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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 :::

I have just GOT to see this

::: posted by johnok at 5:05 PM

Monday, August 25, 2003 :::

overheard on the tube. I hear the most amazing things all the time on the metro - I've got to start writing things down. link via mefi.

::: posted by johnok at 5:28 PM

Thursday, August 21, 2003 :::

some quick links:

what it's like to be named Johns Hopkins and live in Baltimore.

So it seems like they're going to have to make good movies from now on. I hope.

So I haven't really been doing the linguistics posts like I said before - but I guess the time has come - The Gender Genie will analyze a sample of your writing and determine your gender for you, in case perhaps you weren't sure. The results window would seem to indicate a 60-40 accuracy rate. Whoever designed the genie was probably working from a limited corpus or some such. If part-of-speech taggers have to be at least 90 percent accurate (or so say these boys I would hope someone else could do a little better with this gender algorithm

::: posted by johnok at 9:59 PM

So today I was working from home again, went out for a little walk, and discovered that a television show was being filmed next to my bank just off dupont circle. A cast member was getting her nails done by the official stylist while she sat in a little director-style chair that said "cast" on it. Seems I miss a lot when I'm at the office.

::: posted by johnok at 9:49 PM

Tuesday, August 19, 2003 :::

So my work schedule has been rearranged so that I can work from home now! It's all very exciting. Of course, all the things that I had meant to take care of didn't get done despite my best intentions. However, I did manage to make it to the store to buy a new air conditioner filter, and on the way back saw someone get arrested! It was a middle-aged white woman and her alleged crime was to me unknown, but there were about five cop cars there (all the previous arrests I've seen have involved about two or three cars) so I guess it was a big deal, or maybe there isn't much for the cops to do around 5pm. I'll be checking the police blotter this week with a keen eye to get the full story.

::: posted by johnok at 9:28 PM

Friday, August 15, 2003 :::

so I saw dirty pretty things the other night. Very nice camera work, sets, etc. The side of london you don't see, etc. intriguing plot twists. Audrey Tautou is in it, but Sophie Okonedo is the one who really steals the show, right from her first line to hotel clerk okwe.

::: posted by johnok at 5:27 PM

oy, I've been lazy. here's a few quick links:

Why people love to hate Starbucks, via the obscure store.

gawker links to a very ugly-looking but entertaining blog written by a former bartender at rocco disipirito's restaurant, which isn't exactly reality television, but which I like watching anyway, contrived situations and all. Metro Weekly, the local weekly party rag, has an interview with topher, the flamingly competent waiter from the show.

::: posted by johnok at 5:24 PM

Monday, August 11, 2003 :::

I back from vacation, just not posting very much.

::: posted by johnok at 5:00 PM

Wednesday, August 06, 2003 :::

Last week's economist has an article discussing the bizarre and byzantine world of the EU bureaucracy. While the article is sadly subscription only, here is a sample quote:

Some of Coreper's rituals and names are reminiscent of the quirkier sort of London club. At Pratt's, near The Economist in London, the servants are always called “George” or “Georgina”. Similarly the senior civil servants working for Coreper 2 are always referred to as “Antici”, after the Italian civil servant who first did the job; their counterparts in Coreper 1 arealways, for similar reasons, called “Mertens”.

and it just goes on. and on. and on.

::: posted by johnok at 10:37 PM

Tuesday, August 05, 2003 :::

I'm in new york right now. having a good time. yesterday I went down to brighton beach and went wading in the water, and bought russian groceries and absorbed the atmosphere. today will be mostly shopping.

::: posted by johnok at 9:35 AM

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