koppie Tue, 03/07/2006 - 01:31
koppie Mon, 03/06/2006 - 23:39
koppie Mon, 03/06/2006 - 01:42
Good news on the apartment front.Â I don't have to move out in two weeks.Â We told the landlords we're willing to move out in mid-April and they said that's fine.Â We haven't worked out a final agreement yet; Yelena and I want to take a few more days so we don't feel rushed into an agreement.
koppie Fri, 03/03/2006 - 00:17
My landlords are selling the building and trying to create a TIC. Kinda like converting the building to condos. Yelena and I realized after about 15 minutes last night that we don't have enough money to buy our apartment as a TIC.
Actually, we don't HAVE to move in two weeks. We could choose to stay longer, until it's convenient for us. Namely, the end of the school year. But, we have spring break in two weeks so that's as good a time as any. The only problem is Yelena is busy preparing for finals and I have my damn brief, this isn't a good time to go apartment hunting.
koppie Wed, 03/01/2006 - 03:31
This doesn't really explain why Russians are so damn weird.Â Really it just proves that they are.Â As if we needed more evidence.
koppie Wed, 03/01/2006 - 03:27
You know, those things where you put pictures of your family. My wallet insert was falling apart and it was a pain in the ass. Every time I opened my wallet my ID fell out. You know how hard those things are to find? It's ridiculous. I went to Office Max, Office Depot, Safeway, Ross, and two Walmarts before I found one. But ah, it looks so nice . . .
Yeah, I'm easy to please.
koppie Sun, 02/26/2006 - 09:07
This was very interesting to me as I was 2/3 through my brief at 4 am.Â Especially when I found a can of Red Bull in the back of the fridge.
Can you tell I use my blog as a procrastination tool?
koppie Sun, 02/26/2006 - 08:42
KDE and Gnome are two GUIs for linux. Unlike Mac and Windows, which only offer one interface each, linux is flexible and allows you to pick the interface you want. There are dozens from which to choose, and the two most popular are KDE and Gnome. KDE is more like Windows; businesslike and professional. I would say Gnome is more like Mac OS, more friendly and playful, but the truth is Gnome isn't really like Mac OS; Gnome is like Gnome. It's a little rougher around the edges and doesn't have as much built-in functionality as KDE. It seems more "free." The truth is both interfaces are very powerful and you can do just about anything with either one. Nevertheless, someone has written a hillarious article describing the stylistic differences between the two interfaces.
koppie Sat, 02/25/2006 - 17:45
> > Once upon a time there were two brothers. One brother was very
> > mischievous, always getting into trouble. The other brother,
> > very good. He was always kind to animals, helped elderly neighbors,
> > an exemplary life.
> > As time went on, the brothers stayed in touch but were never close.
> > The evil brother became a heavy drinker and a womanizer. The other
koppie Sat, 02/25/2006 - 17:35
Two very attractive but untalented actors (Pierce Brosnan and Selma Hayek) are "retired" jewel theives on a tropical island.Â Of course, Pierce Brosnan gets stir crazy; he needs to steal things to be happy.Â He doesn't like other people and has no hobbies, and yet Selma Hayek (who presumably got half the money) loves him.
Mix in a crazy FBI agent who's after Pierce but ends up befriending him (and gets his own love interest because hey, this is Jamaica).