It's been fun, blogger, but you overwrote my index page and my server guy had wordpress already installed. I'll keep this as an archive / backup, and maybe even syndicate to it, but Tiffany and I are working off my server now.
New place, new website. see you all at "Where in the World are Chris and Tiffany?"
So if I can't post here...
...how am I ever going to remember to update while in Sydney? I've been crazy busy, wedding planning and working and everything else. Being a temp is kind of fun, you meet new people every few weeks and don't have to worry about major ongoing projects. Occasionally you wonder what you've screwed up though. At least I do. So far, so good, though.
3 weeks til the wedding.
pretty much ok other than that.
Yeah, maybe this is why I haven't blogged as much lately.
Well, internet, I'm still alive :P.
Was that really.....????
On the way to work this morning I drove past an organ on the side of I-40. That's right, an entire, 3-keyboard organ. Sadly, I could not stop to salvage it, which would have made for a much greater story, but still. There's an organ on the side of 40 in West Nashville. Wow.
Dog's are smarter than we thought
Imagine my surprise when I found a story I hadn't heard yet lurking inside the pages of the Tennessean. Alright, it took some work. It was on page 3D, back in the living section, even though it's more of a science thing, it has to do with pets, so it's more of the light-fluffy miscellany category to them. Whatever.
Dogs can actually contextualize their circumstances to make decisions that go against natural instinct. This shows a higher level of consciousness than we previously thought, a kind of search for inferences and expectations among the commands given to a dog.
Oh, the story's syndicated from the Washington Post. Here's the source link
[Washington Post, login required] and here's the Tennessean's link
. The Washington Post also has a discussion transcript
. I haven't scraped up any of the scientific reports yet, just media fanfare, but if I find more I'll post it below.
Back to the internet for news.
Summer is for dreams. New ideas, following up on old ones, and just generally enjoying work-free evenings. So now that I'm out of school, I'm looking at a really long summer. Which means lots of ideas to follow up on.
I generally jot ideas down, But where'd I put them all?http://salvagebin.blogspot.com
Time to put all this old junk to use.
So I was on wordpress this morning
I went to wordpress to consider moving my blog there, just because I've gotten used to their interface while working on the work blog
. I'm on the new job's computer, which means ie6. Wordpress doesn't like ie6. And the more I clunked around with TRYING to get a template I liked (no customs here), the more I remembered what a pain feedback was to setup. So I came back here. New corner for all my geeky projects coming up soon. This one will remain for personal insights, unless that whole "southerner-down-under" project gets rolling again.
It's good to be back.
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You'll see my senior thesis here soon.
So, real life is secondary
I've been workin on getting to know Second Life
a lot more, and it's eating up most of my internet time. It's fascinating, though overly filled with gambling and places the school moderators (and the Powers That Be) wouldn't appreciate me going. But once you get past all that, there's a lot of great stuff going on in there. And since it's all user-generated, I'm learning more about working with 3d graphics and a little C#. VERY little C#. I'm programming deficient.
Free classes, neat people, lots of "oh, neato" places to visit. I'm definitely losing touch w/real life.
And oh yeah, we are still having a wedding sometime soon. I'll remind Tiff to get on that again.
Liveblogging the superbowl 29
And it's the Colts! Great game, congrats to Manning. Finally. Sorry Bears fans.
Coming up... our best commercial picks. As soon as we consult Youtube for them. You know they're already there.