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almost Christmas! [Dec. 20th, 2006|02:01 pm]
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The holidays are upon us! This is our last week in town (we fly out Friday for Christmas & New Year's in Texas) so we've been busy trying to take care of things. Like the TiVo Cablecard adventure djedi mentioned yesterday. I'm leaving work a little early to be home so they'll hopefully come and hopefully fix it.

I got some time yesterday to work on LJBackup. Now, it works pretty well - I was able to use the web page (which I haven't made public yet) to download a zip file of my journal. I even figured out Apache RewriteRule's to redirect from a .zip file to a script. I was planning on giving up on having it done before we leave, but I think a little more work (want to add a few more features) and I'll just put it up. I'd like to have the "finished" product included in my real backup, which I need to do tonight.

Jason Kottke recently had a Celebrity Mii Contest (Mii's are the little avatars you can create on the Wii), and here are the results. I like the winning one a lot, and my other favorites are Jack Black, Admiral Ackbar, and V from V for Vendetta. Kottke's blog is excellent - read it every day!

"Episcopalians Against Equality" - an editorial that ran in the Washington Post this morning about the 7 Virginia parishes that severed ties with the Episcopal Church and threw their lot in with a conservative Nigerian archbishop who supported legislation to criminalize "Registration of Gay Clubs, Societies and organizations".

I hesitate to post about this. Michael Crichton wrote a book called "State of Fear" which expressed the view that global warming wasn't a scientific fact (and later professed publicly the same). Michael Crowley, a writer for The New Republic, wrote a long column (subscription required) criticizing him for this view. In Crichton's latest book "Next" he made reference to a political journalist "Mick Crowley" who was a child rapist (excerpt is disgusting). Michael Crowley and "Mick Crowley" are both Washington political reporters who attended Yale. Slimy slimy slimy.

[User Picture]From: fairydust1
2006-12-21 02:00 am (UTC)
um, if er - there is time - we'd love a chance to see you for a few minutes while you're in town. We got you a teeny weenie little gift that we'd like tohand you in person, if possible. It's teeny - it spoke your name when we saw it ;)
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2006-12-21 01:07 pm (UTC)
We'll be there Sat through Tuesday morning, with like Sun/Mon being the 2 day new years extravaganza. Will yall be coming to part of the party? Were yall on the initial details email?
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[User Picture]From: fairydust1
2006-12-22 05:34 am (UTC)
no, we weren't on the list, but since we'd have to leave by 7 pm for bedtimes (sigh), it is highly unlikely we'd be able to come anyhow. Maybe I can give your gift to onefishclappin and she can pass it along :/
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2006-12-22 03:30 pm (UTC)
I'm sure we can meet up at some point in time. We don't have no transportation, so maybe we could arrange somewhere in austin sometime Sat-Mon to meet up for food or chat. We'll be staying at Jonathan's so that's a possibility.
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