Summer school ended today, and thank Christ. In the course of six weeks, my public speaking course took me from being quite comfortable giving a speech to being neurotically full of dread and anguish when giving a speech. From now on, whenever I hear someone give a formulaic speech as advocated by the course material, I will immediately discount everything they have to say. Also, PowerPoint is evil and should be obliterated, along with everyone who relies upon it.
Poor Lexx. I took him apart, desoldered the broken power jack and soldered on a new one. The jack itself seems to be working fine now - it is able to recharge a battery. Unfortunately, the system won't boot. In fact, nothing at all appears on the screen when I turn it on. Sigh. I'll troubleshoot some more this weekend. It's become something of a challenge.
- Lucy is blogging!
- Louis Wain was born in London’s Clerkenwell district in 1860 and eventually became an artist. To entertain his wife on her sickbed, Wain started drawing their cat, Peter. Wain continued drawing cats for newspapers and children’s books until he fell victim to schizophrenia in 1917 at the age of 57. Wain allows us a unique insight into the delusions and course of illness in a late onset schizophrenic ...
- Via an old workmate from Sydney, Multimodal Music Stand and instructions for building it.
- Here is satellite imaging of the wee little village from which the Greek side of my family hails. One day, after Matt and I have completed the Great American Roadtrip, we should probably hit Europe. Along with, you know, the rest of the world. God, I miss traveling.
- eBay: Nine Inch Nails NIN Closer to God Centipede corset L (item 320132256596 end time Jul-05-07 08:20:06 PDT)