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July 28, 2005

Blogging Alert

Most Bloggers give an alert when they will not be posting but being as my posting schedule has been pretty spotty recently I couldn't do that.

So in a reverse of tradition I am putting up an alert that I might be posting a lot more in the near future.

I will be attending Defcon this weekend in Las Vegas and if my laptop stops acting up I will post as much as I can from the 13th annual Hacker event.

This is pretty exciting for me since I have wanted to attend for 5 or 6 years now and for one reason or another it just never worked out. IT is not starting out well since I messed up my plane reservations somewhat but I hope that things will be all uphill from here.

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July 17, 2005

Harry Potter

It is very difficult to tear the kid away from the computer these days unless she is on the Play station. Yesterday when she woke up there was a copy of the new HP book on her desk and this morning at 2:30 she dropped it off by the wife for her turn (I come last now , sigh).

It is nice to know she can still read a book when she wants to.

Update: The only thing I know about the book at this point is that several times while reading it, when she would come up for air, the kid said she was having a headache trying to figure out if Snape was good or evil.

Let's hope Voldermort is having the same problem.

Some more HP coverage and links over at Glenn's

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July 10, 2005

Vacation Roundup 2

On sunday we got on the Subway and went to see a play. Couldn't get tickets to our first choise or second but when we got to the 45 St. half price spot I notices that a revival of Fiddler on the Roof was player with Harvey Fierstein in the lead role. Interesting casting but he pulled it off well. It also compliemented our visit of the day before to Ellis Island nicely.

After this and lunch my Mom went home while my sister and I took the kid to see Howl's Moving Castle. (Caution the web site has loud music)

The kid who was not happy with Saturday's schedule was mush more pleased with today's. We even managed to let her browse through the big Toy's R Us on Times Square.

By the way there is still free (unless you donate) entertainment available on the subways. I don't know if the is a post Rudy development or not and as long as they still civil I have no problem with it.

Monday I grabbed the kid early and we went to my old favorite, the Hayden Planetarium. They have recently redone the entire thing and while it is all new and shiny there are parts of the old one I liked and missed.

After the show we dropped the kid off at Mom's and went to see the Yankess lose a game to Tampa Bay,, no comment.

And that was it in and out. I believe I understand the old phrase that New York is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there. Having lived there for most of my life I don't ever want to again.

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Lawnmower Blogging

There are places in my lawn that I can't get to with the riding mower or even the power mower. I could use the trimmer but that is a lot of work.
So I went down to Lowe's this weekend and picked up this retro model.
So far I am very impressed, only 3 bolts to attach and I am ready to go.

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