Daily Archives: 08/02/2004

Friendster

Okay, so while I am behind the times (or so I’ve heard) with regards to friendster and other cool web-connect sites… I still think it’s pretty cool. If you’ve not heard of it or checked it out, you really should! It’s a neat way to connect with people you haven’t talked to in awhile or to feel cool by seeing how many friends you can get. One of the things that I think is really neat is that it shows you how many 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree friends you have. So you can start your own version of “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon” with your friends, only it’s 3 degrees of {insert your/friend’s name here}. Pretty cool.

comments

Wow. I just realized that there are comments on my blog! So I guess I’m no longer just talking to myself… Hooray! I set up blogger to email me when I get comments from now on… which is certainly helpful. Knowing that at least a few people find my ramblings at least entertaining enough to read and comment on motivates me to maintain this blog with an increased frequency and vigor. Man, interactivity rules!

On another, perhaps anal note, I think that I need to add some links to the archives at the bottom of my blog template. I mean, there are links along the right side to access my archived blog entries by month, but once you scroll to the bottom of the page, you can’t see that there are more posts available for perusing. Just a little something I noticed, which probably has a lot to do with my specialization in Human-Computer Interaction @ Tech. Yes, I am a geek, and I am not ashamed.

Also, I’ve been trying to get blogger to cooperate with me regarding date formats and the correct time zone. Hopefully I haven’t managed to FUBAR my blog….

My iBook

For some reason, I recently became convinced that my iBook was approaching its 3rd birthday. When my power adapter died this weekend, I began reconsidering how long I’ve had it. So I dug into my iBook records and checked the receipt… I bought it on 11/24/2002, so I’ve had my iBook about 20 months– it’s not quite 2 yrs old. This seems important, primarily because I was thinking that my sweet little iBook was becoming a dinosaur… I mean, it performs excellently to this day (aside from the dead power adapter I had to replace today– which had some cool side-effects– see today’s earlier entry)… but I was thinking that it was getting up there in the years, so far as technology lifespans go. Anyhoo… while my iBook may be “middle aged,” it’s still a fresh-faced youngster to me 😉

Mac Specialist

I’ve been trying to get a part-time job to supplement my income… so that I can pay off my exisiting credit card debt… and perhaps one day actually have enough cash on hand to buy a REAL shower curtain 😉

So, this is interesting. This weekend, my iBook’s power adapter decided it was its time to croak. The only thing worse than a laptop with a dead battery is a laptop with no way of charging the battery… or even running the machine. So, I checked out apple.com/store to see how much a new power adapter was gonna set me back… $79! Man, I love my mac, but it sucks when things break because it’s expensive! Anyhow, I HAVE to get this power adapter because I have work I need to do on my iBook that’s time-sensitive. So I figured I’d stop by my local Apple Store this evening… at Northpoint Mall.

Then, I realized something– why not see if the Apple Store is hiring??! Apple, being it’s super cool self, has a job search on its site… even for retail jobs. So, a few clicks later, I’d sent my resume to Apple for a Mac Specialist position at the Northpoint Retial Store. And I’m excited at the prospect– this sounds like a part-time job that I could actually enjoy. An employee discount at the Apple store would rule, too.

Needless to say, someone from the Apple store called me this afternoon– talk about turnaround! I’ve got an interview on Wednesday for a part-time position. I only hope that my somewhat limited availabilty (primarily weekends, holidays, perhaps a couple weeknights) doesn’t pose too big of an issue as far as getting the job. I mean, obviously I’m not concerned about my qualifications. Frankly, I’m overqualified for the position, but that’s the point in my seeking part-time gig. I mean, it’s certainly more appropriate than most of the part-time jobs I’ve been considering. I really think it could be a fun job… it’s the only position I’ve been really excited about in my recent search for a second job. Here’s hoping…