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9/09/08 / Echo

11:09 PM Biked 24 miles today, according to my cyclocomputer!  Here’s a map: Speaking of maps, how is it that Google's are so much easier to use than both Yahoo!'s and Microsoft Live's?  I tried mapping this route first with Yahoo! and then with Live, and in both the format “Broadway and Arapahoe, Boulder, CO” [...]


Welcome to the day that comes only once every four years. 6:36 AM This is an article about a phone hacker (“phreaker”) from Boston who’s 17 and blind from birth. While I didn’t read the entire article and only skimmed through it, I did notice something peculiar in it. On the first page the author [...]

For rejected (and dejected) writers

From article: And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street, the first children’s book by Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, was turned down in the 1930s by 27 publishers, one of whom helpfully explained: “It is too different from other juvenile books on the market.” The 28th publisher took it, and in [...]

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