Month: December 2001 blog archive
the wayback machine - 26 Dec 2001

I just discovered a very interesting site that allows you to view pages from the past called the Way Back Machine. It’s kind of cool to see what the web looked like back in 1996 (that’s as far as it goes) although I would be very interested in seeing even earlier sites from 1994 when […]

Categories: Useful
christmas at home - 23 Dec 2001

I rented a 14′ U-Haul and got all of my things moved into the condo. It’s nice to be so close to things, but now I have to furnish the place which is turning out to be a fairly costly ordeal. I flew home to the Boston airport Saturday night and arrived to hear about […]

Categories: Journal
closing on condo - 17 Dec 2001

It looks like tomorrow at 4pm I’ll finally be closing on my condo. That’s not to say I won’t still be busy. We’re finishing version 2.1 of ClusterWorX which has taken longer than initially planned and there will be no rest for the weary as we’ll be working on a Linux Cluster Distribution slated to […]

Categories: Journal
Sklyarov charges dropped - 14 Dec 2001

I just read in the news headlines that the charges against Dmitry Sklyarov have been dropped and he’ll be able to go back to his family in Russia. The DMCA is excessively restrictive and I’m glad to see that some people are beginning to see that. Hopefully this progress will continue until we are able […]

Categories: News
cold weather for riding - 13 Dec 2001

I saw two guys on motorcycles today with the temperature at around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s frigid when you’re speeding along at 70mph. You won’t be finding me out riding in this weather. I would like to get my motorcycle into the garage so it’s not getting snowed on. It has a cover on it, […]

Categories: Journal
strange phenomenon - 12 Dec 2001

I’ve noticed something that seems rather strange. Perhaps someone can enlighten me. While driving on the highway I see cars going much faster than the car in front of them. Instead of changing lanes or taking their foot off the gas, they speed right up to the car and then slam on the brakes. I’ve […]

Categories: My Thoughts
being thankful - 10 Dec 2001

I was just thinking about how fortunate I am. There are lots of people who are much worse off than I am. I found out that my brother has to have surgery next week and he is in a very uncomfortable situation right now and has to stay like that for another week until the […]

Categories: My Thoughts
chilly weather - 08 Dec 2001

Back in Utah it’s a bit more chilly but not too bad. It’s nice to be home, but I ended up at work all day (from 9:30am – 7:30pm) so I haven’t really had a chance to get caught up on normal things like laundry and such. Hopefully we’ll be done with showstopper bugs by […]

Categories: Journal
beautiful San Diego - 07 Dec 2001

Today is my last day in San Diego and the weather has been beautiful. The conference had a pretty low attendance rate compared to previous years, probably due to the lack of money in the technical industry right now. It was still well done and wearing a short sleeve shirt outside in December is something […]

Categories: Journal
a white flurry - 04 Dec 2001

It snowed again this morning and the roads around town were quite treacherous but the highway was just a bit wet. What I don’t understand is why truck drivers feel the need to crank up the speed. There was one yesterday and another one today that were tailgating the cars in front of them, and […]

Categories: Journal
sweet justice - 03 Dec 2001

On my way to work this morning I was travelling at about 70mph while passing a few cars. A white Toyota Camry going about 85mph started tailgating me so I sped up to 80mph, got around the last car and pulled in, slowing back down to 70mph in the process. (I’m a big proponent of […]

Categories: Journal