eBay Amusement

It’s all about the last few seconds. I have been trying to buy a Canon L-Series f2.8 16-35mm wide-angle lens. The going price used is somewhere between $950 and $1,050. I have set a top bid at around $1,000 three times, and in the last three to seven seconds, someone…

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Carless in Seattle

I’ve been ramping up my blogging again since uninstalling Warcraft, and my transit blog is taking off. I’m hitting about 100 page views a day, helped greatly by a brief entry from the Capitol Hill Seattle blog. I’m getting more comments, too. Not a lot. But, you know… I almost…

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I named the storm

Months ago, the NOAA held a "Name that Storm" contest for the 14-DEC-06 windstorm that shut down the Puget Sound region for eight+ days. I suggested it be name the Hanukkah or Festival of Lights storm, not just because the storm started that day, but because of the parellels–how long…

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Gary Locke is SHORT

I saw former Washington Governer Gary Locke interviewed this evening at the "Not Another Elevated" party. He’s short. My height. For the past decade, I have claimed that several things–including but not limited to my time in Palestine–would prevent me from ever having a political career. But really, I figured…

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A very good week

I own my own home now. Or, at least, a bank does, and I get to pay off a huge mortgage. I got Julia’s buy-off on what Ricker called a "black-hole" project. I learned that Dennis and I–and Roel and Thanos and the whole Oracle Java team–turned the dial. Really…

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Rumpole on Wine

[Asked, how can you drink that wine?] You raise the glass to the lips, you tilt the head slightly backwards, and you let the liquid trickle down gently past the tonsils <sip/> like that. Of course I’ve had an awful lot of practice, but even you’ll come to it in…

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70 hits today

I started mucking around with blogging about the transit situation here in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. This blog averages a couple of hits a day. The new blog got 70 hits. Yeah, 20 are from me, reviewing what I wrote. But man, the traffic is high.

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