March 1st, 2003

mutts earl

i even had pizza for breakfast

yes i've been up for hours playing with my toys. you know the printer that came with this thing is still in the box. i don't know if i will even get around to setting it up this weekend.

question for you X users that i could probably find the answer to elsewhere but why not start here: somewhere in some article i was only paying a minimum of attention to because at the time OS X was not yet on my horizon, i read something to the effect that you really should keep all your applications in the proper applications folders and your documents in your documents folder in your home directory etc rather than making your own folders wherever with your own funky names which is of course the sort of thing i do but what i am wondering is whether it matters if i make those folders with the funky names within the applications and documents folders. this would serve the purpose not only of allowing me to make my hard drive as quirky as i but also of satisfying my aversion to piling things higgildy-piggildy in one folder with no organization.

off to figure out file sharing. i know next to nothing about networking through a dsl/ethernet router but it would be nice to have a pipe between laptop and desktop. i'm sure it can be done.
  • Current Music
    bowie - lodger

flippy come home

flippy is missing.

we have been looking for him for an hour. it is highly unlikely that he got outside but c and h are out roaming the block in search.

where could the little bugger be? we've looked in every cranny. i've personally opened every drawer. i know cats usually come out when you stop looking for them so i thought i would sit here for a bit and pretend i've given up. so far this strategy has turned up nothing.

this sucks. not only that flippy is missing but that now i am sure jackson is going to go missing too. i think i might follow him everywhere for awhile.
  • Current Mood
    anxious anxious

so much for saturday night

i feel bad sitting here with a cat awol but i don't know what else to do. we've looked absolutely everywhere. c is tearing apart her closet right now to see if he crawled in there.

i hope he's in here somewhere but if he is i'm not happy that he hasn't already come out. if he got outside then it must be that our walls are porous and no one is safe in here.

either way. no fun.
  • Current Mood
    distressed distressed

field trip

flippy was in our neighbors' apartment. one of them reported him running in the front door around 2am. how the hell did he get out? he was watching tv with me last night until i went to bed at 1. s came home around 2 and all i can figure is he slipped out the front door when she came in but i don't know why he would do that. he's always exhibited fear and loathing at the sight of an open front door.

ordering tags and collars for the cats now.
  • Current Music
    the microphones
mutts earl

regularly scheduled programming

am loading laptop with internet software even though probably i will be using it mostly for word processing when i am away from home. but i plan on figuring out how to plug it into the ethernet at school as well as how to take advantage of the airport networks that apparently also exist there and as the salesguy said at starbucks.

i've begun to organize my applications folder. the printer is still in the box. i haven't found an apple menu dealy yet but haven't looked all that hard. i keep getting sidetracked: a link to macorchard appeared somewhere in my wanderings and i thought 'irc client' and spent some time perusing the offerings. i'm thinking snak might be the one.

this is emblematic of my day. i kept telling myself i would get dressed/go to the bathroom/get something to eat as soon as the current task was finished and then regaining consciousness an hour and several tasks later having not budged from my chair.

gosh this is fun.
  • Current Mood
    groggy groggy