Tuesday, April 27, 2004 ::: So I snagged a gmail account, before my preferred address is taken. I don't really plan on using it unless it catches on. there's a lot of very useful features, especially if you have a larger account, and I have to say it avoids the interminable load time that afflicts hotmail these days. If it were simply a matter of design and usability, I'd have to go with gmail.
Wednesday, April 21, 2004 ::: oy vey, It's been a while, no? It's been busy busy here. but here's what I've been reading these days:
the april 19 and 26 new yorker, which has a number of very interesting articles, including a profile of young standup comics trying to make it in the world, including a nice veterinarians' daughter from NJ and a fresh-faced young man from alabama, ready to be disillusioned with the harsh reality the world has in store for him. There is also a great profile of Aaron McGruder of Boondocks fame.
I also went to the stereolab concert last night as sort of a last minute thing - It was kind of weird to see them and hear all the songs without mary hansen. All in all a good concert - the tall people in the way moved somewhere else when the music started, those analog keyboards reverb nicely with the 9:30 acoustics and it wasn't too hot, and I ran into some friends from work.
Friday, April 16, 2004 ::: I have finally been able to make a decision about graduate school - I will be starting the Ph.D. program in American Studies at GWU. The decision was a lot easier thanks to a deus ex machina arrival of a hefty funding package, which has made my life a lot easier and will allow my to avoid crushing levels of debt from student loans. It's all very exciting.
Saturday, April 10, 2004 ::: It seems that wonderfalls has been cancelled - what a shame. The show really seemed to have had some promise. of course, friday night is ratings siberia anyway, so it was probably doomed from the start.