October 25th, 2004

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Silly tech stuff

So, I installed the google desktop search tool, mainly because I thought the e-mail conversation threading shown in the screenshots would be a useful feature for me. Looks like I was wrong, as the alogrithm seem to just assume e-mails that are close in date with identical subjects are part of a conversation, and since I send multiple e-mails with same subjects, it doesn't work. It unfortunately doesn't scan network drives either.

We got the new keyboards in Friday, and I'm not impressed. While it's nice to go back to a split key pattern, the keyboard doesn't have the little feet in the back, so you can't adjust the angle. The other big annoyance with it is that the print screen, scroll lock, and pause keys are where you'd usually have your insert, home, and page up keys would be. In other words, when I touch type I end up hitting scroll lock and pause when I'm looking for the home and page up keys. I don't see why standard keyboard manufacturers mess with where keys are. Touch typing is highly muscle memory dependent, so when I move my hand so far, I expect to be hitting certain keys . . . not whatever the manufacturer thought would be a good idea . . .
  • Current Music
    The Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies) (97X - The Future of Rock and Roll [64k])
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Would someone explain to me why Google stock keeps skyrocketing? Their market cap is now at 50.83 billion, with an absurd P/E ratio of 224.97. Yes, they had an amazing quarter where both revenue and earnings doubled, but they've averaged 6% daily gains over the last five days (and a little over 1% daily gains). Is it just me or is this .com again?
  • Current Music
    Shivaree - I Close My Eyes (97X - The Future of Rock and Roll [64k])
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Hmmm . . . I broke my computer

So, I shutdown my linux box today for the first time since I've been in MT . . . and now the sound doesn't work now that I started it again. I remember having this problem the first time, and I don't remember how I fixed it . . . grr . . .