Saturday at Ben's

Ben had a party for jugglers and others.

I think his neighborhood is one of the few I've been around in recent years where you actually see kids outside playing. I've always wondered where they all were--do they lock them up inside all day?--but maybe I've just been walking through the wrong neighborhoods.

There was fire juggling. Noone got burned, but Noé got pretty sooty....

Thursday, June 23: The Sun Messengers

I always get a kick out of seeing the Sun Messengers play "Celebration" at Top of the Park. They may also still be Sara's favorite band, despite Big Will being no longer so big.

Wednesday, June 22: Steppin' In It, Princess Bride

"Steppin' In It", at Top of the Park, was another good band. I may have to finally admit that I've seen "The Princess Bride" as many times as I want to. Though somehow I still get a kick out of the duel, and a few of the other bits.

Sunday, June 19: Grievous Angel, Spider-Man

We showed up at Top of the Park in time for the second band, Grievous Angel, which was pretty good.

Spider-Man 2 was the movie. It didn't do much for me, though the villain was interesting.

Monday-Friday, June 13-17

Bakeathon week at work, preceded by a few days of testing and bugfixing, mostly reboot recovery stuff.

The week of bakeathon, though, I only did a little reboot recovery testing and mostly worked on ACLs. Both seem to be working reasonably well, though.

We also had a day-long pNFS meeting on Thursday, which was interesting.

testing, 1, 2, 3, testing

Just fooling around with gnome-blog-poster.

It works, except that images just get ignored. Hm, how to fix that?

previous homes

1975--1979? My old school has a website, which seems to depend on some immensely annoying flash to do some very simple navigation.



water, drupal

Some water main broke, so they're advising us to boil our water for a couple days while they wait for test results.

Drupal doesn't really seem to do all that much for me, so I maybe I'll try something else this weekend. Then I suppose I'll want to figure out how to export this stuff. Ho hum.

Stuff I'd like fixed: it doesn't handle images in entries so well. The "archives" thing is useless. Actually, it doesn't seem much better than just writing html. Hm.

Sunday: Taste of Ann Arbor, Buster Keaton, weather

I happened to notice yesterday a showing of a Buster Keaton movie at the Michigan Theater, with live accompaniment. We figured we'd go to "Taste of Ann Arbor" for lunch first.

"Taste of Ann Arbor" gives you the chance to eat on Main Street while standing up, in the sun and heat, amidst crowds of people, using some payment system that gives all the pleasures of dealing in a foreign currency with none of the bother of actually visiting a foreign country.

(OK, in its defense, there was a trebuchet flinging rubber chickens, which isn't something you see every day.)

Sara had a couple things; but thanks to Sara, I'd had a big pancake breakfast and figured I could hold out till dinner.

The movie, "the General", was great. Though I didn't understand why it had to be introduced by two people (a local film professor and the organist). It's not as though the movie particularly needs explaining. And I don't think they actually said much that you couldn't figure out on your own.

At night we had some nifty weather, one of the advantages of living in the midwest.

Saturday: Juggling, Silver Lake

It was a hot day, so after juggling Dave thought it'd be nice to drive out to Silver Lake. It's not wilderness, and not much to look at as far as I'm concerned--there's people everywhere, motorboats, developments around the lake, etc. But it was nice to splash around a bit in the hot weather.

We juggled a bit by the lakeside too, and I did a couple crosswords with Paul.


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