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03/20/09 11:28 - 30ºF - ID#48133

RIP Space Bat

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This bat was clinging to the space shuttle during take off.

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In honor of space bat's memory:

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Category: all grown up

03/19/09 09:17 - 32ºF - ID#48128

Home Ownership!

So, my Dad has let me know that there's a 401k account of my mother's that he hasn't cashed in since she passed away a few years ago, and he's decided he wants to use it to help me with a down payment for a house. That coupled with the $8000 first time home buyer's credit ( ) means that I am pretty sure that I'm going to own my own place sometime this year.

James and I have talked, and the only downside is that we'd only buy something if we knew exactly where we were planning on living next year, and we've been talking pretty seriously about moving to Portland, Oregon or Austin, Texas.

Money certainly doesn't go as far outside Buffalo. For the price of a 2,000 sqft Victorian home here we could only get a really cute 1 bedroom condo in downtown Portland, like this:

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Of course it would be in the middle of an awesome urban area that only gets 2" of snow every winter and has excellent public transit and career opportunities...

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Category: religion

03/18/09 09:11 - 51ºF - ID#48099

God vs Satan

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Posted for mindless, meaningless amusement.
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Category: tech

03/17/09 02:11 - 50ºF - ID#48087

iPhone 3.0 SDK

The biggest news for me (aside from Copy&Paste) is that the SDK allows virtually unlimited access to hardware. Which means I can get one of these:



And build robots with iphones for brains. hooray!



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Category: hiking

03/14/09 06:52 - 41ºF - ID#48054

18 Mile Creek

Thanks Paul, Matthew, Terry and James, it was a fun day :)

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I took lots of photos, but most of the ones that looked good were the more abstract ones of the ice.

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Category: apple

03/12/09 12:58 - 24ºF - ID#48029

iPhone 3.0

Preview demo March 17, 2009

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Will be nice to get a look at the new OS. Hopefully they'll have a dev release at that time too. Background processing would be just what I need for the apps I want to build.
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Category: aminals

03/06/09 04:51 - 54ºF - ID#47970

Red Panda

The Buffalo Zoo should get one of these:

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Actually, I should get one of those.

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02/25/09 11:20 - 33ºF - ID#47884

SAVE THEM

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Category: economics

02/21/09 02:31 - 31ºF - ID#47850

Credit Crisis Visualized

Excellent visual summary of the credit crisis / current economic woes.

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Part 2:



Best watched in HD (.mov download) at source:

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Category: internets

02/18/09 12:58 - 34ºF - ID#47798

How Many Times Are You Going to Kill Me?



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