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can anyone in Raleigh seen the Ron Paul blimp from where they're at?

http://ondecember16th.com/archives/43

9:01AM EST–Blimp took off for its flyover of Raleigh 2 minutes ago.

1:20PM EST– The blimp should now be a few minutes into its fly around of Raleigh, NC. On a side note Elijah is working on getting streaming coverage on Justin.tv/RonPaulBlimp from inside and outside of the blimp live. He is also working on setting up the GPS.

I can't see it, but I'm outside of Raleigh proper as well.
dexter

And people at work wonder why I don’t use live.com

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Search strings:

  • 38.897644, -77.035722
  • +38° 53′ 51.52″, -77° 2′ 8.60″
  • 38 53′ 51.52″ N 77 2′ 8.60″ W

maps.google happily accepts all of those (and many others, I’m sure) and brings up that map.

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What do I get with live.com?  North Dakota and Oregon

 

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It seems, at best, odd that if I’ve already done the geocoding for you, that you can’t take coordinates and show me that map.  Lots of people have GPS’s these days.

And, of course, the best proof of all - “it works with Google” :)

dexter

Using google against itself for fun and profit

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This was a fun spam to get in my gmail account - from google.com

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It was a nice touch that the account name was “picasateam” just to help even more with the sense that this was real.

I’ve always found it interesting when people would trust a given company or financial institution less because of people sending spam claiming to be that company (PayPal, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, etc.). Now I wonder if it’ll happen to Google… well, and how long they take to shut down this kind of “hole”.

dexter

And people wonder why I want to live there.

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Since our forecast is full of thunderstorms and highs in the 90’s, I figured it was yet another time to go check what my wish-list home town was looking forward to:

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It shouldn’t be surprising - notice that bottom-left chunk that’s actually got reasonable temperatures?  Yup, that’s it.  The 10-minute drive to Tijuana is a nice bonus.

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dexter

The pri0 pressure is getting to me

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James Manning [4:23 PM]:
any idea if the way to call PPE with “quiet” has changed recently?
James Manning [4:23 PM]:
I vaguely remember it changing (because it broke us in the past), but I don’t remember for sure
Mike Kok [4:23 PM]:
No idea.
James Manning [4:23 PM]:
liar!
James Manning [4:23 PM]:
tell me the truth!
James Manning [4:23 PM]:
now!
James Manning [4:24 PM]:
I can tell you’re lying
James Manning [4:24 PM]:
your eyes shifted to the lft
James Manning [4:24 PM]:
left, too
James Manning [4:24 PM]:
your nose twitched, too
James Manning [4:24 PM]:
i can tell, even from my office over here
James Manning [4:24 PM]:
I have an intricate system of mirrors
James Manning [4:24 PM]:
don’t try to find them, i’ve hidden them far too well
James Manning [4:25 PM]:
i’m a friggin’ evil genius i tell you
James Manning [4:25 PM]:
…. maybe it’s time to switch to decaf
Mike Kok [4:25 PM]:
Um…
Mike Kok [4:25 PM]:
Yeah

dexter

Math’s not her strong suit, it would seem.

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From today’s article:

Apple’s Windows Safari: 3 patches, 1 million users

Jo Best, ZDNet Australia

15 June 2007 12:02 PM

According to Apple, the browser reached the landmark one million figure in the first 48 hours after release. Despite its six-figure downloads, Safari for Windows is a long way off the glory of Apple’s biggest Mac-to-PC crossover hit, iTunes, which has been downloaded over 500 million times by Windows users.

I apparently want to go work at ZDNet since a six-figure salary there is apparently at least one million a year! ;)

dexter

Since FSJ took it down

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Take that, Zunetards

from The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs by Steve

Okay, Microsoft, so you think you’re pretty cool because you managed to get some poor gormless fatty to tattoo himself with a Zune symbol? Well guess what? We’ve got a cutter. Yup. A bona fide total bad-ass Trent Reznor-loving Goth chick with an eating disorder, piercings, fake red hair and a half dozen personalities. And she’s friggin hot. Her name is Megan O’Rourke and she’s our VP of customer experience. She cut herself this morning to show that nobody is going to out-bad-ass Apple. Nobody. You get a tattoo? We carve our bodies.

Megan is one of our youngest VPs. She’s seventeen years old and lives in a halfway house in Campbell. Her parents threw her out after they caught her using crystal meth. Six months ago she showed up at 1 Infinite Loop and threatened to set herself on fire outside the building unless we gave her a job. I hired her on the spot. “Cutter Girl,” I said, “you are totally what our brand is all about.”

Today she sent me this photo via email, asking me to put it on my blog. Under the photo she wrote, “I did this for you, Steve.”

Cutter Girl Megan, I love you too. Stay strong.