July 9th, 2007


development update!

Much progress on LJ client today. Now you can post HTML tags without crashing the client! And you can type in your password without exposing it to everyone in the office! And you can login as people other than me! And more!

There's still a good number of security holes, and it's hardly user-friendly (you have to jump through a lot of hoops to change your mood or current music, and I still have no idea how to do tags), but if this keeps up I might be able to put out a public release in the next version or so. Sweet, sweet release.
  • Current Music
    Third Eye Blind - Motorcycle Drive By

new york is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace!

Hot damn this city got hot all of a sudden. It's bad enough at the office, where our industrial-strength air conditioner is being overwhelmed by the intense heat, but in my completely uncooled apartment it's a degree or two short of unbearable. You'd think I'd be used to this kind of weather after six years in Taiwan, but I guess there's something about all this steel and glass that turns the city into a tinfoil potato jacket.

Only-in-New-York moment #6472: a high-powered buisnesslady on Wall Street, in matching beige suit and skirt and high heels, running like a little schoolgirl after an ice cream truck. Mister Softee owns this city, man. Say what you will about the mafia in Little Italy or the gangs in Bed-Stuy, but no one enjoys more freedom to wander the city unmolested than the Sultan of Swirl. People respect the Softee. Go anywhere in Manhattan from two in the afternoon to two in the morning, from Washington Square to Washington Heights, and you will hear him play his stupid little song. Sometimes he doesn't even drive. He'll just park at an intersection and people will zerg him for hours.

Soft serve is the new crack.
  • Current Music
    They Might Be Giants - Why Does The Sun Shine?