Haightlife

Tequila recommendations

August 20, 2006

When Rochelle and I go out, and especially when we travel, we often run into other tequila enthusiasts. Many of them are just beginning their appreciation of this fine spirit, and the number one question we get is “what is your favorite tequila?” We always disappoint, because we can never limit ourselves to one, or […]

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RailsConf 2006

June 29, 2006

Last weekend I was in Chicago for the first ever RailsConf, a gathering of about 600 people focused on developing web applications using the Ruby on Rails application framework. Other people are posting lots of details and thoughts (try clicking the RailsConf tag below), so I’ll just add a few deltas:

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What else has been slowing me down

May 9, 2006

A picture is worth a thousand words… And it comes off tomorrow morning in an hour!

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Up and down, up and down…

April 18, 2006

That’s been my DSL connection over the last few weeks. And since I self-host this site, on a cheap PC sitting on a shelf, Aldoblog has been up and down, too. Very irritating. The problem is the wiring. Our house is a 100+ year old Victorian, and all of our phone wiring (except for the […]

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Dude, you’re getting a MacBook Pro

April 5, 2006

I’m sure a million people will be linking today to the Apple announcement of Boot Camp, a new utility which now makes it both possible and easy to install Microsoft Windows XP onto an Intel-based Mac. I’m also sure most of them will put their amateur analyst hats on, and tell people what they think […]

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Tequila trails

December 20, 2005

Two years ago, Rochelle and I were held captive during the imfamous Tequila Hostage Crisis of 2003. This month an article in the San Francisco Cronicle describes a local journalist’s experience on a similar trip.

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Quotation of the year candidate

December 17, 2005

(Great idea is announced. Accolades all around.)

“Liquor is so inspirational!”

<beeep> (the sound of the Breathalyzer being initialized)

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Corporate drone

December 17, 2005

I was surprised to discover this evening that Rochelle’s very creative movie (given the constraints of our 1999 digital camera’s 10-second video limit) is not the top result for corporate drone on Google.

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Back, catching up

November 4, 2005

We’re back from Palm Springs, where we had a great time. The cats decided to let us live.

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Palm Springs!

October 12, 2005

Rochelle and I are currently in Palm Springs, on vacation for two weeks. So far we have done very little except eat and drink and sleep and…

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Cannoli

September 19, 2005

I tried ‘em. Ate 8 of ‘em. I agree with this guyRomolo’s Cannoli and Spumoni Factory in San Mateo makes great cannoli. The only competitive cannoli I’ve had is from Modern Pastry in Boston’s North End. Both are outstanding.

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Quotation of the year candidate

September 3, 2005

“That Luigi is a fat, filthy, disgusting animal. What did we ever do to deserve him?”

“I don’t know, but you must have been very bad in a previous life, because you have him, Basta, and me.”

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