WEEK 40 2009
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- a long busy day. I picked up the boy - young man, really - and took
him to the dojo early. He's been practicing hard all this last month,
and was battered and bruised. His left wrist was swollen and packed in
ice, and there were traces of a split over his left eye. But he was
game, excited to test, and looking pretty darned toned.
And it went well. It was a two hour event, and there were a few others
testing as well, but he looked good and got the belt. It's startling
how quickly kids grow up. From the chubby little boy to a rather
formidable young man, in an eye blink. Somebody you'd not want to meet
in an alley, somebody you'd want on your side.
But, his mother said, she was proudest not of his passing the test, but
of the kindness and support he showed to some little kids that were
testing as well. It's all about character in the end, and he has plenty
Friday 2 October
- about a half day of work, then off to Lancaster. There is an
LPAC performance, and I am designated photographer for a friends son,
who is testing for his brown belt in karate in Okinawa-te this weekend.
The kitten investigates a potted plant.
Thursday 1 October
- a long day at work, but things are finally starting to move on various projects, long delayed.
A group of us from work went out to dinner in the evening at the Olive
Garden. It was jammed, but after a long wait we had a very nice
- another crazy day. A beautiful evening though, warm and balmy, with a half moon and Jupiter high in the sky.
Another Dodger loss. A complete blow-out. Colorado won, of course.
Programming Links -
- Hacking the WRT54G
- Hacking the Kindle.
- Hacking the Sony Reader.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
- Stupid Dodgers, a magic number of 1, and they can't clinch.
They lost again, to the Padres. If this is what they do under the
relatively minor pressure of late season, what chance to they have in
the post season?
Looks like a conjuction with the moon and Jupiter two or three degree's apart.
Monday 28 September 2009
- back to work.
Sunday 27 September_2009
- more small chores and cleaning up about the house. The fridge is
pretty much bare, but I didn't have time to do any shopping, so...
I watched the 49ers' play the Vikings in the afternoon. The Niners'
lost to the Vikings, in a last second TD throw by Bret Favre, but the
take-away from the game for me is that San Francisco is back as a
credible team. Their coaches time management was bad - they should have
done anything to avoid giving the ball to Bret Favre with 1:30 still on the clock!
Book #58 was
Inc., In Action, and #59
both again by Robert Asprin. MIIA
was book #7, or so, in the 'Myth'
series and the last I own. As I mentioned last week, short and not
particularly impressive. I'm glad to be done with the series, and
tossed the paperbacks - I need the shelf space.
was the start of another Asprin series, and was in tone and style much
like the Myth series. Eh. I tried to read a second in the series, but
gave it up as a waste of time. Into the trash basket.