Good Luck, Mr. President

I just want to wish incoming President Obama all the best. He has made a lot of noise about changing the way things are done, and I hope he can stick to that. Along those lines, he has made a lot of announcements that, frankly, haven stolen the thunder of my 2012 campaign, like a bipartisan cabinet and lobbyist restrictions. And I will be truly grateful when he brings me my internet.

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Game Review: Portal / Orange Box

My wife found a cheap copy of the Orange Box, from Valve.  It actually contains 3 full games (Half-life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Portal) and two large expansions for HL2 (ep. 1 & 2) -- a lot of content. There was only one reason I wanted the game:  Portal.  I heard from friends and reviews about the thing, so I had a feeling I'd like it.  I did.  Great writing and mind-bending (but not too mind-bending) make for a fun game. Read the rest of this entry »

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Internet 1, Pat 0

Of course, the $170/month internet doesn't work. Turns out, Verizon claimed near 100% V-Cast (EVDO Rev.A) coverage of Sainte Genevieve county. They're lying. While we were able to get a signal, we could never acquire a digital signal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Never underestimate the bandwidth…

I'm so excited.  UPS says my Internet will arrive in a truck on Monday.  It's already at Nashville! The title, of course, is a reference to that oft-heard saying, probably by Dennis Ritchie.

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Chicago Arrival…

We made it safely to Chicago today.  We're up on the 29th floor!  Pretty nice.  Thanks to Jim, Stacy, and everyone else who helped in the process of making Pat survive the big city!  By the way, no internet access in room?  What is that about?

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