This week, Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow brings his mixture of menace and mockery back to the big screen in Pirates Of The Caribbean 3.But the real pirate he is based on would have eaten the skittish Jack Sparrow for breakfast and spat out his bones into the deep blue sea.
Archive for May, 2007
While I did say there would only be a 1% chance of me writing about my mini-vacation to the San Francisco-Bay Area, I did not anticipate a very boring four-hour plane ride. So, here we go (pictures are here):
After landing in San Francisco International Airport at about noon Pacific time, I went with my dad straight out of the airport with our rent-a-car headed for the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. The campus is very different from that of Columbia, as it is extremely large and beautiful. It was pretty quiet, and we got there early for my dadâ€™s interview, so we walked around a bit. Itâ€™s really quite an amazing place to see, with the missionary revival style and everyone biking.
While my dad did his interview, I waited around in the University Library playing on a Mac. Frustratingly, I tried to get on the campus WiFi with my piece-of-junk HP notebook to no avail because, as I learned later, Stanfordâ€™s WIFi requires registering your computer or wireless cardâ€™s MAC address, unlike Columbiaâ€™s open connection. Fortunately, I was able to run Firefox, Adium, and Thunderbird off of my USB key on the Mac.
After the interview, my dad and I drove into San Francisco, where we checked in at a Marriot hotel. In the room, we both crashed and I set up the in-room-high-speed-Internet with the Aiport Express I brought from home, allowing my dad and I to enjoy the connection at the same time, both from the comfort of our beds. After that, we headed out to a nice bistro across the street for dinner, went back to the hotel, and slept.
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What did I do wrong? I was just searching for a description of a Spam Assassin rule and Google came up with this. “Hope we’ll see you again on Google” - I hope so too!!
“For anyone who owns more than one Apple computer, the thought of controlling two or more machines at the same time is surely something many people think of. Despite any previous assumptions you’ve had, this is quite simple and easily completed by anyone willing and able to follow a few simple directions.”
Take that Al Gore!
Now before you fire up Monster.com on your soon to be former employerâ€™s dime, there is thankfully an answer.
I just wanted to let you all know that for my mini-Shavout/Memorial-Day-vacation, I will be out of town and in San Francisco. This means that I will not be posting any Daily Digests from today to Friday, and I will also not be blogging about the trip (fine, a 1% chance I will).
Also, on the matter of my Daily Digests, I know that they’re very, well, short, but I just don’t think they’re worth the effort. So, for now, consider the Daily Digest dead, or at least on a “leave of absence) for an undisclosed time.
If you need to transfer more than 1 TB of data, maybe your better choice would be still just send it on disks for over-night delivery.
I’m lazy. Yeah, it ain’t sweet, but it’s true.
When “Sgt. Pepper” appeared, it was as if a massive block party had appeared outside your window. And it wasn’t just the music. The album cover itself was breathtaking…