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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


There will be OSCON posts here, I posted one last night but it got “unformatted” so I have to re-write it. Check in later today if you want to hear more about my experiences at OSCON.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 6:16 pm  

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

OSCON 2008 – Keynote Night

I’m at OSCON 2008 right now, which is a great conference if you are an open-source hippie like me. I’m attending the late opening keynotes now, and Mark Shuttleworth just talked about how we need to give agile programmers a break, because even though they might write crappy code, it’s more about providing new features. See the rest after the jump.


posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 9:18 pm  

Friday, July 18, 2008

Poochies Car Show

Tonight was one of Poochies (a hot dog stand in Skokie) car show nights.  We all went, had dinner at Poochies, and then sat in chairs by our car and watched the people go by.

There is a lot of interest in these old sedans, and about half the people who came by were encouraging me to not paint the car.  Hmm.  As you know from the pictures, the car is severely sunburned.  So I figured it was a given that I should paint it sometime.  But there seems to be a lot of interest in this car as a “survivor” – basically a last remaining, unrestored factory orginal.  It certainly is rare – trying to find another one (as a donor for spare parts) has been futile since only 2-3 have listed on eBay in the last year.

I’m still thinking it over.

The other half want me to paint it cherry red or baby blue.  Hrm.  But everyone agrees, the push-button transmission is cool.

So, a fun time was had by all tonight.  No pics (they wouldn’t look any different than the last ones I posted, since I haven’t done anything yet except put the Illinois plates on it.)

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 9:08 pm  

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lincolnwood Carnival

Last Sunday, we (Aaron and Mike) went to the Lincolnwood (IL) summer carnival.  I must say it was a bit of a disappointment this year… the rides are getting kind of weary, they don’t have much to ride, and the games are just getting ridiculously expensive. 

That said, for the short time we were there, Aaron took two rides, we ate lunch, played a couple games, and then left.  

If that narrative hasn’t piqued your interest yet, you’re out of luck, because the pictures are gone.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 7:42 pm  

Friday, July 11, 2008

4th of July Weekend Wrap

As I said, we went to Stevens Point and Rome, Wisconsin for our 4th of July vacation.  We stayed at a hotel because as you may or may not remember, the chumps in the Town of Rome kicked us campers out two years ago.  Ironically, that decision was overturned by an appellate court this year.  But too late, we’ve already sold our camper. 

Anyway, the Anderson’s hung on to their property, so we stayed there during the day and went to our hotel in Steven Point in the evenings.  During the day, it was swimming on the beach and of course the kids collecting up as much dirt as possible.  

Pictures HERE

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 11:15 am  

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

4th of July Weekend

We’ll be in Wisconsin celebrating Independence Day.  Boating at Lake Camelot, fireworks at Wisconsin Rapids and of course swimming in the hotel pool!  We’ll take pictures of course, watch for them after we get back.

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 7:23 pm  

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