I’m currently putting together a couple of websites for pals of mine and have been spending inordinate amounts of time at Lucky’s hashing stuff together. Last night, the shop was pretty busy. An old man asked me some rather biased survey questions, I eavesdropped on a block club meeting, and had a good learning experience talking to Steve Goldberg about Buddhism. Then I promptly disregarded his wisdom and killed a fly. Even if I do good things to attempt to counteract the bad karma I incurred, planting a fruit tree in a pepper patch doesn’t make the peppers any less hot. There are neutral acts in Buddhism, which is an interesting concept to me. Not helping a beggar would be shameful in Christian context, but if you are Buddhist it is neutral, at least you didn’t kick him. I’m sure I’m either getting this wrong or oversimplifying. There is a lot of different wisdom in the world.
I went over to Edison’s for the open mic after Lucky’s closed and wasn’t there ten minutes before Bill Callahan waltzed in. Then Tim showed up, then, a bit later, George. Then, a bit later, Steve again. It was like some sort of impromptu weblogger meetup. I had a new beer: Red Hook which was too hoppy for me. I don’t like hoppy beers.
Internet Explorer is my bane. These sites I’m putting together parse as XHTML Strict and display correctly on Firefox, but look like crap on Internet Explorer. Arg.