Entries from February 2009

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Sometimes It’s Great To Be An Adult

Last weekend my wife and I went to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and I had a moment of clarity after playing Whac-A-Mole. We had run out of tokens, and had already burned through about $20 on various games, but I wanted to play a few more. When I was a kid, running out of tokens […]

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Jury Duty

Last Tuesday I reported for jury duty at the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda’s Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse. The last time I actually had to go to report for jury duty was in May of 2006. It was for a civil case relating to this: Esteemed UC history professor hit by truck and […]

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Total Order Drop

Shortly before 7am GMT on February 12, 2009, Amazon.co.uk slowly began refusing to fulfill MP3 orders. By 8am, the MP3 store was failing to fulfill 95% of all orders and continued to do so until almost 2pm. I often wondered how things like this come about and now I have first hand knowledge. I was […]

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

January 09 Favorites

At work I am on the photogs mailing list where a number of people share their monthly best/favorite photographs they’ve taken during the month. I posted my 10 favorite, and 3 of them appear below. In addition, I checked my photo stats and apparently in mid-November someone submitted a store to Digg about mountain goats. […]