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    Howdy. This is Bob. The Bob of Bob Blog. This blog contains about five minutes of my thoughts each day. A record. A history. And occasionally worth reading.

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    Friday, September 23, 2005  
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    One of the easier ways to give back to the world is to donate blood. I gave a pint today. And now that I'm no longer a risk due to travelling to India (malaria) I try to donate every 8 weeks. OK -- when it is really convenient or Sophia forces me because she set up a blood bus at her work.

    SOE brings a blood bus to us every couple of months. No excuse not to donate. I think this is time #5 for me. Go Bob! Remind me in early December to donate again.

    Hurricane Rita is coming ashore tonight. I hope there isn't any need for rescue operations and the like. It looks like it will make land near Beaumont Texas. That's were Tish used to live. And my mom used to say, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." That's about Beaumont not Tish.

    I didn't really know much about the scheme for naming hurricanes before this year. They have a list of 21 names that start with a unique letter of the alphabet (q,u,x,y,z are skipped) and go in order. The names are reused every six years and are retired if the storm is memorable. And if I recall correctly, Bob was the first male hurricane in 1978. Go Bob!

    Part III? Nope. We got our bonus checks for hitting the expansion milestone today. I should be out drinking. But see item #1. I think the majority of it is going to go into the Sea Ranch Fund. I can see myself living along the northern California coast. My only issue right now is figuring out what I'll be doing to make money if we move.

    I hit a homerun today at work by finding the root cause of an issue we'd been having with the Asian language servers. Ends up, there was a configuration/distribution error since beta. I need to have more confidence that code isn't the problem if I can't reproduce a problem locally. Especially if it is something that is easy to reproduce on a live server.

    Finally, the Padres are potentially going to win the NL West this year. Perhaps with a losing record -- first time ever for that to happen. They won again tonight to stay 5 games ahead of San Francisco. Playoff tickets go on sale Oct 1st at 9am.

    The Rockies have been eliminated (sorry Dottie). The Dodgers will be eliminated tomorrow if the Friars win or LA loses. The Padres have 2 more games after tonight against the Diamondbacks, 4 against the Giants, and 3 against the Dodgers. Plenty of time to fall apart or start the momentum for the playoffs. Even if they just win 1 game in each of the series it will be awfully tough for the other teams to catch them.

    Maybe I'll try to catch a game this week?

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