Monday, December 19, 2005

Eight Inches

I'm not bragging. Some people have much more. But, sometimes it just seems like a whole heck of a lot of rain to fall in 24 hours.

And my wife, well, she just loves my big 10 inch - 36 hour storm total.

For those in metric land - 8 inches is approximately 1 metric boatload of rain.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Baby Stuff For Sale - Good for Twins

Two Matching Simmons Cribs

Two identical Simmons cribs, medium cherry wood color, mattresses included, excellent condition..... $140 each or both for $250

Two Matching Chicco Mamma High Chairs

Two highchairs are also for sale! Chicco High Chairs, adjustable height, reclining seat, wheels (with brakes), vinyl seat covers--navy with moon and stars theme, straps, and a vinyl covered "booster" insert for when they are still small, removable white plastic tray with cup holder area built in. Both for $125 OBO.

Two Matching Play-Dee-Bugs

I also have a few more perfect "twin" things--two matching Play-de-Bugs (ladybug exersaucer type of thing, $25 for both); lots of really cute boy/girl matching twin outfits, etc.

We are in the San Lorenzo Valley (just north of Santa Cruz), but can possibly deliver to Santa Cruz or San Jose areas for $20.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Typepad Update

Six Apart is claiming that "We have no reason to believe that any of your posts, comments, TrackBacks, photos or files have been lost."

That is somewhat comforting, although it is oddly phrased.

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Sixapart's Typepad Loses Blog Posts

The Typepad blogging service has apparently lost data due to a disk issue. It isn't clearly stated that the data is recoverable. This means that posts from the last several days are missing from such blogs as The Dilbert Blog, Good Morning Silicon Valley, Obscure Store and countless others. Something tells me that reliable storage vendors should be preparing quotes for Sixapart.

See also coverage from Neville Hobson, Blogebrity, and Dan Leonard.

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

How Many Barrels Of Oil Does Your Computer Burn?

Today I came across an ad for the new Sun Fire T1000 server, which is supposedly "eco-responsible". I suppose that means it takes less electrical power to do the same job as other servers.

So how do they sell this? With this ad:

Note that they equate server power with oil usage, in complete ignorance of the fact that in the U.S. almost no power is generated from oil. Unless you're in Hawaii...

I especially like the "Let's Change This" trademark. Brilliant.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Update: Insurance Companies Still Don't Like Sick People

Dedicated reader [sic] of this blog will no doubt recall that my insurance company was trying to weasel out of paying.

At the time, I filled out the form, dutifully checking the "No, you suckers must pay" box and sent it off. A month later, I got another one, and figuring it was just bureaucratic malaise or a lost form, I sent it back as well.

Today I got the third form, so I called them. Of course they had no record of me sending in the forms, but this time I'm assured that they will not be sending me any more of these love letters.

We'll just see about that.