Saturday, January 1, 2000

Joseph's Wish List

birthday  April 13        updated 11/25/06

The more stars the better. Information is as good as (sometimes better than) things.

**A cup like the one Tom made (I won't take it camping this time. :^)

Candy and snacks;
**snacks that doesn't get fingers dirty or oily
*chocolate, esp. dark chocolate, mint chocolate, Hershey with Almonds, or Baby Ruth
*Sun Chips
*beef jerky
goldfish crackers

Music / Audio: (No DRM except FairPlay [iTunes] or lame audio CD + 2nd session autostart junk [ask Tom or David].)
**recording of The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy original radio
series (BBC Radio 4, if I remember right. Recordings were hard to find
when I looked for them.)
Lord of the Rings sound track
Myst sound track
*iTunes gift certificate

Computer stuff: (easier to understand stuff first)
(Maybe David can help "translate.")
***good system for organizing random pieces of info (like "Shaving cream can take tomato stains out of carpet." [I don't know if that's true.])
*design ideas for a priority calculator/task manager program
**information about practical fractal image enhancement (how to do it in Adobe Photoshop 7.0, or with free (gratis + libre), open source software [such as the GIMP])

*big ATA/IDE hard drive (100+ GB)
Firewire (a.k.a. IEEE 1394) + USB 2.0 Plug-n-Play PCI card (needs to work on GNU/Linux)

*adjustable wrench
Stanley 20 oz. AntiVibe hammer

Biking stuff:
**goggles that I can wear with glasses and helmet (to keep cold air and dust off eyes)
*Thomas Guide w/ light rail after line expansion (South Line phase 2+ and Folsom extension)
American River Bicycle (on Folsom) gift certificate

Linux from Scratch by Gerard Beekmans, Second Edition (Version 6.0) or later w/CD
1984 by George Orwell
Buffettology by Mary Buffett and David Clark

Other stuff:
**information on where to get strong, legal milk crates.
*thing that holds lots of ID-size cards
Book holder (to slant a book on a table for easier reading)
AA batteries (I-C3 or NiMH)
Solid color tie

candy: see candy and snacks near the top
cereal: Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds, Lucky Charms
apple: Fuji
colors: forest green or brown for clothing/fabric on things, dark blue for translucent stuff, blue or red for lights/glowing stuff (Don't worry about it.)
shoes: 9 1/2

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