Sunday, July 25, 2010

Music recommendations from the universe

Earlier this week I got a package from and it had a CD by John Renbourn in it.  I was surprised because I didn't order anything from and I never heard of John Renbourn before.  I emailed Amazon and told them what happened and they replied with a nice email saying,
Normally, we would ask that you return the item to As the cost of returning this item is likely to be prohibitive, please dispose of this item at your own convenience if the item is unusable, otherwise please keep it with our compliments or you may donate it to a local charity.
So I ripped the CD and have listened to some of it and I actually like it a lot so far.  It is instrumental acoustic guitar playing, a little similar to Leo Kottke.  I'm not sure of the odds of getting a CD sent to you by mistake, but it seems unlikely.  It seems even less likely that it would be something that you actually like.  Anyway, was a nice surprise.

UPDATE: Turns out this was a gift!  Still a nice surprise though ...

Friday, July 23, 2010

Nice weather for Naps

Naps truly are one of the great things in life.  Today is overcast, cool, and rainy - perfect napping weather.  I'm so glad I don't have to work in an office at specific times and can nap whenever I feel sleepy ...

Monday, July 19, 2010

More of a rhombus, really ...

We're not the worker ants. We're the queens! You and me are the queen bees!

I'm going back to Michigan in about a week so I've been trying (and failing, mostly) to get work done before I go.  I've still got a week so things aren't so grim yet.  Plus, it's rainy all day and nothing says work like a rainy day ...

(Alex pointed out that he's a parallelogram, though 'rhombus' is still a funnier word ...)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Yawn #2

Have been very sleepy today.  Maybe tomorrow I will be able to get going?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

English-Tibetan Dictionary

A while ago I inherited the English-Tibetan dictionary hosted at  I finally got around to getting it updated and online; you can find it at and also at my website.  It has a little over 1600 words but I've been adding to it as I study.  Right now it displays the Tibetan in transliteration, but I hope to get it to display in unicode Tibetan.

Anyway, if you or someone you know studies Tibetan pass the word along and maybe it can become a nice resource for everyone.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Website Update

I finally got around to updating my website; I pruned away some of the garbage, made the site easier to navigate, and added some new stuff.  I haven't gotten the English-Tibetan dictionary working yet, but it will be up soon.  If you have time, take a look (also, let me know if anything is broken!).