New Apartment

I’ve finally left Virginia and moved to Boston (the Cambridge-Somerville area). I’m really excited. I try to avoid the teenage-ish tendency to blame everything on wherever I am (“I just need to get out of this town! This place sucks! Hey, can you put on another Simple Plan CD?”). But I really think the Virginia town I lived in wasn’t my kind of place. So Boston’s going to be good. I feel at home here already (it helps that I have some lovely friends in the area). Hooray for things happening!

I put a whiteboard in the front hallway so everyone could leave notes and so forth. Hmm. A shared space that anyone can write/draw in …

I couldn’t help it:

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I’ve got some Sharpies in a drawer in case I need to lock it from editing.

265 replies on “New Apartment”

  1. Welcome to Boston! Once you have perfected your Sudoku on the T skills, you should check out Mike’s Pastries in the North End, its incredible.

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  2. Welcome to Boston.

    In case you haven’t already figured it out, you generally don’t need a car to get around unless you’re shlepping a crap load of stuff. Otherwise, the T is your friend. Or at least you would want it to be when you need to get from point A to point B.

    That said, I hope you enjoy exploring some of the neighborhoods around downtown. I grew up in the South End which is adjacent to Back Bay and is nowhere next to South Boston. It was walking distance to Copley (pronounced cop-lee and not cope-lee) Square and Newbury Street.

    Boston has changed a lot since I’ve lived there, but there are still some neat places to hang out and do stuff. Enjoy your new home!

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  3. HA! Great! Welcome to Boston man. Lol, you may like it now, but you just wait until the winter comes… then it will hit you

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  4. The thing that made me laugh out loud was that someone had literally written “Penis Penis Penis” on the Wiki page, since this has always been my shorthand for the need to have countermeasures when designing systems that “anyone can edit”.

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  5. yay! welcome to boston!!! i hope you like it here! getting around is confusing! haha i hope you write comics about it 😀

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  6. I don’t imagine you’re missing the humidity, eh?

    I’m sure as hell glad to have escaped Williamsburg for the summer (although I headed a bit further north than Boston).

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  7. I don’t think this town is anyone’s kind of place, unless you’re kind of boring, old, or a big history buff. : We’re planning on moving next year, maybe to Charlottesville. We’re gonna miss you, though. Come back down to visit! :O

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  8. This is awesome : Note I can hack your sharpie whiteboard!

    My co-worker showed me this. If you write over permanent marker with a whiteboard marker they both erase!

    o_O!

    Coolness

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  9. My first (and possibly last) comment:

    Your comic is plain awesome. Stuits my humour perfectly and nobody around me even understands the jokes. Beats any other webcomic anytime!

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  10. ahh i live in northern virginia
    so tragic that you had to leave us
    oh well, enjoy boston
    i have plans to attend MIT 😀

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  11. Well if there’s one thing you’ve got to do in Cambridge it’s to see a movie at The Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square. Dig on it.

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  12. Hello, and welcome to the neighbourhood. Personally, I second the Brattle Theatre comment above, and suggest the Porter Square exchange for the asian food.

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  13. Now that you’ve left VA I’ve gotten a spot here at William and Mary in Williamsburg (moved in on Aug. 24), though I had solidified plans to attend only at about the point that you moved. Now all you need to do is move from Cambridge so that my transfer to Harvard is approved (heh, joking). Need an AC, though. Cambridge must be nice and cool this time of year, in the 80s rather than super humid 90s.

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  14. I tried clicking on FORTRAN, but the whiteboard still doesn’t compile. What version of FORTRAN should I be using?

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  15. By the way – the ASL version works *perfectly*. I turned the sound all the way off, and I could still read it with no problem after I clicked on the ASL link.

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  16. Tufts welcomes you to the best part of the Boston Metro area. Come give us…comic…shows…just keep bringing the rock, k?

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  17. This is one of those things that piss me off, it’s says click for larger image, and not only is it not larger… it’s smaller! Aah! LIAR!

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  18. Welcome to Boston! I used to live in your neighborhood but moved to Arlington where the rents are cheaper, the grass is green, and the girls are pretty, oh won’t you please take me home… sorry, I was momentarily possessed by a hair metal band from the late 80s.

    I’m bummed I missed the Cambridge Park event! That sounded like fun.

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  19. Oh man, you win at life so much it’s not even funny. Well actually it is funny, it’s hilarious.

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  20. I have a friend going to Berklee right now…

    His name is Cal, if you ever meet him… Listen to him rock, I think he has some talent. He was a member of Fantastic International here in Tulsa, OK.. But since he’s a Freshmen at Berklee, he had to move to Boston. I’ve heard from him, he’s loving it to death.

    But I do hope you’re enjoying the new apartment. ^_^

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  21. I love this picture! Also, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t the language for Sumerian called Cuneiform?

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  24. Wicked. I have had a blast blindly stumbling around the internet. Got linked here by a mates article. Love what youve got happening. The mention of a glass dining table got me a litte excited as well…

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