So after missing my first flight from BOS->DTW I got on the second plane to MI. Eventually made it to the penuicon hotel with only a few hours delay. So that wasn't that shabby.

Met up with techieb0y, mary, jon787, and scott. We ran and got dinner and returned in time for a few talks that occurred in the evening. I wish I had gotten to the hotel earlier so I could have caught some of the earlier talks but such is life, maybe next time I will actually get to the airport on time. Once we got ...

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Penguicon cometh

Penguicon cometh and I will be there.

Should be a blast it has been 3 years since I was last at Penguicon.


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i might be busy

Now I just might be busy on 9/23.

Dream Girl

42.39561,-71.130509 is close to me
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[![](http://farm1.static.flickr.com/182/398286335_e8f5148d31_m.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/spi/398286335/ "photo sharing") [Gingersnaps](http://www.flickr.com/photos/spi/398286335/) Originally uploaded by [spi516](http://www.flickr.com/people/spi/).

In my rash of updating I can't forget the fresh gingersnaps I baked over Presidents day weekend. I \<3 long weekends. I totally enjoy baking but never find the time during the regular week or even on a regular weekend. However over the long weekend I just went crazy.

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a new toy

So last Friday I got a nice new toy. The Nokia n800 is a linux based
internet communicator. So far I really like it.

Here is Paul's weather page.

Full screen

Regular mode

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Just about two and a half weeks ago Amin, Bryan, I went to NYC to bum around for the weekend.

Went to the top of the Rockafeller center building.

Made a late night Times Square McDonalds run.

Found a nice bike.

Met a cool dude in the subway.
Found a Canada flag

Walked around Central Park.

Visited the NYPL
NYC Photo set

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[![](http://farm1.static.flickr.com/148/365912249_f3cf312b51_m.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/alecmcint/365912249/ "photo sharing") [DSC\_5568](http://www.flickr.com/photos/alecmcint/365912249/) Originally uploaded by [alecmcint](http://www.flickr.com/people/alecmcint/).

This is what I have been working on during the past year or so. Fun I tell ya.

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Moon + Venus

[![](http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/363855174_38c04920f1_m.jpg)](http://www.flickr.com/photos/spi/363855174/ "photo sharing") [Moon + Venus](http://www.flickr.com/photos/spi/363855174/) Originally uploaded by [spi516](http://www.flickr.com/people/spi/).

Last night I just happened to look out my living room window just a little while after the sun went down. I saw this nice view of the Moon and Venus. Even though it was insanely cold I was able to snap a few pictures.

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Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas one and all.

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So The The Daily Colbert Show Report tonight was pretty interesting. Stephen spent a good few minutes proving that the show was live. At least he isn't going to run away from the show and will stick around and blame the Dems for all the problems they have already caused. :)

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