Dell goes less direct.
Celebrated my wife and I’s 4th wedding anniversary and Dad and Mom Waterbury’s 32nd wedding anniversary by going to #9 Park in downtown Boston. 🙂
I first heard about the WTC attacks by reading this post on evolt.org at probably 9:00am. I remember walking over to our kitchen at work and mentioning it off handedly to someone else, who confirmed that she had heard ‘something’ about a plane hitting the WTC. We didn’t have a TV at work, so the skeleton crew that stayed (my wife is my ride home and she wasn’t offered the day off) listened to the radio reports, called (tried to) family, read email, and tried and tried to get to cnn.com, washingtonpost.com, boston.com or any other news site to see what was going on. I remember postulating that the planes were destined for California because that would have meant full tanks of gas, which would lead to more destruction (and perhaps the reason the towers actually did fall)…
Spent the day w/ Mom and Dad Waterbury doodling up the coast through New Hampshire and into Maine. We stopped at Fort Constitution in New Hampshire, drove to Portland, Maine (right past York and the Nubble Lighthouse because we’ve already seen that one) where we stopped at Portland Head Light, supposedly one of the most picturesque lighthouses around… Fun time had by all, pictures to prove it.
Chris @ FootJoy got me this sweatshirt from Scotty Cameron.com today. Thanks Chris! You rule!
‘nuther site to search for cheap and/used books: Half.com.
Thanks for the plug Mike! If any of you notice a peculiar resemblance between the design of Karensrecipes.com and allrecipes.com, well… they stole it from me. 🙂 Actually, I created karensrecipes.com as an exercise to learn more Java, specifically servlets, JavaBeans, and JSP tags, but not as a design exercise, which is why I admit that the design is a complete theft. I learned alot… but not enough. I’m currently working on v2 of the site (which has a completely new look).
found [via veen.com] an absolutely fascinating article on Lance Armstrong, who would be an amazing physical specimen even if he hadn’t had cancer. He’s inspiring. Quote from a Nike commercial in 2000 in response to the allegations that he must be on some type of performance enhancing drug:
“Everybody wants to know what I’m on. What am I on? I’m on my bike, busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on?”
Frankly, I’m sitting on my ass coding. 🙂
currently blogging from a dorm room at Elmira College where Karen and I are helping Julie get setup for her sophomore year. I got to install the computers!
Couple interesting things about the city of Elmira, NY:
c) um yeah… nothing more.
I spent 10 minutes poking around Elmira’s network… Elmira College uses Imail as their web-based email tool… along w/ some templates from HKSI. Students login to the campus network whereupon a batch script of some kind is run (presumably setting up IP/security stuff) which gives them a mapped drive to store data on some server, which I thought was cool. You don’t have to worry about your PC/laptop crashing because you can always backup homework or papers to your mapped drive and maybe more importantly, you can access your homework/term papers from any computer on the campus. Wow have campus networks have changed since I’ve graduated (and it’s only been 5 years!) Oh yeah, and each student gets their own website (none of which appear to be available publicly).
How come the faculty don’t have their own sites! How cool would it be to be able to read about what your professor is currently researching or thinking about?!