Things on my mind

  • To alleviate that gaping sadness in my soul, I caved in and bought a netbook: the Asus EEE 1005HA-V. It’s pretty small and light, and kind of dumb because the processor is slow, but it surfs the web just fine. One doesn’t realize how much of a resource hog stattracker is until you try to load it on a netbook. Installed Moblin on it, but the linux wireless drivers are kind of crap, since my wireless keeps disconnecting every few minutes in Moblin but not in Windows XP.
  • Fantasy basketball team is imploding. Makes life a little sad.
  • The outer sheath of the wires on the Shure e2c earphones are cracking. Is it time to try the Etymotic Research er6i’s, or maybe better to get something cheaper? The old Sony ones weren’t that bad for the price. Other suggestions?
  • Stanford football beat Notre Dame, barely. But it was an exciting game. Toby Gerhart’s in the thick of the Heisman race, but something tells me his chances are slim.
  • Stanford women’s volleyball is amazing, pulling out a Pac-10 title from the clutches of Washington. Although I guess it was really Washington losing to Oregon in the final game. I’m assuming the Pac-10 title is what propelled the team up to a #4 seed, and so Stanford has home-court advantage until the Final Four round, all played at Maples. It should be fun to watch, and hopefully tickets aren’t too expensive. Here’s to another shot at Penn State (though PSU is probably unstoppable this year, again)!