||[Nov. 22nd, 2005|10:12 am]
Ah, one (and a half) more day at work, and then the holidays. That's good stuff!
So after the big push at work last week, now I'm doing very little. Which is relaxing, but it's always tough to adjust from "crazy stressed-out fixing mode" to "do nothing mode". It is a nice change right before the holidays though. Hopefully nothing else major comes up this release.
Just got my video of Charlotte's Web in, so I'll probably show it to my sisters over break.
Had fun at game night/onefishclappin and krikwennavd's receptionish event. That's twice I've played Mario Kart in the last week, which is kinda neat.
Been working on my TODO list some more. I'm learning a lot about XMLHttpRequest, and why Firefox (the 1.0 branch) seems to do weird things with it sometimes. I'm hoping 1.5 will fix these problems (should come out this month or early December).
I know everyone and their dog is posting about this, but give pandora.com a shot - you tell it a group or song you like and it tries to find music like that. The algorithm is based on the Music Genome Project, in which they listened to a bunch of songs and characterized each one (heavy bass line, melodic vocals, etc.). So when it picks a song it thinks you will like, you can see why it thinks that, which is usually pretty interesting. (it's free and all that jazz)
I put these remakes of popular songs on the original Nintendo sound system on my iPod. They're quite fun to listen to!
Fans of Harry Potter might find this celebrity recasting amusing.
I spent a while yesterday reading through the stories of making the Macintosh and other Apple-related things. Interesting stuff!
For those of you experiencing LJ-slowness, maybe this is the problem?
One more: if you've ever lost a button-mashing minigame in Mario Party, check this out!