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Entries from March 10th, 2005

No, no, like the car

March 10th, 2005 · Comments Off on No, no, like the car · Sundry

Now this is exactly what I want to smell like:I suppose it smells like gasoline with a little bit of motor oil and plastic. I suppose it will do better than that old discontinued “Civic” fragrance, but at least you could count on a bottle of that lasting a really long time and never breaking. […]

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Hiptastrophe

March 9th, 2005 · Comments Off on Hiptastrophe · Customer Service, Gadgets, Sidekick

Since Sunday, my Danger Hiptop, a.k.a the T-Mobile Sidekick, has had almost no data network service. In the past 3 days, I’ve managed to get instant messaging to work for brief periods, and today email started to work occasionally. But web service has been completely down for three days solid. Apparently this is a widespread […]

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Auto-bahned

March 8th, 2005 · Comments Off on Auto-bahned · Germany

With my recent hassles of getting re-licensed to drive in New York City behind me, I make a mental note to make sure to not get myself in the same fix if I ever live in Germany: Germany recognizes only the licenses of 24 U.S. states that have taken the trouble to negotiate a reciprocity […]

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Was it the 13th?

March 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Was it the 13th? · Sundry

Here’s how Friday went: Money saved by scoring a parking spot with a meter versus parking in a garage for 3 hours: $7 Cost of parking ticket for not noticing the “No parking after 4PM” sign: $115 Amount of hassle caused by losing wallet before taking weekend trip: Massive That would be the same wallet […]

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Hypecasting

March 4th, 2005 · Comments Off on Hypecasting · Internet

There are people here and there who are practically breathless about the brave new world of “podcasting“. What is podcasting? Basically audio blogging meets XML. Remember how I felt about audio blogging? Well, podcasting is certainly a more useful form of audioblogging, since it lets you subscribe and download an audio feed that you can […]

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