Chris Gulker: "The culture at Google is just not open and responsive to users."
NY Times: "Fadi doesn't see anything strange about using American self-help tapes to get a job at an American company, while at the same time harboring hatred of the American government to the point of self-annihilation."
I decided to go for a card for my new laptop that gives it a cell phone that's a modem that would get me on the Internet. I thought it was the most elegant way to ensure a base-level of connectivity while traveling. So I called the Sprint store in Palo Alto, and asked if they had the card. They said yes. I didn't think to ask if they would sell it to me. It turns out not. I already have a Sprint cell phone, and they have a rule that I can't have two numbers because my credit rating doesn't allow it. This, after eleven years making embarassingly large monthly mortgage payments, on-time, never missing a single one. A huge credit limit on my Visa card. Several months paying my Sprint bill. Nothing I could say would make them budge, so I left the store several hundred dollars richer. On the way home I stopped at Starbuck's and picked up a pamphlet on their 802.11b service. That and Earthlink will be how I get on the Internet as I cross the country by car.
I took some pictures of my empty house this morning. Here's a nice outdoor shot. More pics in this folder.
Doc is reconstructing his house. Wow. I expect they'll have one of those house-destroyer machines here pretty soon. I'm glad I won't be here to see it.
John Burkhardt on FM Radio Station: "I like it!"
Simon Fell didn't like FMRS.
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