October 13th, 2001

caillebotte_man at his window

Stump the Computer

There is a stupidly entertaining website for movie fans, where you think of a movie or television show, and the computer will guess the name by asking you a series of questions with yes or no answers. I thought of my favorite movie, which happens to be an obscure Japanese film from about 40 years ago, thinking that it might not be in the computer's data base, but it finally guessed right- after asking me over 70 questions. I turned out to be the third person who had thought of that particular movie. But I have a couple more movies in mind. Maybe it won't know one of them, but I wouldn't bet on it. If you would liketo try to stump the computer, go to guess the name. An enjoyable waste of time will be had.
caillebotte_man at his window

Nearing the Ceiling

I finally got around to friending (weird word) all the people who had added me to their friends list. I think I've just about reached the maximum number I can keep up with, and several of the people on my friends list post only rarely. If they all started posting frequently, I'd be in trouble, compulsive reader that I am.