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Month: September 2007

boring bot

boring bot

After Victor helped me retrieve some deleted data from my hard drives this morning (my external is still a total loss, though) we headed down to the Wired NextFest. We parked at the meters a few blocks away from the convention center – a trick I learned years ago that has never failed (to keep the $12 convention center/staples center parking fee in my pocket). As we walked toward the convention center two guys sold us their extra tickets for…

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time passes

time passes

On Sunday my parents and I went out for a gut-busting breakfast at Denny’s before I dropped them off at LAX. I guess they had an okay time, but I felt like a poor host. For almost half their visit they were sweating in near three-digit indoor heat. Saturday I managed to completely obliterate my father’s external hard drive when I plugged in my drive’s power cord without checking the voltage (turns out his takes a smaller amount). All in…

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snapp to it

snapp to it

On Saturday I brought my parents to the Buckeye packed Yankee Doodles in Woodland Hills. Steve Snapp’s older brother was on hand to shake hands and squeeze out alumni dollars. After the (predictable) buckeye win we stayed an extra ten minutes to see the thrilling conclusion of Michigan’s season opener that will surely go down as one of the biggest upsets in history. Charlie Weis should write Lloyd Carr a check for taking the heat off his own horrendous loss…

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hot child in the city

hot child in the city

After arriving home very late on Wednesday night I was delighted (with sarcasm) to feel the hot air of a broken air conditioner greet me once again at my door. My parents were coming on Friday morning – so I bought new fuses (again) on Thursday after work and installed them. My prayers would not be answered – and the cool mountain breeze did not flow freely through my condo. For those not in the west, Los Angeles is in…

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