Called the landlord, re: screens, bathroom, and window cranks. I’m also having him check the AC… it seems to be running warm today.

I’m pretty disappointed at his response time so far…I’ve been here two weeks and he only responds to my calls if I hunt him down and keep on him. I don’t know if he’s slacking, or just disorganized, but I don’t think any repair or minor fix should take any longer than a week to get to.

[update] – he came over to replace the screen, and stuff, but said to see if the ac dies entirely… he’ll be back tomorrow am.

How close are you to a nuclear waste hauling route?

from EH-

You probably know about the Wayback Machine, where you can surf older versions of Websites. But before that site hosted the Wayback Machine, it had (and still has) a serious collection of free films!

The Internet Moving Images Archive is a huge collection (1,254 so far) of old short films that have fallen out of copyright. The majority of the films fall into the “mental hygiene” category, and are probably similar to plenty of films that you saw in high school (if you went to high school before, say, 1960). You can peruse such titles as “Brooklyn Goes To San Francisco”, “How to Keep A Job”, and “You and Your Bicycle”. They’re free for the downloading, too! But unless you have a high-speed connection, you might want to simply stream the movies (most of the films give you the option of downloading or streaming).

Cool stuff: Some of the films will be familiar to viewers of MST3K. You can find such titles as “Body Care and Grooming”, “The Chicken of Tomorrow”, and “Hired!” Why not screen them in your own personal movie theatre and make snide comments about the action, just like on TV?

There’s even an example of the infamous musical productions that large companies used to put on for their annual conventions. You can check out a Chevrolet sales convention musical, and get an idea of how Big Business used to motivate its sales staff.

Representative quote: “As far as we know, this is the only site that presents high-quality downloadable movie data files practically free of use restrictions.”

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