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Thursday trivia #108

First, my thoughts and condolences are with the families of the pilots killed in the Westwind II crash at Huntsville yesterday. 
  • I don’t normally post on political topics here… but if you believe that six key IRS employees just happened to lose all of their email, at the same time, in a manner that’s not recoverable, then I have some hope and change I’d like to sell you. Government agencies and large companies pay large sums of money to prevent exactly that type of occurrence.
  • This looks pretty interesting: “Loss of Signal: Aeromedical Lessons Learned from STS-107
  • Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the first successful demonstration of an autopilot. We’ve come a long way since then.
  • Having two teenage sons both driving has reacquainted me with all the reasons I don’t like auto insurance companies. Every six months, when I write that check, my dislike for them peaks.
  • I’m loving the World Cup, but oddly I don’t care much about soccer in general. Go figure. I must be an American.


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Thursday trivia #18

  • I just discovered Pandora’s QuickMix channel. Heaven help me; I can’t see how I missed it.
  • At the end of May, I was down a little over 10lbs. I’ve dropped 6 more since then.
  • For the last couple of weeks I’ve spent my evenings contributing to an as-yet-unreleased iPhone app for the church. If you want to see what kinds of bugs I’ve been fixing, see the public list. Rest assured that I’ll be posting a link to the app once it hits the App Store, hopefully in a week or so.
  • It’s that time of year. What time, you say? Time to order The Year’s Best Science Fiction, of course. Every July, like clockwork.
  • Also, I’ll be ordering this bio of Robert A. Heinlein.
  • I have a huge backlog of blog posts on various topics. Perhaps I’ll get to some of them in the next couple of months. Perhaps I’ll need a gentle reminder.
  • Tomorrow I should be picking up an Xbox 360 slim. Gamestop has a great trade-in deal running until Sunday, so I’m just getting in under the wire.
  • This blog post is now diamonds.

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