June 2nd, 2007

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I forget where I found this picture of a psycho rodent, but I love it.

Nice long day of doing not too much - BHK and I spent the bulk of the afternoon sipping iced sun tea and reading our books - I polished off both Farewell Summer and Gavagan's.

Farewell Summer was a nice re-visitation to the Dandelion Wine realm, but not nearly as great. I'd give it a 7 out of ten, which is still pretty dang good, with moments of fives and eights. Very minimalist text, and an ending which fits the story, but is still rather lackluster for me. I'm all for the bits about birthday cake.

Gavagan's was idea-rich, solid centers but with a lot of weaker endings. Some really cute concepts, and one or two really good stories.

It was nice to spend a day of true rest. Our only trip outside the house was to get some rice for dinner - BHK whipped up some thai-style veggies in red curry. Good stuff. Photos to follow, most likely. TD will have to visit sometime soon, so we can make more. We drove by the boardwalk to listen to the live music, but my favorite sensory assault wasn't on the ears, but on the nose... funnel cake was cooking up a storm... I couldn't bear to eat any regular or tiny-pony brain type, however... the key lime bars had already saturated my powdered sugar tolerance for a while.

Danny got quite a boost as a result of his most recent teacher of the year award... a more than 35% pay raise, for one thing. Looks like he will be coming up to visit us sometime either this or next month for a week. I look forward to taking him out and about to DC and other hangouts, but especially to just being able to goof with him in person again.

Speaking of Bradbury - Fahrenheit 451 misinterpreted.

Something I can use at the new gig - Flex-based SQLAdmin for Google Gears ( Google Gears (BETA) is an open source browser extension that enables web applications to provide offline functionality using following JavaScript APIs: - Store and serve application resources locally, Store data locally in a fully-searchable relational database, Run asynchronous Javascript to improve application responsiveness)

DocMorph, from the NIH, converts files into PDF, TIFF, text, or synthesized speech through a Web browser. Or download MyMorph software to convert multiple files.

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