Anyway, enough with my subconcious mind. In the real world, I once again didn't do much today. I played with IR detectors and transistors and learned more about photodiodes. Weird things. I installed a quickcam on my computer. The linux drivers are really lame compared to the WinXP drivers. In XP I get 20+ frames per second. In linux I get about 4 fps. I don't feel like spending effort to improve the linux drivers, so I'll probably just use it under windows (I have a Secret Plan for this camera, and I can use either Windows or Linux, I think).
I'm a bit ashamed to admit it, but I'm finding myself less and less put off by working in Windows. I have ical running now, and have a drive set up to share files between Windows and linux on the same machine (both OSs can access the same drive). I use my machine mostly for e-mail, web, and web publishing, and each OS can do those things about as well as the other. If it's just e-mail and Web, I'm a bit happier with Windows. And esp. if I want to scan postcards or something, my scanner works great in XP. Why bother setting it up on linux, if it'll work only 80% as well and cause me days' of grief? Anyway, to the end of using the right tool for the job, I'm less put off by using windows these days.
I had a big dinner at an Indian buffet on Castro street. Yum. I and a friend were the only two customers for about 20 minutes, than a couple showed up. Around 9:15 or so the management locked the doors and turned off the Open sign. "Are you finished with the buffet?" is a question I'm not used to hearing at a restaurant. I guess plenty of people really did stay in on Easter. Me, I still wanted a nice meal. It was a good one, though, and ended with mango sorbet. Mmmmm..... sorbet....
I have an e-mail to send for work, and then it's time to head to bed. Sleep before 1am - that would be novel!