Monthly Archives: June 2004


Well, the plumbing job is finished now. They’ve dug up our street, replaced some pipe, and are re-covering it. They had estimated the job to be “about a day and a half.” But the job, fortunately, was finished in more … Continue reading

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Gmail invitation disposal.

Gmail, the new free webmail offered by Google, has been bandied about the news services due to their offer of 1 gigabyte of free storage, and their controversial privacy policies. The service is still in beta, and so membership is … Continue reading

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Do not use Internet Explorer.

ZDNet has published an article detailing a new tactic in infecting computers on the internet. All you have to do to get infected is to browse to an infected website. These flaws in Internet Explorer exist in the fully patched … Continue reading

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I’ve been robbed. More or less literally, though it wasn’t in person or anything like that. It seems that a fraudulent charge has been made on the check-card on my personal checking account. Fortunately, this is a separate account from … Continue reading

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This morning, as I was peacefully taking a shower, what should I hear but the whoopin’ and hollerin’ of my lovely wife as she discovered that the drains from our house to the city sewer system had plugged up. When … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

This year Father’s Day coincided with my daughter’s birthday. Though there was a small amount of conflict of resources, it was a most successful day for the both of us. We were both pretty well spoiled (primarily through the selfless … Continue reading

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New category! Quotes.

Every so often, you run across a quote that really strikes a chord. I just found one, and it inspired me to create the category. “God has a brown voice, as soft and full as beer.” –Anne Sexton

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Local wildlife.

In a relatively amusing turn of events, a black bear was spotted running around my office building’s parking lot at work. It ran back and forth across the street in front of our building (between us and the airport) a … Continue reading

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Firefox 0.9 out.

I just upgraded to Firefox 0.9. It is an outstanding browser, that beats Internet Explorer in just about every single way. This latest release of Firefox is fast, small, and capable. They have streamlined a number of its features, and … Continue reading

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Got a Gmail account, it seems nifty.

Thanks to mefi user smich (and keli, though smich beat her by a hair), I have been given an invitation to Gmail, which is Google’s new email service. It won’t become my primary email, but I will probably use it … Continue reading

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The doppelbock makes its debut.

This weekend I cracked open the doppelbock for tasting. Our neighbor had some friends over, one of whom expressed interest in my brewing activities, so she asked if I’d bring some of my homebrew over. I told her that I … Continue reading

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Thank God it’s Friday. This week has dragged on, and on, and on, providing roughly twice the apparent duration for the (supposedly) regular chronological procession for the week. It’s been a looong one. This last week has seen one of … Continue reading

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Transit of Venus

For those of you who didn’t know, the planet Venus crossed between the Earth and the Sun this morning. has a great image gallery of the event from many different observers across the globe. (My favorite picture here.) Venus … Continue reading

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Another week begins.

Well, I’ve survived the weekend, but it wasn’t what I’d call exciting. I spent pretty much the whole thing indoors, sitting or lying around. I got a lot of reading done, and decided to start re-reading a series by Lois … Continue reading

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This just in: I still hate being sick.

For the last couple of days, I haven’t felt very well. This was, of course, going on during a very busy time at work, since I was busy trying to cram five days worth of work into three. The four-day … Continue reading

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