I'm brilliant. Simply brilliant. Proof? I forgot to bring
phone cord with me when I took this business trip, and
so I didn't, um, waste time with email while I was gone.
Came back to find that several of the books I ordered
from fatbrain showed up. Unfortunately, their packaging
methods leave a lot to be desired; they damage the spine
by shoving the packing bill all folded up way into the
book, and their single-book packaging with the flexible
sticky corrogated cardboard can easily damage paperbacks.
Also came back to discover a loud server machine
installed in my cube. Clearly, msw is trying to get rid
of me... (In all fairness, he has to put up with the noise,
I should plug
because it is so cool. An on-line free music (real music,
none of this wussy rock-n-roll stuff!) archive I've been
frequenting lately. My keyboard is finally getting some
use again as I've been rediscovering my lost piano skills.
Some of the pieces I've been enjoying include Bach's
Wohltemperierte Clavier I, Prelude I (BWV 846), Carcassi's
Etude 15 for Guitar (still playable as a keyboard piece),
and Clementi's Sonatinas Op. 36, Nos. 1 and 3. A few of
the pieces I printed out have turned out to be well beyond
my current abilities, including Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag and
a Bach Fugue or two. I miss having a real piano, but
maybe if I stick with this for a while I'll save up for a
the mirror problems were caused by the same
BART-sponsored cable burn as all the rest of the bay area
phone problems. FYI.