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A friend of mine just posted a link to an interesting article:

Rapid Thinking Makes People Happy

This totally matches my observations, yet I'd never consciously realized that was what was going on, let alone articulated it so clearly. This probably also explains why high-tempo music with lyrics cheers me up, because my language center is being stimulated at plus-normal speed, and why driving fast in heavy traffic cheers me up like nothing else. This is going to be an incredibly useful tool in my anti-depression arsenal.*

* Which, frankly, I desperately need right now.


Aug. 16th, 2004 02:26 pm
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So, it occurs to me -- now that I'm no longer living the glamorous life of the impoverished artiste, I won't qualify for Basic Health any more. This means I need to find new health insurance, toot sweet.

Problem is, I've never shopped for health insurance before, so I don't really know how to. I see ads all the time, but I don't know which are scams.

I need something relatively inexpensive, that will cover prescriptions, lab work, ideally dental as well .... Anyone have any personal recommendations?


Dec. 7th, 2003 08:58 am
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So this Wednesday, December 10th, is my birthday. I have the day off.

People have been asking me what I want to do for my birthday, and I have to admit, I'm totally stumped.

I'm throwing the floor open to suggestions. Anyone?


Oct. 7th, 2003 01:10 pm
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I remember when spam used to make sense. (Okay, I can remember when it didn't freakin' exist, but that aside .... )

You know -- when someone would send me mail telling me that with their amazing product, I could increase my ejaculation volume, I knew what was up with that. I understood, to use marketing jargon here, what the value proposition was, as it were. They had a product, they figured I might have money, and by letting me know about it, they thought that, perhaps, the next time I felt the urge to be able to top off large beer steins with my own semen, I might think of them and their product. Fair enough. With you so far.

But lately, I've been getting spam from fucking Neptune, as near as I can figure. The subject lines are innocuous enough, something like "Important Information," and when I'm bored enough, I'll sit here and think, "Oh, look, this Information is Important! I had best read it at once!" So I open it up, and instead of telling me how I can increase my breast size by opening my bank account to an important official in Nigeria, there's totally random noise. Words pulled at random out of the dictionary. Or strings of letters in no human language.

What the hell is going on here? I understand that they're trying to get past Bayesian filtering, okay, fine, but -- I see your windup, but where's the pitch? What are you trying to sell me? Have I just forgotten how to read? What?


Jun. 3rd, 2003 11:48 am
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Okay. *deep breath*

I'm just about out of money. I desperately need a job.

I'm mainly looking for web design work, because that's where all my professional experience is, basically. I'm experienced with Perl CGI in Linux/Apache environments, I'm good with Photoshop, and I've designed and developed message boards, search tools, calendar applications, all kinds of fun stuff.

So. Yeah. Does anyone know anyone who's hiring? I'll take full-time, part-time, contract, freelance, anything at this point.

(I'm also totally open to non-web-related work, too, if it's something you think I could get hired for.)


Mar. 5th, 2002 07:08 pm
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Coffee doesn't seem to help any more.

So now what?


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