November 19th, 2002

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Nano Nano

Okay, I guess someone has to do that Mork of Mork and Mindy impression sooner or later. :) NaNoWriMo update for this evening: I added 4,375 words for a total of 47,115 words. Everything's coming together now and I know how it will end, even if it will be a different ending from the one I was thinking of last Friday. So it should be a piece of cake. Add to that a prologue, which I never got down to writing, and an epilogue and it should be over 50,000 words. There are also a number of loose ends and oddities in there that may have to wait for next year's NaNoWriMo.

Since the client software is now available and reasonably far along the way into beta, I have started running ECC2-109. It's the successor to the ECCp project to solve yet another challenge by Certicom.

And finally, I've hit 3,000,000 keys, according to Project Dolphin. Mostly due to NaNoWriting, I'll bet.

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So is Hillsdale a hill or a dale?

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Bill found my bill today. A Where's George bill, that is. He's a fellow geocacher so it's neat that he also found a WG bill. And understandably, he's ecstatic as it's his first Wild (i.e. found in the wild) George.

Anyway, to those who are reading this, if you happen to find a bill stamped or written with the URL, please save it and enter it at the website. It most likely won't be mine but who knows? You may make someone else happy. Or the bill may have come from an interesting place or person and it'll be a good conversation piece for an LJ entry. How likely are you to find a Where's George bill? It depends... may be very rare in some locations or may be pretty common in others, but when it happens, it will be a surprise.

Had a coupon so I went out to Bourbon Street in Hillsdale for lunch. That's the name of a New Orleans French Quarter themed restaurant and bar, not a street in Hillsdale. :) Along the way, I took a glance at Durie Motors. The large plushies are not there any more. They used to have a convertible in the showroom with an enormous lion sitting in it. With all the auto financing deals going on these days, I was wondering if I could get 0% financing on... the car? No, the stuffed animal. Maybe someone else beat me to it. :)

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Skunk Outside

One of the joys of suburban living in North Jersey... there was a skunk on the lawn outside the window tonight. Too dark to take a good photo but a bit of manipulation with Paint Shop Pro's histogram functions and this is what I got... Blurry skunk picture...Collapse )

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