The Big Think

November 26, 2003

Outside!

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 3:17 pm

I treated myself to a little trip Outside this afternoon. Went to the grocery store with Erin (we try and go together, but when I’m busy with Sing and she has time, she sometimes goes herself). It’s the first time I’ve been out of the house since Sunday morning. I’m going to try and make a hole to leave tonight and go hang out at Barnes and Noble or something. We left to get fixings for Thanksgiving tomorrow (turkey, stuffing, mashed taters, etc). We’re not traveling this year, thankfully. Though with my schedule I haven’t had a “real” holiday season bereft of work since college. Ah well, the price I pay for self-employment. I’ll certainly not turn the work away.
My little caffeine experiment is coming along nicely, too. I haven’t had any caffeine since November 8th (almost three weeks ago). The shakes, cravings, and headaches have finally abated. I noticed about two days ago that I hadn’t had any bad cravings for a while. On those mornings when I have to get up early it would be nice to have some Earl Grey (never been a big coffee drinker), but so far those mornings are fairly rare. I’ll probably go back to drinking it in moderation at some point – in fact, I do have a private goal – but for now it’s nice to think that I’m not putting that junk in my body any more. We’re also trying to cut out unhealthy food. I mean, just look at the ingredients on most preprocessed foods! Yikes! And I read an article about how bad partially hydrogenated ingredients (soybean oil, vegetable oils, etc) are for the body. I’ll bet that scientists find they’re a significant source of cancer in our diets in a few years.
Like I said, we’re experimenting.

QOTD

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 11:07 am

A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no “future.
— Henry M. Wriston , President Emeritus, Brown University

Aviation Tomorrow

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 10:11 am

groan, that sounds like a bad CNN show title. But this article is cool. Thanks to my bro Ross.

Phone Home

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 12:51 am

After over a year in hiatus, the Seti@home software is running again at the Young household! I had forgotten that I ran Seti and happened across it tonight. Here are my account stats. Now that the 1.25Ghz G4 is up and running, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of turnaround time I get per work unit. I usually leave the thing running 24/7 anyway. Might as well get some work out of those electrons I’m torturing.
Hey, even after a year gone, I’m still in the 95th percentile!
*UPDATE* Cool! I was poking around on the Seti homepage and discovered this. I was an early participant in the project so I got the plain name “Jason” as my account name (not JasonY or JasonD or anything), so I’m sure this is me. According to this, my humble effort has been responsible for two of their candidate signals. They’ll probably toss mine out as they’ve discovered several billion possibles, but it’s still neat to consider….

The Last Days of Tivo?

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 12:33 am

Wherein Erick Schonfeld and the Business 2.0 team discuss possible business suitors for the “beleaguered” company. (Among them another oft-reported beleaguered company). Watch Patrick’s head explode if this happens.

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