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What's a normal word for blog?

Jun. 10, 2004
It's "journal". My journal is back up and humming. I have yet to recover old entries but will be migrating them all to a database system (rather than flat text...

Going for a ride

Jun. 10, 2004
After some wrangling and angling Matt and I will be heading out on June 20th to Mojave, CA to spectate at the first private manned space launch....

Fear is not a factor in my dreams

Jun. 11, 2004
Damn those TV execs/producers/writers -- oh, wait. Writers aren't needed anymore. That's right, the Reality TV (should "reality" be capitolized, does it deserve that importance?) craze has made it...

Hanging with the 'rents

Jun. 12, 2004
My dad called up last night and wanted to know if he and mom could shoot up here for the day. We turned them down politely -- not really!...

On the road again

Jun. 14, 2004
KevinFreitas.net is going on the road this week and I'll be making stops in Vancouver, B.C. to the north and Mojave, CA to the south. It's a west coast...

The browser, on fire

Jun. 15, 2004
Just downloaded the latest release of the Mozilla project standalone web browser Firefox and I must say I'm impressed. At first I didn't prefer the new theme since I'd...

Geology for sale

Jun. 15, 2004
A report on NPR today mentioned an earthquake that rumbled from about 50 miles off the shore near San Diego, CA. They also mentioned that the USGS first pegged...

Neighborhood to the north

Jun. 16, 2004
After a view full train ride north I made it to Vancouver B.C. for a conference for work. The train from Seattle was a great ride and I had...

On the Sounder

Jun. 16, 2004
Too bad I don't actually need this train for my normal commute. I just shoved off from Tacoma and, maybe it's just the early train, but so far I'm...

Conference a go-go

Jun. 17, 2004
My first NMC conference kicked off this morning with a compelling and entertaining talk given by a professor from MIT talking about the convergence of digital (and other) media...

In need of a Stairmaster

Jun. 18, 2004
Today's conference schedule was somewhat truncated from yesterday only because of a special session held in the afternoon wherein a variety of members have exactly five minutes to present...

Like bugs on the windshield

Jun. 20, 2004
...These are the days of our lives. Yes, I'm writing from the passenger seat after the first driver hand-off on Matt's and my road trip to Mojave. We just...

California boys

Jun. 20, 2004
We're in California! Yes, the sight of Mt. Shasta in the distance harks back to a time when, during family trips, the are-we-there-yets began. Our poor parents probably spent...

Our fruit runneth over

Jun. 20, 2004
Apparently there's no longer a mandatory border sniffing upon entering California. I could be wrong but if they don't scrutinize our vehicle by the time we reach Yreka, we...

Jun. 20, 2004
In the valley, the baboons have an acute tendency to throw the hardest of figs. This, or so the story goes according to Mr. Turner, is how the crack...

From Firebaugh onward

Jun. 20, 2004
I'm now navigator on the home stretch of our journey. From our changeover in Firebaugh Matt is now taking a sip from a green-flame painted can of energy drink....

Here we are ~ Waiting for SpaceShipOne

Jun. 21, 2004
The wind is whipping, my eyes are sagging, but Matt and I made it to Mojave and we're parked at the airport among the first batch of cars here....

10 minutes to go

Jun. 21, 2004
The loud speaker said we're go for launch. We wait among thousands of people for the takeoff and launch of SpaceShipOne. Matt and I got nearly no sleep so...

Up and back ~ SpaceShipOne's successful spaceflight

Jun. 21, 2004
They did it! Matt and I are now waiting to see if they parade SpaceShipOne, the first privately funded manned space launch vehicle, in front of the crowds. We...

Screw Wasco

Jun. 21, 2004
My ass is also a nice place to live....

Returning to a cloudy land

Jun. 22, 2004
Matt and I woke up at 6am this morning from some much-needed sleep. Slightly chilled from a lack of blankets due to warm temperatures the night before we got...

Funky Gmail

Jun. 23, 2004
I went in to work a little late this morning to allow my body just a few more minutes to recover from my road trip the day before. It...

Trampling history in Iraq ~ It's the American way!

Jun. 24, 2004
This morning on NPR I heard an interview of an archaeologist in Iraq who has found that that it's not only the displaced Iraqis that have committed offenses against...

Kickball and other birthday activities

Jun. 26, 2004
My buddy Gavin's birthday was this week and, to celebrate, his wife Holly rounded up some family and friends today to celebrate. We all met in a lush road-side...
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