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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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    Tuesday, May 27, 2008  
    laptop lines
    We now have six vertical lines on the laptop.


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    Monday, May 26, 2008  
    baseball: personal longest game
    We went to see the Padres play the Reds yesterday afternoon (1pm start.) My parents came with us...they see a lot more games but mostly for the Two for Tuesday. We left at 7pm after 18 innings. Adrian Gonzalez hit a three run home run for the Padres to win. We all agreed it was the longest game we'd ever seen.

    The general rule in my opinion is that you can start cheering for either team after about 14 innings. We were mostly positive for Padres the entire game.

    Earlier in the year, I saw part of the 22 inning game on TV -- but went to sleep long before that game was over. I also attended one of the 13 inning games and left in the 12th. The Padres lost before I got back to my car.

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    Thursday, May 15, 2008  
    Movie: Cup Final
    A 1991 film about the Israeli war. Cup Final follows a prisoner on a trek to Beruit. The world cup soccer tournament ties the whole thing together. Fascinating and disturbing (in a thoughtful way.)


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    Friday, May 09, 2008  
    Book: The Known World
    The Known World by Edward P Jones is a haunting tale of the South. Henry Townsend, a free slave, runs his own plantation. The fictional county of Manchester Virginia comes to life. Frightening.


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    Sunday, May 04, 2008  
    Mudd reunion
    I went to my Harvey Mudd reunion yesterday. I was surprised how few people from my class showed up. And then by the time dinner came around, was surprised how many actually showed up. I'll have to work on making sure more of them are linked in.

    See you in five years! And I think the suggestion of having a picnic off-campus in the summer makes for a fine idea. Might be time for me to organize something. I you just invite people -- will they show up?

    The engineering department is going to kick off a "one in 1000" donation campaign. They want 1000 donations of $1000. Well, in 50 years -- assuming 50 engineering graduates... that means nearly 50% have to donation. Ambitious.

    The highlight of the day was Prof Benjamin and his mathemagics show. Someday I'll be able to square large numbers in my head, calculate the day of the week you were born, and more. I'm going to read his book Secrets of Mental Math

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    Friday, May 02, 2008  
    Movie: Iron Man
    We went this morning for work. Definitely a comic book film. It felt creative and fun with lots of explosions and special effects. Surprisingly, the story and characters stood up under the pressure. I had fun. I laughed. I cheered.


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    Movie: Ira Glass
    We went to see Ira Glass from This American Life (NPR and Showtime) live last night. Well, live except the west coast. It was an event broadcast to movie theaters. It was interesting to see someone when you used to only know their voice. The stories they told had images -- more like their TV show that we don't get because we don't subscribe to Showtime -- but otherwise were very similar to the radio show. We've now subscribed to the podcast so we don't miss any of the shows. TiVo for radio anyone?


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