Who I am...
Where I live...
What I get paid to do...
What I do in spite of not getting paid for it...
February 2000. Life is good. And as always, life brings changes. Some small changes, some really
big changes. Again, we'll stick with the standard format.
Who I am: I'm still Andrew Terrance Trembley.
Not the kind of thing some of my friends can say (not that they're me, silly...
that they're the same "them" they were in the past). My friends call me Andy.
I'm still a daoist capitalist member of the cultural elite, becoming more elite (athough
not eletist if I can help it--sometimes I can't, though) whenever I can.
our previous installment I'm now quite certain I'm no
Kevin has helped make all the differences possible,
and I couldn't love him more.
Where I live: Has changed drastically.
In May of 1999, I moved to San Jose, California from my previous roost in
Milwaukee. From the land of beer and cheese to the land of fruit and nuts (and
cheese, if you follow the California Dairy Association's ad campaign). Ask me
sometime about the drive. Better yet, don't. You really don't want a 2200 mile
play-by-play. Suffice it to say much of Wyoming, Utah and northern Nevada is
pretty bleak in the beginning of May. I now have a much greater appreciation of
"middle of nowhere."
What I get paid to do: Design and deploy
Lotus Notes at San Jose State
University. Less chaotic and much less stressful than my tenure at
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Spacelanes
What I do in spite of not getting paid for it: Well, let's see...
- I'm even less of an internet junkie. I haven't turned on my computer at home since I moved.
Come to think of it, I haven't even plugged in my computer at home...
- My vacation of choice is still a science fiction convention. We had a great time at
BayCon this year, and were lucky enough to
get to EasterCon (the British National Science Fiction Convention) and NASFiC.
CostumeCon was interesting and fun
this year, in spite of problems with the Cherry Hill Hilton.
- I'm a happily retired rennie. My happiness depends on the retirement part.
- Haven't written much in the last year for publication or distribution. But I've been writing
- Still enthralled with the comics of Donna Barr
- How about some more internet comics? They're my one remaining online vice.
The Class Menagerie help keep me sane.
- Bicycling fell to the wayside in the wake of last year's job search and then last spring's move.
I hope as I organize my life further to get back into the swing of things.
- Kevin is something of a coffehound, and I've taken up the quest for better
espresso. I just got him a La Pavoni machine
(from Sweet Maria's)
to replace his little steam-toy.
- Between leather and the
International Court System (talk about a
combination that gives some folks--including some members of those groups--hissy-fits)
Kevin and I are keeping more than busy. Him particularly so, as he's a candidate for
Emperor of San Jose's Imperial
Royal Lion Monarchy. It's a lot of fun.
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- I'm still not entirely thrillled with Apple, but they've got their product back on the tracks, making
some really sweet hardware. I might even buy one of their products in the next year or two.
Check out MacSurfer's
Headline News for the latest information.
- My new favorite web browser is only available for Macintosh. Weighing in at a paltry
2mb of disk and 4.5mb of RAM, iCab is the coolest browser
I've ever used. It's currently in preview
than either Navigator or Internet Explorer. In addition, iCab
adheres strictly to the HTML 4
standard. It even smiles when it's displaying
a standards-compliant page.
- Baycon is already mentioned above, but I'll
point it out again. And in 2002, ConJose,
the 60th World Science Fiction Convention comes here to San Jose.
Great web design...
- The Enhanced for Netscape Hall of Shame says "If anyone thinks
they can make better buttons than Doc Ozone I'd like to know."
- Charley Parker writes the most amazing comic book I've seen on the web.
It's called Argon Zark. Unfortunately,
Charley seems to have too much paying work to keep adding to it right now.
- Far-flung this isn't. TwistedImage is my
lover's domain and small production company.
- I wish I could put up links for my sister and her boyfriend's web pages, but they don't have any.
...and them being professional graphic designers...
Text © Andy Trembley 1998