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jgrafton
Who still reads this?

Of those who still read this, who hasn't yet followed me on Google+ or Twitter or Facebook, where I am far more prolific these days?

CHP excitement
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jgrafton
I was up in SF this evening to see a high school friend who was in town.

Coming home this evening on 101S, I was cruising in lane 2, tailing someone who was just about at my threshold for wondering if they were drunk: a bit inconsistent in speed, and slightly drifting in their lane. I eventually moved over to lane 1, intending to pass, and as I was doing so, I noticed a CHP cruiser move over to lane 3, about to pass them as well. (Who knows how long CHP had been tailing us...) I lifted off the gas, coasting down to the speed limit, and wondered to myself if the CHP would notice/care about the driver in front of us, but just as the CHP was about to pass, they seemed to reconsider, and tapped their brakes, pulled over into lane 2, and flipped on their lights. OWNED.

Not even ten miles later, I was again cruising along in lane 2, when I saw another CHP cruiser pass in lane 4 at high speed, clearly in pursuit. The cruiser crossed over to lane 2 ahead of me and quickly caught up with some traffic ahead. I then watched as the car immediately in front of the cruiser moved to lane 3, and as the cruiser followed to lane 3, I knew what was going to happen next. The car and cruiser both moved to lane 4, went below a dip, and by the time I saw them again, the cruiser's lights were flashing. I'm guessing in this case the driver was speeding? OWNED.

In any case, a very exciting drive home.

Carnival Updates
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jgrafton
I've bought plane tickets! I arrive in Pittsburgh on the afternoon of Wednesday the 14th of April, and I fly out late afternoon on Saturday the 17th of April.

Lodging is still somewhat fuzzy, but it sounds like I'll be able to crash somewhere. I guess I can't be particularly picky.

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There's a LiveJournal in my Buzz!

Edit: and apparently it propagates changes? That is frickin' cool.

Random life updates
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I guess it's time for another rather infrequent life update.

I have been working as the Assistant Stage Manager for the Palo Alto Players' production of Romeo and Juliet the last few weeks, continuing through next weekend. It has been pretty awesome! I missed doing tech, and it's really good having something outside of work to occupy my time as well. And now that I'm doing theatre proper, I'm learning quite a bit too. Plus, the play is pretty awesome, as are all the people working on it. Overall a win.

If you will be in the Bay Area this weekend or next, you should check it out! Obligatory link for more info.

Other random updates include that I am flying back home to Virginia for Thanksgiving this year; I fly in Wednesday morning, and fly out Sunday morning. (Between striking R+J and flying back east, the week of Thanksgiving is going to be very exciting...) It should be a grand old time, with lots of family (my brother's wife's family is coming, I believe, plus all the regular friends and associates), and I'm planning to go to the TJ04 5-year reunion as well. (Kinda freaky that it's already time for a 5-year reunion.)

I don't think I have much else to say besides this. Work keeps me busy, though it's fun, so I can't really complain.

I still haven't figured out what I'm doing for the Christmas/New Year's holidays, though I am reasonably sure I am returning to Virginia at least for Christmas. Ideas?

In closing, a surprise in Mountain View.Collapse )

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This evening on twitter, some accidental lulz happened.

It all started when a coworker brought his "brand new" Polaroid camera to dinner, and took a picture of a few of us.

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Edit 2337: I volleyed back!

breaking the silence
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I think my new favorite LJ feed is bigpicbostglobe.

Pittsburgh!
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For those of you who don't follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I am now in Pittsburgh and will be here until next Sunday, the 19th.

Whee!


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jgrafton
Incredibly useful advice for LJ paid users who use iPhones or Android devices: a sane custom style.

Of course, it is too much to expect LiveJournal themselves to write a style like this; LiveJournal is effectively in maintenance mode now anyway.

That is all.

laptop and battery woes, continued
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jgrafton
So, it seems that the current battery in my laptop really is dead - it doesn't hold a charge at all anymore, nor does it charge. Fine; I ordered a new battery.

This is what arrived today. I don't think I'm going to use it.
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