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I guess there hasn't been that much to say lately. Last weekend I ended up coming down with something nasty, which kept me in bed all day Saturday, feeling like crap Sunday, and back in bed (after two hours of work) on Monday.

So my ex-girlfriend and another friend of ours are now engaged - the same two people who we set up on a blind date in April. Scary. I could be mean and post the contents of some e-mails from after their second data, but I think I'll wait until they are married;-)

Oh, and I quit Lexmark. Well, I gave my boss notice. I'll probably end up doing this for another couple of weeks.

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Random note to Madison-area drivers. This city has a lot of bike lanes. That's good. However, they aren't only for bikes. To quote the signs, "Bicycles and right turns only". The key phrase here is RIGHT TURNS. What am I trying to say? If you're making a right turn, GET OVER. It amazes me how many people will happily make a right turn when there's a good car and a half of road between them and the curb. Not only is it confusing for people who actually *do* get over to turn left, but it blocks through traffic as well.

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Last night at dinner I saw a girl with a class of '07 letter jacket. I was class of '97. Damn.

BTW, I still can't rip audio with my CD-RW. I talked to Dennis, who has the same drive and the same OS, and his works fine. Hrmm.

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And I forgot to mention...replacing various exhaust pipes on the car cost me close to $350 today. Damn chemical reaction between iron and oxygen...

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I got suckered into the little secret santa thing at work, despite the fact that I said I wasn't going to do it. Damn peer pressure.

So OS X is currently giving me a major headache. I've got my Plextor CD-RW drive in (1210S), which worked flawlessly under OS 9. Under OS X it burns and reads data fine, but digital audio extraction ('ripping') causes the entire OS to freeze - something I didn't think OS X was supposed to do. I've tried flashing the firmware on the drive, switching which SCSI bus it's on (I have two cards), adding iTunes burning support, and playing with the SCSI termination, but nothing works. What the hell can it be doing that the entire OS freezes up? I thought perhaps it was an issue with the SCSI card, but the fact that it does the same thing on both cards and burning and data both work fine leads me to believe it isn't that.

I've thought about putting on some type of "what I'm listening to now" thing here, but I never get around to it. The tunes of the moment are Badfinger's No Dice and Straight Up (DCC gold versions, of course).

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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.