high maintenance

my inbox:
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no, 95 are not unread, they just represent the emails that came to me while i was at work, but were not downloaded from the server, ’cause i might miss something. ususally i select all and mark as read, just to mitigate the urgency of looking at my email client in that state. then i forget to go through the ‘read’ ones to see what should be saved. hence the 1999 messages.

some of those are important, you know. i can’t just delete. need to sort and review.

and then there’s the fact that something bad happens with this site on IE5 Mac. i don’t know what to do about that.

and i have more work, much more, to do for raising hell. and other webprojects, too numerous to even think about right now.

and i learned today what i need to do to burn mp3s off cassettes: first optimize your hard drive. then time the songs to the second. then open a .wav recorder and record empty space that long. then open that up and record the song over it (avoiding the potential irregularities of having the initial recording have to find disk space). then get a nice .wav editor and find the tape hiss in the sound matrix and fix it. and then make it an mp3.

i have four casettes here that need that done to them.

and my linklist is so out of date. have you added yourself to the freerange linklist over –>> there yet? please. i need you help on that. i probably want to add/update your link.

and i have at least a half dozen things itching to get blogged. pictures to upload and have a point posting them.

i’m tired and confused. when i spend evenings accomplishing things, i miss my blogsurfing. when i miss it for too long i get irretrievably behind. what did i miss? ahh, this is hard.

and i love it.

pinching judy song of the moment, ‘sound of drowning’, follows:


sound of drowning

all my energy is spent again
but i can’t remember where or when
so i crawl back where i should have been
to tell the truth it’s more than energy that’s being spent

shoulda gave it away

though you pray my soul to keep
but my conscience is a flake
now i lay me down to sleep
but i scratch myself awake

try to keep it away

all those backs are facing me again
do i know that they belong to my friends
i don’t want to let you down, but friend
there’s something nice about the sound of drowning

shoulda gave it away

though you pray my soul to keep
but my conscience is a flake
now i lay me down to sleep
but i scratch myself awake

try to keep it away

should have my head adjusted
i simply can’t be trusted

shoulda gave it away

all my energy is spent again
but i can’t remember where or when
so i crawl back where i should have been
to tell the truth it’s more than energy that’s being spent

spent
spent

download the mp3 here

14 thoughts on “high maintenance

  1. but where do you put the cassette to be recorded? (do people have cassette drives on the computer and I just don’t know it?)
    cool song kd!!! you punk mama!

  2. you put the cassette in any sort of cassette player, and use the line out (headphone jack, whatever) and the line-in on the computer’s sound card.

    and yes, i haven’t tried it but i’ll bet it’s a cool way of doing it — my info comes from the ubergeek, who works where i work. that information was distilled from approximately a half hour dissertation on finer points of digital recording.

    the ubergeek has a full-size computer (just an old hp box with a big hard drive and a souncard) for a car stereo, containing some 5,000 MP3s, which he has organized by genre and a bunch of other things. i figured he’d be the one to ask.

  3. I don’t have any problem on your site on my Mac. I’m using OSX and IE 5.1. Hoopty’s site is the one that gives IE fits, so I use OmniWeb for him (cause he’s special).

  4. Mmmm.

    If you find someplace that sets up caffeine drips, you let me know, hmm?

    I’m gonna get something accomplished, as soon as my headache stuff kicks in, and my coffee, I am, I am!

  5. Wow, kd. I don’t have nearly that much stuff going on, and I know how overwhelmed I get. Sounds like you need a wife, just like JJ!

  6. see that’s what’s great about caffeine, you can snort the powder, shoot the liquid…coca leaves are good as well, but unless yr in an andean country with a loose set of substance laws, you’ll have to stick to the brownstuff.

  7. I’m in a similar situation with projects piled up, outside of regular work. (Never mind the projects piled up at work, can’t you see I’m blog surfing now?) I’m always getting chastised for spreading myself too thin, my gf gets annoyed with me because “everyone wants a piece” of me and there’s none left over for her.

    Sounds like you might need to take a breather from it all. That, or you need some help. And, being the kind of person I am, I’d offer… but I can’t. 😉

  8. inhale coffee? i often exhale it involuntarily thru the nose reading funny things, and that hurts.

    i think an IV drip would be more practical.

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