June 2008 Archive

no message

28 June 2008, 7:25 am
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An odd thing: the next time I turned my camera on after taking this photo, it also displayed a “no media” message (it had space for maybe 1 or 2 more exposures at the time). I thought it would be funny to juxtapose the two, so the next time I had another camera handy, I […]

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Toronto, Evening 1(b)

20 June 2008, 6:58 am
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From the main observation deck of the CN Tower

Did the pitch cross the plate?

(I might need to see the replay.) Looking down on Rogers Centre from the observation deck of the CN Tower.
Marty on the glass floor

It makes creaky noises when he steps on it. I’m not a steeplejack or anything, but I don’t generally […]

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Toronto, Evening 1(a)

16 June 2008, 7:30 am
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Looking up on our way to dinner after the storm:

As we walked by the BCE Place Galleria I said “Wow!” and we went in. I was immediately and forcefully reminded of Santiago Calatrava’s design of the Milwaukee Art Museum, especially Windhover Hall.

Turns out the architect was Calatrava.
Pierre Maraval’s Toronto’s Mille Femmes was hanging in the […]

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Toronto, Day 1

15 June 2008, 6:39 am
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I spent most of last week on the road doing usability testing for a software project in Toronto and Tampa.
This was my first look at Lake Ontario from the hotel:

To one side I could see Rogers Centre.

We talked about going to see a Blue Jays game (they were in town) but this didn’t exactly materialize.
After […]

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prepositional phrase overload!

14 June 2008, 8:06 am
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AHHH! Brain ’splodes!

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unprecognitive dream

4 June 2008, 5:15 am
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We were literally calculating an initial offer to make on the condo we’ve liked best so far, and late last night it suddenly went inactive on all the real estate web sites. I had a dream that at 3:21 am the property went back on the market. I woke up from the dream and it […]

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1 June 2008, 7:19 am
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So my wonderful girlfriend asked if Manny was still on #498, and I answered, “No, he got 499 in Seattle on Thursday* so he could do it with any swing,” and just at that moment a pitch crossed the plate and Ramirez thwacked it, and *whomp* there it was. . . and there it went.
The Manny Homerun […]

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