October 24th, 2002

worm food

My font problems

Trying to find some Hebrew, I thought I'd do a location search for journals in Israel. I think it happens that there are a lot of Russians living in Israel, and they all have LiveJournals. So, what I was seeing that looked like Cyrillic characters . . . was actually Cyrillic characters.

Now I need to find some more journals of people who post in Hebrew. Not that I'll know what they're saying, of course. I guess I could go scan people who post in israeli.

Speaking of Hebrew, I got to read some Hebrew last night and have it translated for me as I read it, although I did know a few of the words. I think I might try to start in on the textbook that I got for the class, which we haven't used yet. Now that I know the alef-bet, I think I might be able to work through that.
pink vader

White hair

My beard's getting pretty long, now. In the bathroom mirror here at work, I noticed a white hair. Just a single white hair, very white against my dark beard. So, of course I had to pull it out. It's not a vanity thing; I don't think I'll care if I start going grey. It's just that it was out of place, taunting me, begging to be plucked.

And, no, that's not an invitation for my cubicle neighbor to come over and start pulling beard hairs.

I was thinking about my beard this morning on my walk to the T. It was pretty cold, but my beard kept my face pretty warm. I think if I remember to grab my hat tomorrow, then I should be fine. I probably would have even been fine if I'd grabbed an ear warmer. I don't think I'll need my ski mask, at least not yet. When I next decide to shave my beard, though, I imagine the ski mask will be useful. I wonder if I'll get a stronger reaction from that than I do from my hat. ("Nice hat, you fucking loser.")

Jotto stuff

So, I put together an inefficient program to deal with the Jotto question I mentioned in this post. I need to spend some quiet time thinking about a more efficient way to do this. But, anyway, this is accomplishing the job, so we'll see if it turns anything up.
worm food

Later than planned

Well, my original thought for this evening was to get home by 9 so that I would be asleep by 10. Stayed talking with magid longer than planned, but that was good. It was, umm, I dunno, sometime around 9:45(?) when I got home. Got a call from hrafn. It turns out her car "sounded like it was falling apart." She said she'd try to make it to magid's place. So back I go in the car. So, not home until a little after 11, and I guess I'll be going to bed soon. Hmm, maybe I'll upgrade Netscape first, now that I know there's a new version out.