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Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Date:2005-09-08 00:00
Subject:Idiot Prof. Recycling. Sleep.
Mood: tired

The professor for the classroom version of Micro was an incoherent loon. His attempts to explain things metaphorically always wandered off onto tangents, and when anybody in the class tried to supply other metaphors, or refine things, or bring things back on point, he'd misinterpret them and belittle their ideas. He also spent something like an hour at the start of the class rambling on about his own career, name-dropping a list of economists he's worked or studied with, talking up the New School, where he got his PhD, etc.

So I've transferred to the online version of the class. We'll see how that goes. I'll probably have to run it on my work computer, unless I wait til October (when I'm theoretically planning to get a new machine, though I'm now kinda conflicted on whether I should wait for the next-gen, Intel-based Macs; they might have better cross-compatibility for PC games). I guess I can always come home to feed the cats, then drive back over to work -- it's a lot closer than Berkeley, anyhow.

In unrelated news, Palo Alto has finally switched to all-in-one-bin recycling, and expanded the list of things you're allowed to recycle (e.g. they used to only accept plastics 1 and 2, and now they take 1 through 7). I took out the trash and recycling tonight, and was amazed at how much less time it took, without the "sorting crap into bins" step... V. pleased.

Between trying to get work done at work, and catching up on news and blogs, I've been staying up Too Damn Late for several nights. Need to stop doing this.

Now, in a stunning demonstration of lack-of-resolve, I will go finish reading Slate. *sigh*

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Date:2005-09-08 14:11
Subject:A first-hand account....

..from a survivor of Katrina. See here. ETA: See also.

PS: Bush photo op at San Diego naval hospital screws up treatment schedule for cancer patients. Thus proving that Bush is quite capable of hurting people in two places at once!

ETA: Keith Olbermann is here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And he's all out of bubble gum.

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