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Entries from November 2003

Canon PowerShot S50

Sunday, November 30th, 2003 · Comments Off on Canon PowerShot S50

As I mentioned last week, Jen and I are in the market for a new digital camera. We just purchased the Canon PowerShot S50, a compact 5 megapixel point-and-shoot that also offers a wealth of manual controls. This camera is ideal for our situation since we love taking pictures at parties, on vacation, and the […]

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Tags: technology

$3 Million Locker Room

Wednesday, November 26th, 2003 · 4 Comments

Few things get me fired up enough to write a letter. Tonight I did just that to the president of my high school alma mater: Gabe (Address Withheld) Rev. (Name Withheld), S.J. Jesuit High School P.O. Box 254647 Sacramento, CA 95865-4647 November 26, 2003 Dear Father (Name Withheld), Today I received your “Building for the […]

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Tags: rants

Stella’s Sun

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 · 2 Comments

I’ve named this photo Stella’s Sun. It was taken on March 21, 2003 at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. It was part of the photo shoot Jen and I did that day. I share it with you now since I just entered it into the Steve’s DigiCams Digital Photo of the Day contest. Who knows if […]

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Tags: photos

The Meatrix

Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 · Comments Off on The Meatrix

Leo and Moopheus star in the funny and agriculturally significant The Meatrix, a Flash animation produced by Free Range Graphics, which has also created hilarious animations for Dean and Huffington’s campaigns for office. The Meatrix reveals “the true nature of irresponsible factory farm mega-corporations,” and it’s all true. The animation covers the horrible, overcrowded conditions […]

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Tags: comedy


Monday, November 24th, 2003 · 2 Comments

.elgooG This is the coolest thing ever. For those of you who may not be too technical, there’s a concept in the Web world called mirroring. This is a way that popular sites spread out their bandwidth demands across other sites, usually hosted by folks who are willing to help with the bandwidth burden. There […]

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Tags: web stuff


Monday, November 24th, 2003 · Comments Off on 777

Back in July and about 111 entries ago, I put up this post based on an observation from Dave. Last week following my 777th post, Dave mused again that “The devil knows many ways to fool mere mortals…” Is there meaning to all these numbers? One may never know…but it does get me thinking about […]

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Tags: blogging

Obnoxious Comments

Monday, November 24th, 2003 · 1 Comment

We all know about the problem of comment spam that faces bloggers. Lately, though, I’ve been faced with a rare breed of commenters. Let’s call them “Asshole Commenters.” These are the people who have nothing good to say. These are the people who manage to find the time to insult me, my tastes, my writing. […]

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Tags: blogging


Sunday, November 23rd, 2003 · Comments Off on Updates

So I haven’t written here in a few days. Longer than I usually like to go without writing something. Mostly, I suppose I just haven’t been in the mood or haven’t had anything compelling to say. Also, I was pretty sick most of the week. I really only started to feel better on Friday. I’m […]

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Tags: weekends


Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 · Comments Off on Sick

I’ve been feeling under the weather this week. I caught whatever Jen had last week. I’ve felt really lethargic, congested, sniffly. Night before last I had a really hard time sleeping since my throat was so sore; I kept waking up in the night and couldn’t fall back asleep. So last night I wasn’t taking […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Trade Center Memorial

Wednesday, November 19th, 2003 · Comments Off on Trade Center Memorial

Dan writes about the World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition and asks which of the designs is most striking. For the most part, I agree with him that all of the designs seem too similar to Vietnam memorials. But if I had to pick the most striking design, it would be Passages of Light: Memorial […]

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Tags: the world