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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I <3 webcams

Video chat rooms at Ustream
Mudflats points out one of the most compelling webcams ever. Watch the chat on the side, there were 330 viewers when I looked at 7:45am. People around the world are watching this Portland OR front yard.

About Obama Sign CCTV 1

Here's the story. We got an Obama sign a few months ago and it was stolen off our lawn within five days. Just yesterday we got another one (after searching for some time) and put it up on the lawn again. This morning it was gone, so we decided we'd make our own homemade sign and set up a camera to catch the thief in the act.

Monday, September 22, 2008

R.I.P. James Crumley

"When I finally caught up with Abraham Trahearne, he was drinking beer with an alcoholic bulldog named Fireball Roberts in a ramshackle joint just outside of Sonoma, California, drinking the heart right out of a fine spring afternoon."

James Crumley died this past week, one of my all-time favorite authors. David McCumber gave him a fine send off in the Seattle PI. I can't say I knew him well, or we were best buds, but I did get to meet him once. And I did get to go drink at Charlie's years ago.

The New York Times ran an obit today also. I knew this day would be coming, but, Damn.