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Bittersweet night tonight. We are going to our first Braves game this year, and its
on the day they declare a strike date. How wonderful. I really think
the week preceding August 30th, everyone should return their tickets
to the box office. Don’t go to the games, don’t even watch them on
TV. I have little sympathy for either side of this situation, and I’d
like them both to realize that they are now tap-dancing on some
seriously thin ice. Cal Ripken and the beating of Maris’ home run
record aren’t happening again, so there is no deus ex machina to save
them from the antipathy of bans. See what the MLB organization has to say about
it. This whole thing just makes me sick.

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Today I got e-mail informing me that
Open Cola
is in beta. To be honest, I signed up for this so long
ago that I had forgotten about it. I tried to install it and get
registered but the registration server timed out. It’s quite possible
that they are overloaded from just getting fired up. I’ll try at 6 AM
tomorrow, when I’m sure fewer geeks are active. This is the company
that Cory Doctorow cofounded, he who writes good SF and also has one of
the
pre-eminent blogs.

Oh my god, Cory points out the Hello
Kitty USB hub
. Dear lord I want one. As you type on the keyboard,
Hello Kitty moves and shakes around. I’m an easy mark, aren’t I?