Y2K has come and gone for quite a few major cities
around the world and nothing major has gone wrong. What a letdown.
So what are people going to do with all that bottled water? How
about the folks that built bunkers and were prepared to drink their
own urnine? What are they going to do when nothing happens come
I don't think anything major is going to happen
come tomorrow at midnight, but just to be safe, I'd strongly suggest
that you backup any websites you might have and do some backing up
of your home machine. It's a good idea to do this periodically, and
just in case you lose data on some post-Y2K reboots, it's good to
know you have a backup.
It's funny, whenever there's a break in classes at
UCLA, film crews descend on the place like locusts. Right now,
they're filming the Nutty
, and every campus street is lined wall-to-wall with
actors' trailers and prop trucks. If I catch Eddie Murphy or Janet
Jackson doing an outdoor scene this week, I'll sneak a few shots
with my digital camera. Last year, an episode of Party of
Five was shot outside my office
(I took the Pof5 photos for a
friend who is in love with the Charlie character).
In a couple weeks, I'll be heading up to SF to
and catch up with some friends. Aside from my first computer, an
(e or c, I can't remember), that I received in
1979, I've never owned a Mac. So why am I going to this Apple event?
To quote Monty Burns: "I keep my friends
close, and my enemies even closer
." (note: I'm kidding here,
I have no OS allegiance
This year, I wanted to do something nice for all
the web authors that don't get rewarded (monetarily) for what they
do. I was originally going to buy $10 gift certificates or a CD for
everyone, but then I thought giving to charity was probably a better
idea. So I donated money in others' names using charitygift.com
's online service.
I checked out several charities and several sites that allow you to
give to other charities and theirs seemed to be the best. The
ordering process wasn't as smooth as I would have liked, but
everything worked out in the end and I'm happy.
A group of folks from the evolt.org
mailing list decided to
do something to protest etoys's recent actions. One person purchased
a domain, another setup web space, a couple people wrote some
articles and I designed the
. Keep that boycott going.
ugh. I've been stuck in jury duty all week, and I'm
getting kicked out of every jury box I sit on. Since a few friends
and relatives are lawyers, I'll never get on a jury. But even so, I
still have to go each day, which is no fun at all. Here's my
thoughts on the process of serving in LA
(I'm mathowie, the
person that started the thread on that page).
The server this site resides on is going to
physically move tomorrow morning, and will probably be unreachable
for 3-5 hours, but should be back up in the afternoon.
I'm doing all my holiday shopping online this year,
but I'm making a point to boycott etoys. You should too and here's