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Entries from July 2002

New Blogger Template

Wednesday, July 31st, 2002 · Comments Off on New Blogger Template

I’m diggin’ the new design for my Blog. I also forgot to mention in yesterday’s entry that with my switch to DreamHost I figured it was also time for a change to the design of this page. And now I’m wondering if this may be the template I use for the rest of my site. […]

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The Engagement Party

Tuesday, July 30th, 2002 · Comments Off on The Engagement Party

We had quite the weekend. Bobby and Shannon threw a really great engagement party for me and Jen on Saturday. About 30-40 people showed up. It was quite heartwarming to see so many good friends and family come together. Here’s the thank you email that we just sent out to everyone (with link to photos […]

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Fun with Unix

Wednesday, July 24th, 2002 · Comments Off on Fun with Unix

Success! This morning I finally got my first Unix script to run successfully. It’s a great little script called mb2md that converts standard Unix mbox files (the mail format for IMAP email) to the improved Maildir format (supported by my new Web hosting provider DreamHost). Here’s a post I added to DreamHost’s KBase about running […]

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Lease Negotiations

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2002 · Comments Off on Lease Negotiations

Today has been a good day. I spoke with our nice leasing agent Kelly (of Larkspur Shores) earlier today. After watching (on craigslist) the price of a comparable place to the one Jen and I are getting Aug. 14 (2-bedroom/2-bath townhouse) drop to less than 200 bucks below what we were slated to pay, I […]

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Sustainable Growth

Friday, July 19th, 2002 · Comments Off on Sustainable Growth

Last night Jen and I attended a sustainable-growth wine tasting and lecure at the Commonwealth Club of California (in San Francisco). We sampled quite a few wines (labeled A through M, exclusive of D, which seemed to have grown legs (this is a thinly disguised wine pun), and H or I — I can’t remember […]

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Becoming a “We”

Monday, July 15th, 2002 · Comments Off on Becoming a “We”

Becoming a “We” It’s one of those subconscious things that members of a couple do after they’ve been together awhile. It’s usually a sure-sign that you, a member of a couple — a “we” — usually operate as a couple, as a “we.” Sentences begin with “we” without any reference to a second, third, or […]

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Friday, July 12th, 2002 · Comments Off on Cherish

Last night Jen and I saw the independent film Cherish, starring the very talented, wry, funny Robin Tunney as Zoe Adler, who is accused of killing a bike cop while driving drunk (though it’s a bit more complicated than that). She is subsequently put on house arrest and the remainder of the movie — filmed […]

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Engineering Man

Thursday, July 11th, 2002 · Comments Off on Engineering Man

This article in Wired is pretty cool. It’s also kind of scary to think about what a Brave New World we’re beginning to create. Is this the beginning of the Six-Million-Dollar Man with corporate backing? In this case, Nike has created a house in sea-level Portland, Oregon to simulate an elevation of 12,000 feet. Why? […]

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Tags: technology

Dog Altercation

Thursday, July 11th, 2002 · Comments Off on Dog Altercation

This morning I awoke bright and early at 5:30am for a 6am conference call with a customer with offices in Germany and the UK. Of course, there are inevitably network and technology problems whenever something important like that is scheduled to occur. I wasn’t the one who was leading the meeting, but still, it doesn’t […]

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The Future of TI?

Wednesday, July 10th, 2002 · Comments Off on The Future of TI?

An article on the front page of today’s Chronicle outlines the latest — and most realistic — of the myriad development plans for the future of Treasure Island that have been set forth over the past several years that Jen and I have lived there. The latest plan, proposed by a seemingly well-off developer who […]

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