Jul 23, 2007

A Healthy Sense of Self-Crappiness

When I wake up every morning, and regard my scrawny, gangly body and my rather unremarkable (some would say repulsive) features, I typically content myself with the knowledge I've devoted myself, more or less, to developing and sharpening my mind.

And then people like Natalie Portman come along.

Natalie Portman's psychology major from Harvard completely obliviates what small sense of self-worth I have. There are, of course, many Harvard psychology graduates, but none with such gorgeous looks and poise - indeed, few other actresses look as good with a shaven head, proving it's not all makeup.

She speaks or has studied five languages - five! She's co-authored two research papers that were published in scientific journals. She's a vegetarian (okay, that one probably only interests me). And she portrayed herself as an angry gansta rapper on SNL. Wikipedia's term, not mine.

That's when I get a sudden surge of "wait, what have I done with my life again?".

Jul 22, 2007

Re: Vista Sparks Stronger XP Sales

As seen on Computer World here.

But really, that makes a lot of sense. Many, many companies tend to stay one OS release behind current, meaning that up until now, they were all using Windows 2000 or (God forbid) Windows ME. These companies are simply upgrading to XP now - it's not like people are purchasing Vista and then repurchasing XP.

Jul 21, 2007


Just finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

It took me seven hours from when it was released.

And it was good.

I feel a little like a part of my childhood just ended with that last page, but you know what? I think I'm okay with that.