Being...
the adventures of a youngish man whose principal interests are knowledge, beauty, and music

© 2006 by Andersen Silva (2-1-06)

An aimless feeling,
  A nameless feeling;
I wish it could hold my attention.
  Some people just stay in your memory,
They never leave, and it helps you believe...

New Jersey Transit (and other bus lines, I'm sure) will have to start making wider seats on their new vehicles. Too many Americans, in my part of America at least, are getting to be too big for the existing seats. It's annoying to be squashed by an oversized rider who overlaps onto one's seat; purchasing a fare entitles one to one seat, not one and a half and certainly not two. This goes for the idiots who put their bags, purses, newspapers, etc. on an otherwise-unoccupied seat as well. Let's try to make public transportation a little more pleasant, people...

There really are a lot of kiddies on MySpace, both literal kiddies and adults who continue to act like kiddies. WhEn YoU tYpE StUfF lIkE ThIs, I can only assume that you must be around fourteen years old. At least mentally. Dat goes 4 U ppl who R writing like this, 2. But enough animosity. I saw Dayglow, a band I first heard about on MySpace, last week in New York, and I liked 'em a lot. I'll probably try to catch them again in February... I finally got to see the old Pilgrim, Martin Rivas, again last night; he's also got a page up there. It was good to chat with Mart and to meet Craig, who provided accompaniment on drums. Slane is a very cozy and friendly bar/restaurant, and while I probably shouldn't have had three Guinnesses, well, I just couldn't help myself. Definitely got to visit that place again... and I've got to do Mart a solid and write a review of the last CD. And lastly, one of my favorite singer/songwriters, Aimee Mann, is on MySpace, too, and I'm going to see her live once more next week, on the 9th. Woo-hoo! I'm being accompanied to the concert by yet another MySpace denizen, Angella Ashton, and we should have a nice time.  :)

Almost three years after acquiring an Amiga 3000, and then somehow killing it (or at least putting it into a deep coma), I've purchased another one. Amiable is up and running OS 3.9 smoothly, with Internet access even! AWeb isn't the most modern Web browser around, and the built-in video leaves a bit to be desired, but still, it works. I've even learned rather a bit about the operating system already. I've also pulled Isabel, my old IBM 300GL, out of retirement and successfully installed OpenBSD 3.8. Maybe I'll set aside a few hours one of these days and try again to get OpenBSD (or NetBSD) installed on the Quadra.

Haven't recorded it yet, though I plan to do that this month, but I wrote "Frendy Tucker" last Sunday morning in the laundromat. Hey, it beats watching strangers' underwear spinning around inside a dryer... What's the song about? You figure it out.  ;)  It's thinly veiled, I think.

:::sigh:::  Valentine's Day is coming. No, I can't really refrain from thinking about it, with all the reminders around. It's still better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all... but not being a loser would be better yet. I got an E-mail from Gina last night while Marty was belting out some Ray Charles. She's doing well, and I'm glad, but I do miss her...

Ugh, almost time to head to the office. Nick and Freddy are working out well in support, though I'm going to have to start cracking the whip regarding their punctuality (or the lack thereof). Haven't felt quite as stressed the past few days... Tchau!
  - A (webmaster@andersensilva.com)


June 2006 - "Desperation," concerts, where's my music been?
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May 2006 - Nothing too exciting for Cinco de Mayo, fresh blood at Microwize, Apple v. Apple
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April 2006 - Late night at the office, a trip to DC
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March 2006 - Aimee Mann, fillin' up the iPod, science fiction, a trigger-happy veep?
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January 2006 - In the paper again, my own iPod, on my own
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December 2005 - Where is everybody?!? "Christmas Lonely"
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November 2005 - Arizona, the Palisades Center, alone again... naturally
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October 2005 - 35 and still alive, an Ovation and not a Tanglewood, anyone for tennis?
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September 2005 - The city of New Orleans, Rome, CBGB, let's joust!
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August 2005 - Microsoft Winblows, no Transit Village for you!, songs 'n guitars
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July 2005 - The Fourth, the Ozonic, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"
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June 2005 - Lunch with Gina, a penguin from her penguin, hongry for Nine Inch Nails, "Episode III" and "Hitchhiker's"
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May 2005 - My new PowerBook, HHGttG, the end of the Astronomy Tip of the Day
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April 2005 - The Children's Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Dark Tower, the Dell
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March 2005 - Snow, my sushi valentine, technical difficulties (please stand by)
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February 2005 - It's BSD, it's dynamite! the Dalai Lama, Zhao Ziyang, fruit with "Raymond"
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January 2005 - A frightening New Year's, spaghetti and meatballs (and Christmas gifts!) with Gina and Hannah, Samichlaus
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December 2004 - A fun evening with Gina and Hannah, test-taking, partaking of the library
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November 2004 - A lot can change in twelve months
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October 2004 - My birthday and my honey
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September 2004 - Anniversary, spreadin' the word about the CD, dumb E-mails and the women who send them
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August 2004 - Philadelphia freedom, the album is finished, where did my parents go?
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July 2004 - Together again!; playin' guitar in the park, promoting the album
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June 2004 - Mother's Day, Gina's day, preparing the CD... don't dream it's over. Please don't
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May 2004 - Gina being so far away from me, chicken cordon bleu, Macintosh consulting, the album
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April 2004 - No more Vitriol, lovin' and cookin' for my pretty baby, upgrading to a Treo 600, working on my music
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