Archives: July 2003

Wed Jul 16, 2003

Something's wrong with the DMV

I need to go to the DMV for reasons I'm not going to get into just yet. The DMV wants you to make an appointment to see them, but appointments are scheduled 3 weeks or more out, so that has definitely lost much of its usefulness.

So I get to the DMV at 7:55 AM. I thought I would be there 65 minutes before they opened, but I was only 35 minutes before they opened. At this point, the line is already wrapped around the building. So I figure that it'll be 3 hours before I'm served. I abort my mission.

So the only way to get served at the DMV is to be there at least one hour before they open. Should it not be obvious to someone yet that something is broken? How long before you see people bring tents and camping out the night before?

Posted by: jav on Jul 16, 03 | 10:55 am | Profile

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Wed Jul 09, 2003

Published in MacTech

I'm now published in MacTech. It's very exciting. I started reading MacTech back in 1994. I always wanted to have an article in there, and now I do. There's no reason why I couldn't have had an article in there before, I just never wrote anything.

MacTech (formerly MacTutor) is a programming journal for the Macintosh.

I'm now a columnist it turns out. I wrote something called John And Pals' Puzzle Page. The name is from Kon and Bal's Puzzle Page which used to appear in Apple's develop magazine.

I hope I haven't gotten myself over my head. I had material for 2 months worths of columns in 2 days, but now my source of content has dried up, kind of. Hope it all works out.

Posted by: jav on Jul 09, 03 | 11:45 pm | Profile

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Mon Jul 07, 2003

Caught my Squirrel Burying Nuts

I have a pet squirrel I named Buddy. I keep him outdoors. Occasionally, I'll scatter some peanuts on my deck for him to find.

Sunday I left out some peanuts, and then walked to Starbucks. I got back just in time to see him with one of the peanuts, burying it in one of my planters.

Planter's Peanuts!

Posted by: jav on Jul 07, 03 | 12:25 pm | Profile

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