mary.poppins's Journal mary.poppins's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:25:59+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 mary.poppins's Journal Health ins. for self-employed geeks <p>I'm a self-employed geek living in the US.</p><p>Any advice as to how to go about getting health insurance? I'm thinking a<br>high-deductible "major medical" type plan, with infrequent routine stuff<br>out-of-pocket. I'm young and healthy, with no family to worry about.</p><p>The ACM and IEEE each have group deals with insurance companies. Anyone had<br>experiences with them, or with some similar deal?</p> mary.poppins 2004-06-25T05:24:53+00:00 journal SO COLD <p>It is really cold here in norcal. Winter has arrived!</p><p>It makes my hands all blue and numb. It makes it hard to type.</p> mary.poppins 2003-10-31T11:04:22+00:00 journal threading IM messages <p>While I've been a happy gaim user for some time, I miss the threading feature of email. If I am discussing several topics at the same time with someone, it's not clear which topic an individual message addresses.</p><p>I can't think of a convenient user interface for threaded IM, however. Perhaps the program would show, for each thread, all messages less than some age? The user would select a thread before responding, perhaps with the most recently responded-to thread selected by default.</p> mary.poppins 2002-11-15T11:56:34+00:00 journal