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No, We are Not Open

Image you go downtown to a restaurant.  It is 4:30.  When you get to the restaurant, their open sign sign off.  You ignore that and see if the door is open.  It is, so you go in.  But when you walk inside you notice the lights are turned off and nobody is in the restaurant.  […]

Embarassing Moment #4,129

At work in the computer lab for the last 5 1/2 hours, I am reading Malcom Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers on the comptuter (as a pdf).  I’m completely immersed in the book, my mind pondering the ideas he presents.  One of the student supervisors comes into the lab to check on it (well, check on […]

I Want Squarespace and Dropbox Outside Squarespace and Dropbox

I’ve been using Dropbox for about a month now, the free service.  I had been looking for automated backup software/options and found Dropbox useful enough for daily use.  It’s a worthwile service, even the free version with 2gb of storage.  Set a dropbox folder and the files are automatically updated and backed up to your […]

The Whining Man

So here’s what pissed me off last night: It’s another slow(ish) night at the restaurant.  Nothing new here, it’s summer in Bloomington and things are slower as usual.  Around 8:15 Hamid and I both have tables.  Me, a decent 6 top and two 2 tops for him.  I’m setting down knives on table 10, resetting […]

Getting Slightly in Shape

I managed to run over 3 miles yesterday.  Considering I’ve never stuck with any exercise routine long enough to make it a routine, this is awesome.  After having a bad spring semester and desperately needing warmer weather and light when I awoke, I somehow managed to start getting myself out of bed at 6:15am every […]

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