Posts with mood anxious (5)

App reviews are a way to my heart
Mood: anxious
Posted on 2011-07-03 13:20:00
Tags: palmpre projects
Words: 148

The HP TouchPad released on Friday, and it is flippin' awesome and you should get one!

So all my apps are out for it. Here's a list:
FlightPredictor HD
Simple Alarms
Private Browser
We the People HD
Marriage Map

Anyway, most of these show up as new apps in the App Catalog, so they start back with no ratings. Which means I'm even more anxious than usual watching for when they get rated. And lo and behold, two of them are not doing well, which makes me very unhappy. One app I can fix (update already waiting to be reviewed!), but the other one I'm not even sure what people are complaining about...

I guess the moral is, if you want to make my day, rate my apps well, and vice versa. Hopefully I'll settle down after they all have a few ratings under their belt.


clearing out some tabs
Mood: anxious
Posted on 2010-04-14 13:09:00
Tags: links
Words: 158

How Texas avoided the worst of the real estate meltdown - by limiting what you can do with home-equity loans. (until 1998, they weren't allowed at all)

Personality and the Census - response rates have been highest in the states whose people are more agreeable and extroverted. (apparently, that doesn't mean Texas!)

Yes, 47% of American families owe no income tax, but when you take payroll taxes into account that number drops to 10%. Payroll taxes are pretty regressive...

Tina Fey doing another Sarah Palin bit.

Price anchoring, and why even knowing how it works isn't enough to protect you from it.

Optimizing Your Wife - this is an old problem (if you know you're going to meet 100 candidates and can rank them relative to each other but have to decide when you meet one whether to marry or not), but with more data on what to do if you care about maximizing happiness, not just finding the best one.


MacBook Pro: October 17, 2007 - ?
Mood: anxious
Music: Radiohead - "Sulk"
Posted on 2008-01-31 07:59:00
Tags: work house worldofwarcraft mac computer politics links
Words: 366

While kicking butt in Arathi Basin last night, I knocked a big ol' glass of tea right onto my $3000 laptop. A good chunk of it went in the keyboard (which made the laptop turn off which is probably a good thing given the alternatives), so djedi hurriedly mopped as much as we could off, disconnected it and moved it to higher ground. (it's currently sitting upside-down on our dining room table in the hopes that it will drain or something) I didn't have the heart to try to turn it on this morning - guess I'll see about that tonight. I did buy the AppleCare for it, although I don't know if that covers spills or not.

The weird thing was that I wasn't super panicked or angry or whatever. I was upset at myself, but I know that I'm prone to clumsiness when I'm tired. (like when I burned my thumb on the oven last week!) And if the laptop is unrecoverable, well, that would suck, but I could get by for iPod syncing and WoW playing and whatnot. It would be nice if it worked though.

Ironically, I was just yesterday reading about jwz's backup strategy and thinking it sounded like a good idea. Not that I had anything particularly interesting on the laptop data-wise (I always back up my iTunes database), but still...

Other than that, work has been going really really well this week. My mom visits next Wednesday, Friday we close on our house (!), and that weekend djedi's parents are coming to hopefully buy carpet for us and stuff, which will be quite helpful.

I'm going to miss campaigning in Florida, specifically hearing about Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani saying that English should be the national language, and then advertising in Spanish. That's some good hypocrisy, there. Via dailykos, an article in Rolling Stone about how Republican's immigrant-bashing is not going to help them, especially in the Southwest.

Finally, on the way home I heard this kinda-brutal story on NPR about how Giuliani should have taken his advice from his leadership book, complete with excerpts from the audiobook itself. (it's the story on top, not the longer story on the bottom)

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one more milestone
Mood: anxious
Posted on 2006-08-21 23:03:00
Tags: moving
Words: 32

After this, I'm shutting my computer down, and it won't be on again until Maryland! Scary.

Also, I hate hate hate hate hate moving. Seriously. It stresses me out to no end...


The hour is near...
Mood: anxious
Music: synthesized "Rocky"
Posted on 2005-04-08 14:40:00
Tags: robolab challenge
Words: 71

robolab approaches! I'm down here doing some tweaking, then one more session, then the competition at 6. I'm trying not to be too stressed about it, but I've so tired (and work hasn't been going well) that everything is a huge freaking deal. I had better be over this soon, because it's really wearing on me.

Blah. Anyway, the robot just climbed the stairs well, so I'm happy for now! Onward...


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