July 29th, 2003



Laura Miller's Article about Sojourner Truth and her "Ain't I a woman?" speech didn't bother to INCLUDE THE TEXT OF THE SPEECH IN THE ARTICLE, even though it's only a couple of paragraphs.

The last thing Laura Miller wrote was a bit of half baked character assasination of the Mormon Church -- prompting me to write a letter to the editor.

So that's twice she's written something that completely missed the effing boat. Is this a pattern? I'm not enough of a masochist to go back and look for Laura Miller's Salon oeuvre.


Heh. Now that I'm down with the University (rockin Corporate Windows XP yo), I'm installing XP on my oldest and slowest home computer, a 466 Celeron. It does have 1/2 gigabyte of memory so I don't think it will be THAT much slower than ME. I just know ME has got to go. Plus, XP seems twice as fast as soon as you turn off all the eyewash bullshit...

XP really seems to be the Windows That Just Works. In my humble experience.

It will be the end of the line for my Turtle Beach Pinnacle card which will go on E-Bay. Too bad -- it still sounds good enough for all but the most demanding applications. Then I'll have to shuffle some shit around -- put the Echo Mia in the PIII desktop, maybe stick the USB Audio thingie on the 466.

I should probably decommission the slowest computer but it has been continuously in service since like 1997? 1998? and it's very reliable, and it's still fast enough for casual usage. Strange as it may seem I often am doing things on all 3 computers at once. All 3 have CD burners, so I can crank out a buttload of disks in an hour, or I can leave one encoding MP3s in batch mode, read mail on another, and download stuff from the newsgroups on a 3rd...

Anyway, the XP install seems to be progressing in some sort of geological timeframe.