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I finally picked up another copy of Train, quite some time after someone made it their own.

Normally the alarm goes off at 6:10, I hit snooze, get up around 6:20, shower, and arrive at work around 7. Well, this morning I woke up around 5:30 and realized I had more time to sleep. I went back to sleep. When I woke up again, though, it was 7:20. No alarm. Yet it was set (correctly). Apparently the switch was just far enough over to activate the "alarm" LED, but *not* far enough over to activate the alarm itself. Yeah.

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Bush orders officials to stop the leaks
Bush told his senior aides Tuesday that he "didn't want to see any stories" quoting unnamed administration officials in the media anymore, and that if he did, there would be consequences, said a senior administration official who asked that his name not be used.

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New post, huh?

Well, work sucks. I used to kind of feel that way at the Journal Times, but this is clearly much worse. Think middle school, just there aren't bells (but there might as well be). Plus the work is fairly mind numbing, and I get to work with a bunch of idiots.

There's honestly not a whole lot else to talk about, other than Amy leaving no gas in the truck which subsequently left me stranded on Stoughton Road for about 40 minutes today while she brought the gas can. At least I had Shrub to read. I finished Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot the other day.

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And you thought 2000 was bad. First CNN predicts Davis out, Arnold in with nobody reporting:
Stupid CNN

Then they determine Davis is still out, despite the fact that "No" is leading:
Stupid CNN 2

The numbers have since gotten better as I type this, but still...

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California voters flex their muscle in recall election

I guess I never realized exactly how stupid/scary this whole recall was until just now. The following sums it up:
The second question becomes moot if Davis beats the recall. Under the recall rules, a majority of voters decide whether to oust Davis, but his replacement -- if there is one -- will only need a plurality of voters.

That means it's possible that California could have a new governor elected with fewer votes than the number cast to keep Davis in office.
Umm, yeah. I'll guess we'll see how it turns out soon enough.

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So I got a job. Kind of. Claims processing for WPS. Overview:

Good points - Benefits, it's less than 5 minutes away, and there's a better chance of getting an IT job there in the future.

Bad points - The pay pretty much sucks, I need to tell them just about everything about me for a government security clearance, and as far as I can gather, the work is mind numbing.

The whole thing seems like a bit of a joke. I had the interview yesterday, at which they really didn't learn much about me at all, and today I got offered the job. I start training on Monday. For a position that is all about data entry, they didn't even have me sit down at a keyboard to see if I could really type or not.

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The Simpsons Archive

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DOB 2/16/79. I'm a web developer at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. I like lots of old music, including The Who. I spend a lot of time working with computers. And my favorite TV show (when I actually decide to watch TV, that is), obviously, is The Simpsons.

In May 2002 I officially graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in computer science. In 1997 (man that seems like a long time ago) I graduated from Washington Park HS. Yes, I know, that site isn't very impressive, and no, I haven't touched it for several years.

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One of the best experiences I have ever had was on a trip called Western Field Studies. This is a 33 day adventure throughout the western United States. Students travel on a school bus to national parks, monuments, forests, and places of historical interest and camp out (in tents or under the stars). I was a part of trip 25, which took place in the summer of 1996. A first for WFS was we took along a laptop computer and kept up a web site. That link will take you to the 1996 site, where there is a link to the current site.