March 27th, 2005


Waxy yellow buildup

(Boy, I'm dating myself with that...)

This morning on a test print of Concentio Agnorum cards, I saw something for sure that I couldn't quite convince myself I saw on earlier test printouts.

For some reason, the Samsung CLP-510N, at least with the Linux driver, lays down pale yellow everywhere on the page that something isn't actually being printed.

WT[insert favorite letter here]?!
  • Current Music
    Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman theme

More sad news

Recently in Iowa, a girl was found dead after she had been abducted. It's a tragedy, and the person who did it will, I hope, get what he deserves, but I can't help being distracted by one thing: the poor girl's name, which is (as Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up): Jetseta Marrie [sic] Gage.

What on earth are parents thinking when they do something like that?
  • Current Music
    "A Boy Named Sue," Johnny Cash

Underwear on impulse power...

Some time back, my dear irpooh happened to buy me some underwear. It happened to be Fruit of the Loom, but around the waistband it didn't have "Fruit of the Loom" sewn in, instead, it said "FTL".

Any devoted SF reader knows what FTL stands for—faster than light.

Had I not led such a sheltered life, I'm sure I could make a tacky joke here...

More recently, it seemed like a good idea to buy some more underwear. Around the waistband, they now have "Fruit of the Loom" spelled out. I guess Fruit of the Loom underwear is subluminal once again, darn it.
  • Current Music
    "Mr. Spaceman," the Byrds