Thursday, April 26, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This is my hell:
The trip took eighty minutes, with no accidents or extenuating circumstances—just enough time to engender the feeling that we deserved a nap or a big greasy breakfast. He parked his car outside his office: a one-story industrial building overlooking the interstate. He had worked downtown previously and so had come into contact with other people—in the foyer, at lunch, on the way to the garage. “That’s what makes this so damn boring,” he said. “I wouldn’t have moved if I could’ve taken public transportation. I could read a book or talk to somebody.” He slipped in through a side door and into his office; it was a little like going into a motel. There was no one around to greet him or to make small talk.
But what is hellish about this scenario is not just the eighty minute commute, but also the isolation that the fellow finds at work. Ironically, perhaps, I have encountered such dismal isolation when I have spent extended periods of time "working from home."
Monday, April 23, 2007
1. I like it that some people still know that "Howdy!" is verbal shorthand for "How do you do?" and respond appropriately.
2. Coda from Panic Software looks veeeeeeery interesting.
3. SQL is interesting stuff. I have been
SELECT t.title, t.url_title, d.field_id_13, d.field_id_16, g.gallery_image_url, gc.cat_folder, ge.filename, ge.extension
FROM exp_weblog_data AS d
LEFT JOIN exp_category_posts AS cp ON cp.entry_id = d.entry_id
LEFT JOIN exp_weblog_titles AS t ON t.entry_id = d.entry_id
LEFT JOIN exp_relationships AS r ON r.rel_id = d.field_id_16
LEFT JOIN exp_gallery_entries AS ge ON r.rel_child_id = ge.entry_id
LEFT JOIN exp_galleries AS g ON g.gallery_id = ge.gallery_id
LEFT JOIN exp_gallery_categories AS gc ON gc.cat_id = ge.cat_id
WHERE t.status = 'open' AND d.weblog_id = '6' and cp.cat_id = '11'
ORDER BY t.entry_date
DESC LIMIT 6
and, yes, it works.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
ce reve ne m'appartient pas
Originally uploaded by Pablo Mercado.
I did this drawing on the train back to Montpellier from Barcelona. The words in french mean (i hope) "this dream does not belong to me".
Aside from the wonderful moleskin that Killy gave me at his wedding, this is the first moleskin sketchbook that i have ever kept. I have always wondered what the deal was with moleskins, and i was always a little wary of the slick, thick pages. But after keeping this one for a couple of weeks I may be hooked. The pages seem to love all sorts of ink...