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November 24, 2004

Petrified Wood!

Petrified Forest Set

Here's a set of photos taken last weekend. Who knew there was petrified forest to be found so near the Bay Area? Admittedly, it seemed a bit overdone and small for $6/person.. but, on the other hand, they rarely oversimplified their sign-age to keep it from being too “difficult” for a spectator to get to.

November 19, 2004

This is what comes of using your laptop too much...

This is what comes of using your laptop too much...

So, perhaps it's not as bad as kwc's iPod, but it still bites. This is an XBattery graph of my work Powerbook's estimated battery capacity. It goes back to close to the beginning.

Yes, I'd logged some serious hours on that machine, but most of them were with it plugged in. Hrm, perhaps that's the most disturbing part...

Battery life on this Powerbook started at about 4 hours. It now shuts off after about 1:25. Fortunately, unlike kwc's situation, I can probably get work to replace it, and the cost of replacing the battery is low (and physically trivial)...

November 16, 2004

Yeah, that's about got it right...

Yeah, that's about got it right...

We may never get snow, but we do get some mighty thick haze 'round these parts...

November 03, 2004

Mood: Sad, disappointed.

That's how I feel after yesterday. Those dang early exit polls had me all charged up for a happy result.

My faith in America is somewhat lessened. But, then again, it was a really darn close election, and the division lies along the same lines it did the last time. Kerry just wasn't a good enough candidate to swing voters (and/or the slacker 20-something crowd was too lazy to show up...), and Bush was too busy passing the buck.

Ugh. 4 more years of a president who refuses to critically analyze, acknowledge his mistakes, or take any kind of responsibility. And those are the better parts of his character....

My home state of Ohio really let me down, though. Voting Bush is one thing - it was pretty close, and they've voted Bush in the past. But, come on, has anyone read the awful, blatantly discriminatory new anti-Gay law?

I successfully kept my dinner down, but I still feel ill....

November 02, 2004

I voted!

Just to stick it in the record, I voted. I think I was about the 82nd person to vote in my precinct. I wonder how many people are registered for that precinct?

Haven't voted yet? Get out there, there's still plenty of time!

November 01, 2004

Fun party pics....

Here's a collection of fun photos from our Halloween party on Thursday. Thanks to all who came for making it a lot of fun!