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Thursday, February 24, 2005

And here’s how the England trip went: On Friday, my wonderful parents picked me up from work and drove me to Dulles Airport, where I breezed through security and spent two hours lounging at the gate, watching Zeta Gundam on my laptop. I boarded my Virgin Atlantic flight and took a seat next to an older gentleman who was returning to Pakistan following a lecture here in the States. Quite a trip for him. We had a minor incident on the plane: […]

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Arg. I lost my ‘net connection yesterday, apparently due to utility work down the street. It’s been down ever since. I’m actually posting this from work, so I don’t have much time to write. In brief: I spent much of my trip to England and back watching anime (Zeta Gundam, Full Metal Alchemist, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex). Expect more about those soon. I also plan to write a full […]

Monday, February 21, 2005

I’m back from a weekend trip to London, as part of a get-together with those involved in the Syllable project. The meeting itself went well, though I missed my flight back and spent all day Sunday in transit, flying first to JFK then to Dulles Airport. While on the trip, I finished reading Vernor Vinge’s excellent space opera A Fire Upon the Deep, and I’ve posted a short review.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

I’m no longer buying anime DVDs at my local Suncoast movie store. This may seem like a spectacularly boring announcement, but I’ve been buying anime from one specific Suncoast store for the past six years or so. The vast majority of my anime collection—over three hundred discs—was bought at this store. I discovered it at a local mall. I liked the store itself, but I was particularly attracted to their anime selection. […]

February 16, 2005

‘Twas going to write a long entry explaining why I’m not supporting my local Suncoast movie store, but it’s late and I need sleep. So, here’s some more VR story: Thomas awoke with a start. He spun, twisting the sheets around him so he could see the lean, dark figure standing on one side of the bed, arms folded. It took him a few seconds to recognize it, […]

February 15, 2005

A good day. I ended up not going to Writer’s Group, as I awoke this morning feeling out-of-sorts. It’s not illness; more exhaustion. So I spent the evening at home, lazily taking care of a few chats and getting used to RSS syndication via NewsFire. Reading blogs through RSS feels much more efficient than reading blogs via the web. I’m not immediately sure if this is a good thing. […]

February 14, 2005

I didn’t mention this, but I had a terrible time waking up last week. I kept sleeping through my alarm and opening my eyes at 10:00 or even later. Combine that with my router adventure last Friday, and I missed a fair amount of work last week. So I’m making it up this week. I’ll probably go to writer’s group tomorrow, which doesn’t start until 8:00. This is both good […]

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Yay! After a very quiet week, things have quickly accelerated. I slipped home early Friday afternoon so I could pick up my DSL router, as UPS was delivering it and they absolutely require that somebody’s there to pick it up. The little sticker that the delivery person leaves has a series of checkboxes indicating when the delivery person will try again the next day; helpfully, he’d checked both […]

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Well, I re-installed OS X on my new laptop, and it does seem to be working smoothly thus far. I’m generally pleased with it. Moreover, it’s been an excellent test of my backup procedures. I wiped the hard drive and was back up pretty much like before within a few hours. Otherwise, I’ve been watching more Zeta Gundam, which has officially reached the point where I’m disappointed when […]

Monday, February 7, 2005

I took my laptop back to the Apple Store on Sunday, and kind of wimped out. I described the bugs I’ve encountered—the CD drive disappeared, the latch won’t open at times, preferences won’t stick—and the techs investigated. I should have just asked them to replace the unit. They were pretty confident it was a bad OS install, and suggested I reinstall the OS from scratch. So, I’ll see if I can find the time this weekend to do that. […]

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