March 28th, 2007


Attention Seattle Friends

Repeating this from the BASFA mailing list:

Dear all,

Gerald Perkins is a Seattle area hospital in a coma. The hospital needs to
find contact information for his family ASAP.

Gerald has been active in Bay Area fandom for many years.  He has been a
BayCon staffer and panelist.  He is a long-time artist and is active in
furry fandom.  A few years ago he moved to the Seattle area.

If you have any information about how to contact his family members, please
contact Glen Wooten at <> immediately.  You can also
call Elisa Sheets at (619) 807-1603.

Even a first name of a family member or a city of residence would be helpful
to narrow down the search.

If you know anyone who might know something, please feel free to pass the
message on.

Thank you.

Elisa Sheets


Snagged from _oy_

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Drama Nerd

You sure do love the spotlight and probably have a very out-going and loud personality. Or not. That's just a stereotype, of course. Participation in the theatre is something to be very proud of. Whether you have a great voice for musicals, or astounding skills for dramas/comedies; keep up the good work. We need more entertainment these days that isn't television and video games (not that these things are bad, necessarily.)

Social Nerd
Literature Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Anime Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

It's not a very precise quiz. I ROFLed when I came to the question about joining the Peace Corps/participating in a political rally. First, because there was no "I was in the Peace Corps" answer, and also because being in a rally is to being in the Peace Corps what voting is to running for office.

I liked that it had a lot of questions which recognized the difference between science and math nerds, but they didn't separate those categories out in the final analysis - WTF? And it missed the boat by not having a musical theater nerd category. They have music nerd, they have theater nerd, so...

Still drained

Public version of today. Work was too much fun, making mashups of videos with dual subtitles. I would like to see two different languages, but boss is blaming France for some dropped subtitles and had me do two sets of English. Now that I've had all day to beat up on it, the problem looks more like it is in the mashup machine, not in the language the subtitles are in. Will get some help from the mashup machine expert tomorrow, I hope.

Rehearsals were a drag. They mixed up when I was called, so I showed up half an hour too early. Had a total of maybe 5 minutes on stage, then wasted away on the sidelines for 90 minutes.

No rehearsals till Monday at the earliest. Tomorrow night I'll go to the computer history museum member's reception & lecture. Maybe johnnyeponymous will show. If not, maybe I'll review the lecture for SFinSF.

One of my work buddies says he's getting 22Mbps bandwidth from Google wifi with a repeater. That's compared to 6Mbps on my cable modem. My experience with Google wifi has been poor, but I'm willing to try - thanks to Fry's returns policy. Will probably make a Fry's run at lunchtime tomorrow. Just tried to make a connection using just my 6dB antenna, and it won't even get me to Google's web site.