August 29, 2005

Tears

Well I found out today that my class for Fall is cancelled, two days before classes start


The Assoc. Academic Dean of SEAS is calling for the bar to be raised due to our financial situation (of SEAS) and further financial difficulties in CS the past has forced us to make some cutbacks, especially in part-time instruction...and increase the teaching load for our regular faculty as well. I know that we as a department are grateful to our part-time instructors and we hope that you will continue contributing to our department.

Feh. It's not like I was looking forward to it or anything. Nothing a good bottle of wine or six can't fix.

In other news, I finally watched the final episode of Six Feet Under and honestly I have no idea how it ends because I was crying like a 12 year old girl for the last 15 minutes. I'm going to miss this show, but the ending couldn't have been better.

Posted by pinkerton at 5:25 PM

August 26, 2005

Kill What?

If you haven't yet TiVo'd Kill Reality on E!, you're missing out. It's hysterical. If you've ever watched, Survivor, Real World, Apprentice, The Bachelor, Paradise Hotel (c'mon, admit it, you know you did!) or Amazing Race, you'll instantly fall head over heels in love with the rampant misfits who make their homecoming in this farce of a reality show (....or is it?). Besides, it's got Trishelle and Toni! DRAMA!!!!!

I also caught the first few episodes of Tommy Lee Goes To College and you know what? It's not half bad. He actually appears to be trying. He's humble, unassuming, and very down to earth. Who knew? Maybe it's a good editing job by his publicist, but if so, they need a raise.

If you've seen the latest in the series of "all this yadda yadda yadda is made possible by devices and software that runs on Windows XP" stick around for the latter half of the commercial where they tell you to go to windowsxp.com or something and then they cut to a browser loading the webpage. It's Safari. That's right, they used a Mac to demo the website. I'm sure someone is laughing so hard a little pee comes out, and someone else has been fired. Good times!

Posted by pinkerton at 8:15 PM

August 15, 2005

Branch news

Just wanted to give everyone an update on the branch. MF branched last week (MOZILLA_1_8_BRANCH) and I've set up a tinderbox to monitor it (binus) and we'll be making both trunk and branch nightly builds each morning.

Obviously our focus is the branch, but we need to make sure that big landings on the trunk don't cause regressions that will languish for months before anyone gets to filing bugs. It also means that check-ins from now on will have to be on both branches. Yes, it's annoying, but it's how stable releases work.

Posted by pinkerton at 10:00 PM

August 7, 2005

Are You Ready...

...for some football?!?! I sure am. Monday night is the start of the preseason and I cannot wait.

Speaking of TV, last weeks Six Feet Under....OMG OMG OMG. Let me just say OMG one more time for good measure. So You Think You Can Dance is surprisingly entertaining. I'm pleasantly surprised. Hell's Kitchen, albeit now over, was also a nice summertime escape, especially for a Fox reality show. Who knew they could have a good idea and not cancel it? I'm also hooked solidly on Extreme Dodgeball. Season three adds a scoring system that makes it even more fun to watch. It obviously doesn't take itself seriously, which makes it even that much more entertaining.

I've figured out the main cause of Amo's continued kernel panics on her iBook: removing the power adapter while it's asleep. I reset the power manager, but it doesn't seem to help. Maybe just a faulty chip somewhere. It charges fine though. How odd. Another trip to the apple store is in my future, I expect.

Posted by pinkerton at 12:44 PM