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Pre-sleep quickie [Nov. 22nd, 2005|10:33 pm]
William
School is getting close to being over. I basically have a midterm next Tuesday, some homework on Wednesday, a project on Thursday, and some finals the following week. The end is near!

Christmas rapidly approaches, and with me having no money. Boo hoo, I know. It's ok; you're getting an 8-track player from me; the new ipod maxo. That said, it's the time of year to reveal those extra nerdy options for under the tree that no one close to you would ever think of. This time, only half the list is from thinkgeek, though we do have some repeats from last year. :)
Updated Post-Xmas with the scorecard

  1. A Lichtenberg Figure paperweight (Thanks jasnyder!)

  2. Knuth's TAOCP

  3. Another fucking 1gb flash drive. (something in titanium, perhaps?)(Thanks Brian!)

  4. A barcode scanner which connects inline to the keyboard. Not a cuecat, dammit.

  5. Forget that little egg of silly putty. Get me a pound of this instead.

  6. Coffee mugs are nice. Arrr.

  7. Aieee!

  8. Some magnets for the fridge.(Thanks Jeff!)

  9. REPEAT:Nightwork - A History Of Hacks And Pranks At MIT.(Thanks Brian & Jeff!)

  10. REPEAT:Duct tape wallet. Bifold, damn you!(Thanks jgp!)


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This is not a toy for children under eighteen.
It's a toy for children over eighteen.
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[User Picture]From: kangaguru
2005-12-16 06:32 am (UTC)
I want to use the magnets to stick the Lichtenberg paperweight to the fridge.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2005-12-16 09:24 am (UTC)
That might require a slightly stronger magnet, only because of the depth of the acrylic.

Someone apparently gets "friend added" emails. And to answer your userinfo question, Jabber is yet another instant messaging protocol which is based on actual open standards (as opposed to aim, msn, yahoo, etc) via the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), IETF RFCs 3920-3923.

It seems no one actually uses it. :)

Good to meet you, take care of yourself now, ya hear?
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