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Some random quickies:

  • I have a broken SD card reader. So I ordered a new one off the internet (about $20). Less than 24 hours later, I found that I had another working SD card reader upstairs in a pile of spare parts. Doh!
  • Brian passed his PhD. defense. w00t! That’s Dr. Mr. Brian, to you.
  • Tivo caught A Knight’s Tale the other day. Eh. I give it a zero (sympathy), which exactly fits the situation (I made no effort to catch the movie; Tivo caught it by chance).
  • I saw Body of Lies last night. Enjoyable, but dark. Perhaps even somewhat accurate. Shrug. 7.5 minutes.
  • I also saw The Dark Knight somewhat recently. Wow, the Joker had a fantastic performance. Excellent flick; 20 minutes.
  • The 2 weeks before the Kentucky Derby are the busiest of the year for Louisville.
    • We tried to go to the balloon race last weekend, but it was delayed 3 times due to high winds, and we therefore missed the actual race.
    • We took the munchkins to the Pegasus Parade (a Derby-themed parade in downtown Louisville) this past week. Good stuff. Downtown Louisville is more or less in the landing pattern of the Louisville airport; we could see private jet after private jet after private jet in the landing pattern — presumably for the Derby.
    • Tracy got tickets to the Kentucy Oaks race through work (Oaks = the race that all the Louisville locals go to; Derby = the day after the Oaks, the race that all the tourists go to). We saw a bunch of other GE people and generally had a great time.
    • Pictures and a movie of both the Pegasus parade and the Oaks Day are here:
    • My Blackberry performed terribly at Churchill Downs while we were at the Oaks. Granted, there were nearly 150k people there, probably just about all of them trying to use their phones as well, but others seemed to have no problems getting and placing phone calls. My BB couldn’t place any calls (every single call resulted in “Call Failed”), and it randomly rebooted at least 4 times during the day (I saw it reboot twice, and twice I saw typical slowness / “optimizing index” behavior that happens after a reboot).

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