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Archives for October 2002

part of why I don’t have a cell phone

- Hey, customer…piss off If Les Schwab sold mobile devices, I’d have walked out of the store with a phone that cost the same as a new customer and a bag of free beef. (the other part of why I don’t have a cell phone is that the coverage at the office is appallingly bad, […]

a good kind of tired

I spent the afternoon as a human chipper, stripping leaves from and cutting up aspen and apple limbs. still not entirely worked through the pile in the front yard, but enough to see the difference. I also helped transplant a juniper from the corner of the house (why do people plant junipers right up against […]

hey, I know that mountain….

Los Angeles Area Wardrive-in that burger place was a chicken place when I was in middle school, and a different burger joint in high school. (names, anyone?) it’s about a block away from my middle school, and a 10-minute walk from the house where I grew up. and today, I saw that photo on Boing […]

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address

delivered March 4, 1865 Fellow countrymen: At this second appearing to take the oath of the presidential office, there is less occasion for an extended address than there was at the first. Then a statement, somewhat in detail, of a course to be pursued, seemed fitting and proper. Now, at the expiration of four years, […]

dancing in the commons

- Copyright and the Commons, Matt Haughey – Aaron Swartz talks about going to Eldred – note esp. the bit about the Bookmobile – Lincoln’s 2nd inaugural speech With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish […]

neato kean

- Pixel Decor – sorta gives me a hankering to redecorate my site. – Microsoft moves office beyond Office… – he says “my new desk!” – “The things we love flourish in the lover’s laboratory of clever ingenuities and doting stratagems.” – Authenticity, Identity – and Secrets – army blog – Tsui Design, city planning […]

can’t say more yet…

but I might be teaching a continuing education weblogging class! (Dori asks if I’ll be wearing my Blogger shirt. maybe.)

the ’60s

2060s, that is. according to a couple of life expentancy calculators, I should live until sometime around 2065. (longer if I manage to eat better, work out more, stress out less, and not get in any another car accident) damn that’s a long time. – Long to Live – Longevity Game (randomly enough, found through […]