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Thursday, May 27th, 2004

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I’ve been pretty quiet lately, and there’s a good reason for it. We’re buying a house. Things are still on the undecided side of the fence right now. We have a contract with the seller, but we have a couple days to have inspectors convince us otherwise.
We have been looking […]

640k should be enough

Wednesday, May 19th, 2004

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Ok, wow! Here I thought Gmail’s one Gigabyte of email storage was amazingly excessive, and now they up it to 1 Terabyte. I’m stunned.

Update: Well, it’s gone now. I’m back to only 1000MB. I heard rumors that the terabyte was meant for Google employees only. I’m still using 0% of […]

tame the beast!

Wednesday, May 12th, 2004

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Ok, so I’m an obsessive geek. I have this keyboard set at work. It’s great. I love the mouse, love the action on the keyboard, love the split-style keyboard… It’s great, except for…
The function keys!
The function keys have extra fanciness built into them. F1 is “help”, F2 is “undo”, F5 […]

feel good

Monday, May 3rd, 2004

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As a followup to eliot’s comments (and mine), I say that new socks will make you feel good. It’s something along the lines of ZZ Top’s Sharp Dressed Man. Makes me feel more put-together and under control.