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June, 2004

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    Welkommen to Amsterdam

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    I'm here, waiting for the Regional Directors to arrive. Because of the weather, I decided to walk from the hotel, mainly as a way to stay awake today... These folks are seriously into their bicycles. This looks more like a food stop on the STP bike ride...
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    I’m on a flight to Amsterdam, and I’ve already been convinced that I will * never * fly Northwest again (yes, I’ve already composed an email to their CEO). The seating in coach is actually worse than on 90% of the domestic flights I’ve...
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    My Dinner with David

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    I got to have dinner w/ David Weinberger tonight. Apparenyly he's written a couple really good books. It really was a highlight to spend some time with such a great mind. Thanks David for humoring us. An amazingly humble, engrossing human. We had a wonderful...
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    SpaceshipOne did it!

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    This is just so durn cool. Congrads to Paul Allen, Dick Ratan, and everyone else involved. Mike Melville (the pilot) made it to 68 miles up. I thought it was cool when one of the rockets I built made it to 17,000 feet – this just blows my mind…
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    Soylent Green in Amsterdam

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    So, I think I’ve discovered something weird here. As far as I can tell, there are no ugly or overweight people here in Amsterdam. It’s kinda weird – it looks like a living, walking, talking Nordstrom catalog here. Everyone smiles. The...
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    Diskview - a great tool

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    I’ve been using Diskview for a while now, and I love it. It’s fully integrated w/ Explorer, so you can see a map like the one below for any folder. It’s great for finding the space hogs – looks like it’s time for me to archive...
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    Testing BlogJet - please ignore

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    Just seeing if blogjet's ftp support works...
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    Notes from Dr. Weinberger's visit

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    Listening to Dr. Weinberger twice in one day was like eating at a fine steakhouse, and having to take home a BIG doggybag. There’s a lot of little aha’s! I wrote down that I know are going to take time to digest… - the critical role...
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