Just read the profile on John Currin in this week’s new yorker. “Lifting the Veil-John Currinâ€™s pornography paintings” by Calvin Tomkins. There doesn’t seem to be a soft copy on line of the article itself, but here is a portfolio of some of his paintings: “John Currin’s Portfolio
One break down: my car won’t start Thursday night after gym (Jan. 10, 2008). Battery was fine, jump start didn’t work.
Two Auto Shops Reviews came out of this little episode of mine:
– One bad. Belmont 76 Auto Service Center (Ralston & 6th Ave.). Highway robbery. Claiming the entire Electric systems must be replaced. $1200! or minimum work requires a change of distributor, $880.
PLUS $120 investigation fee. i.e. $120 paid for a white lie.
– One good. APS Enterprise, San Mateo
$202 total, replaced broken electric igniter coil. No investigation fee.
My Acura Integra’s past auto shop advanture:
– Cracked Radiator: Nov. 2003, repaired at Kaloci & Son, Sunnyvale
– A broken fan, Jan 2006, repaired at The Garage, San Francisco.
Google releases Knol, Wikipedia releases Wikia Search. Everyone seems to be interested in the food in the other’s bowl. Or is it just a natural tendency of empire building? Like local family organic farm prefer to grow into a giant industrial not-so-organic-farm? Does all little dog dream of becoming a big dog?
What’s wrong with staying as a small dog?
douban.com announced their API right before end of 2007. A doubaner promptly created this little app to aggregate douban users books, movies, and music of 2007! 🙂
Movies I’ve watched in 2007 (total of 59)
Bookes i’ve read in 2007 (total of 25, less than half of movies!)
Looking through douban API’s reference guide. Wow! It is based on GData and Atom! Sweet! going to see if i can expand this guy’s tool to include 2005 and 2006 data as well. 🙂 First project of the new year.