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Excuse me, stewardess? I speak jive.

  • The world still loves analog watches. My old [digital] watch started inexpelicably turning on its backlight randomly (and frequently), therefore draining its battery. It’s solar-rechargable, and therefore easy to charge, but it would fully discharge about once a week (which a) requires several hours of direct, strong sunlight to recharge, and b) has never happened in the years that I have owned the watch). So it was time to replace it. I was looking for a self-time-setting digital watch (i.e., synch to the Ft. Collins radio time signal) with multiple timezone support (because I travel a lot). Not difficult requirements, I thought. But apparently only Caiso makes a whole line of radio-setting watches, and the majority of them are still analog. They have relatively few digital watches. Quite annoying. Why does our culture, who is so fascinated with all things tech, still want analog watches?
  • Ah, the joys of parenthood.
    • Kaitlyn will not hesitate to rub her nose all over your shirt, especially when she needs to clear it.
    • Kathryn will eat anything (when she’s in the mood). Anything.
    • Kaitlyn’s new favorite phrase is “No want it!”. Frequently repeated many times at high volume.
    • The munchkins’ latest trick is to talk to each other in their cribs for at least an hour (or three) after we put them down at night. They’ll rattle on about the events of the day, do silly tricks to amuse themselves (throwing toys, bouncing in the crib, playing with blankets, etc.), etc.
  • Open MPI v1.1 was released. Woo hoo!
  • Per above, I finally got a new Casio watch. It’s nearly the same model as my old watch, but slightly slimmer and with easier-to-activate buttons.
  • Sun is starting to heavily contribute to Open MPI. I think they’re going to be one of the best additions to the group yet.
  • Environmentally friendly primary explosives. Wow.
  • This morning, Outlook refused to send some outgoing mail. So I rebooted. All the pending mail then went out, but somehow I lost my desktop wallpaper. Sigh
  • My requisition for a MacBook Pro was approved today. Woo hoo — back to the land of sanity! Update 10 July: it shipped!


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