Jul 8th 2002, 17:02 GMT

I’ve got a wierd question: What color is your lint?

I live in a small apartment complex, with a single washer/dryer for the 6 units. When I started doing some laundry Sunday, I noticed the color of the lint in the lint trap for the dryer was a dark red. I thought about how that was an odd color for lint, since the lint for my laundry is usually varies between a medium and a light blue.

As I thought about it some more, I began to wonder about the nature of lint. Is the lint from my laundry the color it is because I tend to wear clothing that is blue, white, or black in color? If someone were to where more reds, or greens, or yellows, would the color of thier lint reflect this? That seems reasonable to me, since when I do a load of whites, the lint is lighter in color, but still has a blue hue to it.

So, I figured this would be a good place to get random sample for an impromptu survey: What color is your lint?

Jul 2nd 2002, 19:27 GMT

I already want to rework the design used on my website. There are a couple of rendering problems I’m going to try and fix while still maintaining valid code. (That reminds me, I should run the site thrugh the W3C validator and make sure it is actually valid…)

Update1: With a couple of minor fixes, (like specifying the character encoding,) the site now validates as HTML 4.0 Transitional. The CSS validates as well. Wheeee!

Update2: With a few more tweaks, the site now validates as HTML 4.01 Strict. (Except for the blog page.)

The page displays as intended in Mozilla 1.0 (Mac and PC). Opera 6 (PC) does a pretty good job of it, save for a problem with the page headlines. IE Mac (I foget which version is installed on that test machine) is better than IE 6 (PC) — but both are doing wierd crap to the margins. I think opera was doing something weird too – but it wasn’t as noticable as with IE.

I was afraid to open the page in NS4, and with good reason. I think I’m going to employ some of the techniques described on the WaSP and ALA websites to deal with that.

Edited on Jul 2nd 2002, 20:17 by Hooloovoo

Edited on Jul 2nd 2002, 21:09 by Hooloovoo

Jun 10th 2002, 22:47 GMT

Suddenly it hits me

An old friend from High School is in town this week. Several of us that still keep in touch took the opportunity to have an impromptu get-together on Saturday. (Zhaneel, that would be why we didn’t make it to Gaskell’s – that and we forgot it was this past weekend.)

It was pretty cool to see Ed again. He’s a first year teacher at a small High School in Wisconsin, and he and his wife just bought a house. (I’m not even going to talk about that. Us west-coasters were quite jealous.)

Anyway, as we were hanging out in the living room of his parent’s house playing catch-up, exchanging palm apps (geeks, each and every one), and watching the Redwings, Hurricaines (3OT Oy!) — I had an epiphany: We were all adults. Married, or engaged (‘cept one couple – but I expect that to be changing soon…) some of us with babies, or expecting. Most out of school, and in our carreers.

Well duh – of course we are all adults. Have been for several years according to US law. But, I don’t usually think of myself as an adult. Adults are those people I work with, the people I pass on the street, or my parents, or my friend’s parents. I’m just me. Not an adult – not a kid – just me.


Edited for some grammer and typographic errors.

Edited on Jun 13th 2002, 21:44 by Hooloovoo

Apr 17th 2002, 17:16 GMT

Ever have one of “those” days?

You wake up in the morning, feeling decent. Not great, since your cats/dog/kids/whaterver managed to keep you up too late, or woke you up too early, but decent.

Then things just start to go down-hill.

You’re running a little late getting out of the house, so you decide to skip breakfast, maybe grab something on the way to work. Then you hit traffic. You turn to the local AM traffic station on your radio, and find out that every one of the alternate routes you know is just as FUBARED as the one you’re on.

You resign yourself to the fact that you will be late to work and stick it out.

Then, you get to a toll booth, (In my case a toll both for a bridge,) and realize that you have just enough cash for the fare, but now you are faced with giving up breakfast, or becoming even more late as you try to find an ATM, and then run to a fast-food place. You again decide to skip it and just head into work.

You’re about 40min late, but that’s okay, at least you still have your job, which is better than what many of your co-workers learned when they got in.

Bleh. Today is not going well at all. At least I can still look forward to Red Dwarf Night.

(edited for gramatical errors.)

Edited on Apr 17th 2002, 18:49 by Hooloovoo

Dec 26th 2001, 19:12 GMT

Well, my Mother certainly surprised me this year.

I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a PDA for a while now – I was looking mostly at the Sony Clie. Now I don’t have to. My mother purchased a Handspring Visor Deluxe for both me and my uncle for Christmas. Apparently, my sister, (who usually plays “elf” handing out gifts from under the tree,) botched the presentation a bit by giving me the box too early in the evening. But hey, I didn’t mind. 🙂

Other gifts of note: a few DVD’s, a membership renewal to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, and a pair of Rudolph boxers complete with battery-powered light-up nose.

Now I need to get to PJG and download those Palm apps. I’ve already subscribed to the PJG AvantGo channel.

That reminds me, I haven’t played Jumpgate in almost a week. I really should go replace my Joystick. I might do it today, if I feel like facing the crowd of post-Christmas return shoppers at the mall.

I still have 5 more days left in my mini vacation. Yea Me! 🙂

I forgot to turn comments on. Also, the link to JG palm on PJG links to slopey’s web tracker – has JGPalm been abandoned or can I find it someplace else? I guess I really should ask about that on the PJG boards, eh?

Edited on Dec 26th 2001, 19:23 by Hooloovoo