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Ok, so from time to time (it's pretty rare, really) I actually wish I lived in a big city. This would be one of those times. Verizon is rolling out FTTP (fiber to your door) in select markets. $40/month for 5Mb/2Mb, and $50 for 15Mb/2Mb. No it's not a joke. It remains to be seen if any ports are blocked, however.

Of course, I'd be *more* than happy if I could just get 768k/768k DSL. Sure, I can *pay* for it, but I won't actually get those speeds.

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Sorry for the lack of updates...

So as of last Monday, we now have two turning circles a few blocks away. Ok, ok, "roundabouts". I didn't dismiss them completely when I first heard that's what the city was going to do (I think most people did), but I'll admit I was a bit skeptical. After living with them for close to a week, however, I must say I'm *really* impressed. I'm not sure if traffic levels are back to what they were before, but since the circles went in, I've never seen more than a couple cars waiting, and they still get through much faster than before. I'll admit being a little confused the first few times going through, but now that I'm used to it, they all seem to make perfect sense. Come try them out!

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Somebody on the other side of my cube wall just noted "Target is too expensive. Wal-Mart rocks."

I see.

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So I've been working here a whole year. That's kind of scary.

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We're back from a small Chicago getaway. It was nice to go away for a few days and have some fun. We went to the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. I liked the Field, but as I told Amy (in regards to the Shedd), after a while all fish start to look alike. Sadly we didn't get to the Museum of Science and Industry. And while we had planned to go up the Sears Tower, those plans got scrapped when we found out it would be well over an hour of waiting in line before we could go up.

On Friday we went to dinner at Sal & Carvão. Just think lots and lots of meat. We thought it was really good, although I wasn't terribly fond on the price.

Nothing else terribly exciting. At work Brett is out for the next two weeks getting married, and one of the other techs just started, so I have a bad feeling that things will be busy there.

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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.