December 20th, 2005

beartato phd

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Man I would have thought the airport bus might not be very crowded at 5am, or the airport might not be very full at 6am. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Christmas travel season trumps all. At least I did get up in time, no thanks to my alarm clock, which did not go off --- I was just tossing and turning half the night and just happened to be awake around a quarter to 5.

Also, I bought a new iPod just yesterday to replace my old broken one. Two things I learned: one, the screen on the new color ones scratches instantly and it looks much worse than the black-and-white LCD does when scratched. Not that it's a big deal, really, since I don't spend much time looking at it. Two, that when the people asking for your email address to get the student discount promise that apple won't spam you, what they mean is that apple will immediately send you generic form emails that you do not wish to receive.
beartato phd

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There is a core value that I think contemporary American culture has lost sight of: it is blowing your frickin' nose. Seriously, if you plan on being on the same plane as me snorting up rivers of snot every ten seconds for an hour straight, have the foresight to bring some kleenex, or ask the stewardess for some, or something.

Compared to the enlightened beacon of civilization that is the Pittsburgh airport, O'Hare is still a blighted, forsaken place, with no free wireless as far as I can tell. I am keeping an eye out for people who live in caves and eat salted twigs; I expect they are near by. I will teach them... fire.

Anyhow I am back in Madison now. On Wisconsin, one or more "rah"s, etc.
beartato phd

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Whoops, still not quite done with HOT. Two bugs left...

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I have found and fixed two bugs. Any of you familiar with the arithmetic of bugs knows that not always 2-2=0, but here's hoping.