June 2, 2003
Travel Photos of the Moment
|Mo with Papa Smurf in Cochem, Me and Samus (from the game 'Metroid') at Frankfurt Airport.|
- "Software sucks because users demand it to."
--Nathan Myhrvold. More specifically, they'll spend for new whiz-bang features, and on the first company to bring those features to market no matter how badly implemented. (e.g. "Microsoft: where quality is job 1.1")
- I find it endlessy almost amusing that the trucking company called "Yellow" has trucks and branding that are all distinctly orange. I finally found out why in a FAQ response.
- American coins generally aren't "fair" with a 50/50 chance of landing either way. When given the choice, always pick "tails". Seriously. I did this all through darts season, it was heads like once or twice, and tails about 8 or 9 times.
- My family used to have a password, like if they didn't to send someone I didn't know to pick me up from school. It was "Mississippi". Now you know. Please don't abuse this knowledge to kidnap me!
- Unrequited love is way underated. It's kind of like smoking. Ultimately it's bad for you, especially in the long term. Both are bad for your health, make you "smell" worse to others, and cause you to pick up annoying repetitive habits, whether it's constantly wanting something in your mouth (smoking) or anxiously checking e-mail (unrequited love). But on the other hand, both have a certain glamour, give us something to do with ourselves, and have a huge deserved mystique and romantic history behind them. Smoking gets you outside where as otherwise you might stick yourself in the office all day, unrequited love gets you to write amusing bon mots where as otherwise you might write nothing but pedestrian e-mail.
--Journal entry I made July 12 2000