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4/24/2001

Riding in the car with my four year old. It was raining, it was boring, I was sleepy and trying to find a way to stay awake. He gave it to me. Lucas sat in the back of the van and cheered on the raindrops as they raced across the window of the van. "GO! Yeah, come on! You can do it! YES! You won." Of course, the raindrop that made it across the window first was always the one he was cheering for. What a concept. If your team starts losing, cheer for the other team. Probably be a less stressful way for me to watch sports. The Wolves are proving that MN will most likely not win playoff games anytime soon. Too early to tell for the Twins, but they are off to a great start.
One of the local sports guys had a good answer to the question "What is wrong with the Timberwolves?" His response "Nothing, the other team is just better than them."
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4/19/2001

Bam. Got tools and developing like a madman. Got called a code-monkey yesterday. That was cool. Using FuseBox to develop this app and it rocks. If you use ColdFusion and you aren't using FuseBox, you are working too hard.

Awesome quote from Richard Boucher on China, "The United States is interested in productive talks and not just using the meetings ``as a forum for restating views that we've heard before,'' department spokesman Richard Boucher said. " I am so sick of hearing about the "Spy Plane" and China's rhetoric. As DickieB said, "ya ti da, ya ti da, ya ti da". Give us the plane back, quit your whining and accept the fact that we are going to watch your sorry asses, and close.

Here is a clue to the Chinese - you want us to stop flying so close to China, ok, we will, when you do the following:
Stop building and testing submarines developed specifically designed to operate in the littoral area around Taiwan and to destroy our Aircraft Carriers.
Stop building and testing missile technology that will have a profound impact on the "arms race in space"
Stop helping Iraq better their military infrastructure and offensive weapons of mass destruction
Stop training your military officers to believe that war with the US is inevitable and that their purpose is to prepare for that conflict.

I realize China is never going to stop these things, but then, why should we stop watching?

US NAVY INTEL "In God we trust, all others we monitor."

"Only silly spies fly around in a big propeller driven aircraft with the words "U.S. Navy" on the side in 8 inch letters."
Alan 7:28 AM | 0 comments | | AddThis Social Bookmark Button

4/06/2001

Welcome to Friday. Still don't have all the tools I need to do my work here at Argir. I can build web pages that access databases, but I can't build those databases. Up until yesterday I couldn't really even build web pages. Not because of the tools, because you can use notepad to build webpages, but because I didn't have anywhere to put them. No web server locally on my machine and none that I could get access to or figure out what the URL was if I did think I had access.

Kind of frustrating being here for a whole week and having only some word documents and drawings to show for it.

Buzzah!
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4/04/2001

The first day of my class at Rasmussen College. Excited and nervous. Since it is a class about the internet, email and the web, I expect that at least a couple of my students will find this page. I hope someone does in fact. As far as I am concerned, the internet is a learn by doing topic and not something that is easy to lecture about.

*Rasmussen Student - Extra Credit Point*
If you are one of my students and you found this, congratulations. You just earned a free point. email me with this word in the subject line "galoshes" and make sure to include your name in the message if it is not easily discernable from your email address.
**
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4/03/2001

Second day on the job. Got my pictures hung up, now I just need to get my computer set up the way I want it and get the software I need to do my work and I will be jazzed. Takes me about 15-20 minutes to get to work now, instead of 45-60 on a good day. Kewl!
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