entries by topic: tv

2018/4/15 watching: the west wing
2017/10/26 outside the windows the newly
2017/5/14 it’s a sunday night in the late spring of 2017. i’m in a house on one of the sparser edges of an exurb of colorado springs.
2016/11/14 Like usual I’m at the bar; I brought a laptop this time. Some football is happening on TV. Old guys bullshitting, etc. I waited too long to eat and I’ve been reading the internet all day, so my head hurts and I can’t think straight enough to program. I guess that leaves writing.
2015/8/31 After work, we drift over from the shop to 3’s and order Bud in bottles. There’re sports on the TV. We talk shit about football, baseball, and programming. We are knowledgeable of, perhaps, one of these subjects. I lament init systems. We sing the endless song of hate for XML. We agree that CSV isn’t so bad as all that. We have a second beer.
2009/6/5 america
2006/4/5 brennen's general observations on employment, or, why i am going to stop putting this URL on my résumé
2005/9/9 A hypothesis: Killing time on a computer is a special kind of inactivity tied to the same state of mind as things like watching television and listening to ad-heavy radio, only with an added component of illusory utility. It tends to a kind of mock-creative, artificially productive state, generating constant low-level noise and heat without any real movement.
2004/7/30 wherein i swear a lot
2004/6/3 Last night I sat in the couch in the living room while my room mates had a conversation on one side and an episode of
2003/7/4 Falling asleep in front of the television is a time-honored American tradition, one that by now is literally generations old - a distinction it is hard for many things in American life to lay really solid claim to. It is not a tradition I have ever had much use for. Something in me rebels at losing consciousness while meaningful signals are still pouring out of some object in the room; it has not seemed to matter much that the television is seldom signalling anything meaningful. For a great many people, that particular drone of insistent sound and flickering light offers something comforting or lulling. It seems pretty likely that they are more tuned into the nervous system of modern civilization than I am, but even good television has never had that effect on me, and most people do not watch good television.
2001/7/27 Ok, so I was mangling that title.
2000/11/29 Today's
2000/2/28 I'm sorry, but that was just *bad*. Granted, I haven't followed X-Files much, and this has been a weak season, but that has to rank as the single worst episode I've ever seen them attempt. Ill-conceived, poorly executed, and just generally annoying.
2000/1/8 Got back from a quiz bowl competition earlier this afternoon (quiz bowl: teams of geeks from local high schools compete to answer trivia questions, hoping for a chance to embarass themselves on local TV). We cleaned up. Didn't lose a match. Which means we get a chance to embarass ourselves. Still a little scary how seriously some people take this stuff. People walking around in suits or matching t-shirts, rubbing their lucky yard gnome statues...
1999/3/20 I finally saw the first 2 episodes of Red Dwarf VIII last night on a
1998/12/10 Ok, so I lied. It's been more than a couple of days. I should really learn not to make statements like that.
1998/2/5 I've been watching Babylon 5 since it started running on TNT. It's a great show, and probably the best thing currently on American TV. I recently followed a link from