January 10th, 2002

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Buh. Sleep.

Yes, my sleep schedule continues to be broken. Especially when I get distracted into working on something cool for a long time. I'm not tired, but seeings as how it's almost 4 AM, I figure I shall go and try to sleep.

Good night!
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How utterly random.

Years and years and years ago, I wrote a spoof of the Village People song 'YMCA' entitled 'OSPF'. This morning, I received this mail:

Is this the Mary that wrote the lyrics to "The OSPF song"?

We are three networking friends who have recorded it and would like your permission to publish it (ok, ok, only on a web-site).

While searching for Mary Alderdice I came over a few, quite interesting. Did you know that a Mary Alderdice died in a mental hospital in Madras
(India) in the 19th century?

Margrete


...

I responded that they were, of course, welcome to use it, but that I must get an MP3 or something similar. I'm quite intrigued. Scared, too. Good lord, the things that come back to haunt you.
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How utterly random.

Years and years and years ago, I wrote a spoof of the Village People song 'YMCA' entitled 'OSPF'. This morning, I received this mail:
Is this the Mary that wrote the lyrics to "The OSPF song"?

We are three networking friends who have recorded it and would like your permission to publish it (ok, ok, only on a web-site).

While searching for Mary Alderdice I came over a few, quite interesting. Did you know that a Mary Alderdice died in a mental hospital in Madras
(India) in the 19th century?

Margrete

...

I responded that they were, of course, welcome to use it, but that I must get an MP3 or something similar. I'm quite intrigued. Scared, too. Good lord, the things that come back to haunt you.
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What a decidedly weird contraption.

I admit it. I have become a chai latte addict. I mean, I like just a hot cup of chai, too, but there's something about about hot frothy milk mixed with your chai that just makes it that much more yummy.

This effect is, however, difficult to achieve at home. Sure, I could boil milk, and then whisk it, but that's a pain. Or, I could get one of those little hand whipper thingies, but then I'd have cold whipped milk, and the objective is hot frothy milk.

So, being a geek with a credit card, I turned to the net for satisfaction. It turns out, however, that there is a very (if not completely neglible) market for folks who want frothy milk who do not also want coffee. I say this because damn near all the milk frother thingies I could find were attached to espresso machines. This would be all well and good.... if I drank coffee.

But, I am not easily daunted, and I continued my search. This eventually led me to find this item. "Neat!" says I, whipping out my credit card. But for some reason, I decided not to pay ridiculous amounts in shipping, and thus, the item I ordered sometime around New Year's Eve just arrive.

This thing is odd, boys and girls. Don't get me wrong, I wholeheartedly approve of this thing, but it's a bit weird. Many parts and gadgets and connectors and whatsits. But, it makes a damn fine cup of froth.

We live in weird times.