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Entries from October 2008

Don’t blame me, I didn’t send it!

October 26th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Suddenly this morning I started receiving “Undeliverable” messages from email servers all around the world, many of them complaining that I’m sending spam, or sending to expired email addresses. The messages were coming in at several per minute, flooding my inbox. In a half hour I had a few hundred. One’s first thought when this […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

New BlackBerry Flip

October 14th, 2008 · 19 Comments

I got another phone yesterday, the new BlackBerry Flip. It’s a full-featured BlackBerry phone in a flip (clamshell) format — the first flip BlackBerry on the market. I used to have a Kyocera 7135 flip Palm phone. It seemed small when I bought it, but this one is much smaller, and very light. I think […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

A Nursing Job

October 11th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Gisele’s sister Angela fell last week and broke her arm. Gisele flew up to San Francisco today to spend a week with her, helping out until she is feeling better. So I’m a bachelor/single father/dog sitter this week. I think Gisele is glad to have an excuse to visit her sister anyway!

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Tags: Family Updates

Obama and Bradley

October 4th, 2008 · 14 Comments

Tom Bradley ran for governor of California in 1982. Bradley, a black man, was leading in the polls by over 10%. However, he lost the election. The so-called Bradley Effect was named after this event. In several other elections in the US the actual votes received by African Americans was significantly less than polls predicted. […]

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Tags: Opinion