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Entries from June 2002


Friday, June 28th, 2002 · Comments Off on Confirmation

I just recieved confirmation that it is, indeed, Brad in the NY Times story on spam!

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Tags: web stuff

Spam be Damned

Friday, June 28th, 2002 · Comments Off on Spam be Damned

One of the most annoying aspects of the Internet is, of course, spam. In the never-ending battle against it, this New York Times article (which contains a picture in it that looks like it may be Brad, who works for Brightmail, where Jen also used to work), raises some interesting free speech questions. As annoying […]

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Growing Up

Thursday, June 27th, 2002 · Comments Off on Growing Up

My WRX had her first oil change today at 3,686 miles. It’s like my baby’s growing up. eLearning Forum has posted the meeting summary of the last gathering I attended with Glenn earlier this month.

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Corporate Scandals

Tuesday, June 25th, 2002 · Comments Off on Corporate Scandals

The latest news to hit corporate America is a mere $4 billion oversight by WorldCom’s CFO, who has been promptly fired. Whoops. I guess he forgot to carry a few zeroes. OK, so he forgot to carry about nine zeroes. What the hell was he thinking? And guess who the accounting firm is? Andersen, of […]

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Tags: the world

Close Encounters of the Strange Kind

Tuesday, June 25th, 2002 · Comments Off on Close Encounters of the Strange Kind

Yesterday after work I went to Blockbuster in the Northgate Mall and had one of those strange moments where you just really don’t know what to make of it. As usual, my pal Mike was ringing me up. Normal exchange at first. He asked me how I was doing. I said fine, thanks. Then I […]

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The Date

Sunday, June 23rd, 2002 · Comments Off on The Date

As of Friday afternoon, Jen and I have a date for our wedding: Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the Vassar Chapel in Poughkeepsie, NY (with reception to follow at Christos). It seems unreal. Actually, now that we have a date, it makes it all seem more real. I’m really excited about it and know that […]

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Friday, June 21st, 2002 · 1 Comment

Last night Jen and I saw Insomnia – starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank – at the Metreon. (It was actually the second movie this week that we’d seen there; we saw The Bourne Identity Monday night.) It was really good and very tense. Pacino was great, as always. Williams, moving outside his […]

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Tags: movies

WRX Power: Among the Best

Thursday, June 20th, 2002 · 3 Comments

WRX: One of the Eight Best Rides of the year, according to Sport Compact Car Magazine. Here’s an email I just posted to one of the WRX mailing lists to which I belong: Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:02:17 -0400 (EDT) From: Gabe To: Subject: Re: [wrx] Just a ? Ahh…..the sheer acceleration power […]

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How Exactly?

Thursday, June 20th, 2002 · Comments Off on How Exactly?

A decision by Southwest to charge “larger passengers” for two seats is really fucked up. Of course, no one wants to be crowded on a plane, but this seems like a double standard (no pun intended) to me. Why should larger people have to pay double if they take up more room on a plane, […]

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In the Desert Heat with Pete

Wednesday, June 19th, 2002 · Comments Off on In the Desert Heat with Pete

I had a great time in ass-hot Tucson over the weekend with Pete. Met his roommates and friends, went hyper-bowling, ate at El Charro, saw the Commodores in concert, and just had a really chill time. The last few days since returning have been really busy, which is nice. Just read this article about whether/when […]

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