I’m at work and it is HOT here. I don’t have a thermometer around anymore (it got moved into my basement) but it feels like the temperature is about 85°F. Nothing like sitting with your hands on an overheating notebook in a hot room, fully dressed, waiting for 45 minutes to pass.
At lunch today I picked up a new (to me) monitor. There’s this local place that has 21″ IBM Flatscreen monitors with Sony Trinitron tubes in them for $191 after tax. CAD monitors. Should be perfect for home. Now I’m just waiting until I can leave to sit in traffic. Mmm… Traffic.
Tonight I’m supposed to go to City Club with my friend Nick. This will be the third time he’s gone. Nick has a great job. He’s working over at Fredrick’s of Hollywood at Lakeside Mall. There’s something really satisfying about selling people purely luxury items. That means that they will always come in wanting to buy something, not feeling pressured by product failure (such as in the case of a washing machine) or hunger or something. Pure desire makes people much easier to deal with. I doubt he has to deal with many customers who are upset because they don’t understand the format of the lingerie or because they can’t figure out how to use it properly.
Maybe one day computers will be like lingerie. Or maybe not.
[ Cross-posted from nuxx.net blog. Click here for the original post. ]