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Did I mention I'm writing a new novel? | April 30, 2004
I am, and it's actually going remarkably well - I've pumped out almost 20,000 words in the last two weeks, in fact, most of it surprisingly satisfying for first-draft stuff. I know it's affecting how often I post journal entries...

Ah, the Brew-N-View. | April 26, 2004
I just went again last night, as a matter of fact, and realized it's been awhile since I've written a little ode to my favorite institution in Chicago, so I thought I'd do so again for all you new readers...

Jason Pettus, urban gardener. | April 23, 2004
So I've been hanging out with this guy Dave recently. He's an old college buddy of my friend Garth, who I originally met while he was working for the Lego Corporation in the Netherlands and visiting Chicago occasionally. Now he...

I just learned about ubiquitous computing this weekend. | April 19, 2004
Oh, you don't know what ubiquitous computing is, either? Also known as glanceable computing, it's the latest brainchild from our friends at Xerox PARC, the same thinktank that originally invented the graphical user interface metaphor (desktops, folders, files, etc) that...

Long live the amateur programmers. | April 16, 2004
I've discovered this really interesting thing about my Treo 600 since receiving it about two weeks ago; namely, the device has gotten so popular, so quickly, and there's such a dearth of software available for it, that an entire community...

I met with the British Consulate yesterday. | April 14, 2004
Yeah, I know! My capacity for random adventures seems to be never-ending these days. It all came about, unsurprisingly, because of my friend Garth, who met a woman named Olivia from the Chicago British Consulate as part of his job...

I had a surprisingly traditional Easter weekend. | April 12, 2004
And by "surprisingly," I mean that I don't usually celebrate Easter - my family is just not a very religious one, and so we usually celebrate only the more secular holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. I had no plans to...

Guess who got a Treo 600? | April 9, 2004
That's right, it's me! It was my birthday present from my parents this year, along with a year's worth of service on T-Mobile - and really, a greater birthday gift has never quite been matched in all of human endeavor....