According to the article, credit card numbers were not at risk in this instance.

Before seeing Magnolia I’d heard references to the fact that there are all kinds of references to 82 throughout the movie. I found several obvious ones during my viewing, but Kempa has the most complete listing I’ve seen to date. I didn’t come close to catching all of these.

Hoops and Stuff

I got in quite a bit of sports this weekend. I watched GU finally beat USD at USD (in overtime no less). Then today I caught the end of the Jags/Titans game and all of the Rams/Bucs game. I was surprised by the outcome of the first game and pleased with the second as it means Jeff Robinson, one of my dad’s former basketball players, will be playing in the Super Bowl. Another weekend has come and gone. Work has been going well overall though so I can’t feel too bad.

Everything 2

I was pretty into the original Everything when I first heard about it on Slashdot (created over 100 hundred entries I think), but I stopped going regularly some time ago. I was vaguely aware that there was some kind of Everything 2 in the works, but I never paid much attention until this week. I’m looking forward to playing with it further.

I’ve been playing the new mac Alpha Centauri demo the last couple days and it’s definitely pretty cool. I definitely prefer strategy games (whether real time or turn based) to first person shooter games like Quake III Arena or Unreal Tournament.