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Sat, Oct. 30th, 2010, 09:53 am
Rally for sanity

In on honor of the rally. I am sending out a rare political sentiment.

Think like Andy Grove, act like F.D.R.

"Only the paranoid survive"- Andy Grove

"The only thing you have to fear, is fear itself" - F.D.R.

Repost if you agree.

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Tue, Jun. 29th, 2010, 08:34 pm
Assessor

I got a letter from the Assessor's office.  My place is now officially worth less than what I paid for it, 10 years ago.    I am not sure how I feel about that.  I don't plan on selling any time soon, but it would be nice to have the option.  I doubt I would see any return on this investment for at least another 5 years.

Mon, Jun. 21st, 2010, 11:51 am
iOS 4

 I updated my iPhone to iOS 4.  Now all my contacts that were there via google sync are gone.  So is Apple being the asshole or is Google?  I assume this is because Apple has stopped supporting Microsoft exchange and is instead supporting Carddav.  Now the question is will google support Carddav or will I have to start double entering my contacts.

Thu, Dec. 24th, 2009, 12:54 pm
Alice (Syfy miniseries)

I finally got around to watching Alice.  It was a fun, surreal, little ditty.  I did love the sets in wonderland.   The story was a bit overwrought and kitchy whatever that means.

Thu, Dec. 3rd, 2009, 01:29 pm
justice

This is a bit trite. But I think I disagree with a lot of people on this subject.
Life is not fair, and that is okay. I don't think life should be fair. A world where fairness is enforced would be a horrible place. We already have to many laws, to many judges, and to many people locked up.

There we will always be inequities no matter what. that is okay, giving up the fight is not

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Sat, Nov. 7th, 2009, 06:16 pm
carne asada

The local street cat at hydration is in the process of training me on how to pet her. She is siting in my lap while I pet her. Ahe extends her claws while lightly scratching my forearm, All the while staring me straight in the eye. So I stroke her fur with my nails instead of my palm. She then purrs herself to sleep.

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Tue, Oct. 20th, 2009, 11:55 am
this is why I love my job

yesterday I got a new project. when I first got it I thought it was hopeless, and I would have to abandon the application. by the end of the day I knew exactly what to do. I love finding solutions to problems. I wrote up the response this morning. now I just have to wait and see if the patent office agrees with me. of course that will probably be 6 months from now.

i am using my iPhone to post this because my work blocks sites like this. they I think I should be spending all my time on work tasks. they are right of course. to bad they don't give me enough work to keep me busy.

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Sat, Oct. 17th, 2009, 04:45 pm
the inputs

movie: I just watched Flashback of a Fool. I liked it. A bit about self-indulgence
books: I just go volume 1 of Bloom County. It has a little bit of Academic Waltz but not the whole series which is to bad. I just finished reading Unseen Academicals which was a nice bit of fluff.
music:  I went to see Brigitte Handley and the Dark Shadows last night.  They were pretty good.
politics:  i wish the news would start posting names about which politicians are that are opposing the bills.  It would also be  nice to know who their opposition is. 

Thu, Jul. 23rd, 2009, 01:02 am
Margret Cho

Margret Cho has a new show, Drop Dead Diva.  I love her.  But the show is a Lifetime Channel girlie freak show. 

Mon, Jul. 13th, 2009, 09:37 pm
High Rise Condos in Downtown San Jose

Although they are impractical for me.  I like to keep an eye on the high rise condos that have been built in Downtown San Jose.  I have seen a lot of puff pieces in the San Jose Mercury and elsewhere about the performance of these properties.  I have not seen any data about how they have been selling.  So I took it upon myself to check out the assessor's office data on these properties.  There are four complexes in downtown San Jose that include:  The 88; The Axis; City Heights; and Three Sixty Residences.  Three Sixty Residences hasn't started selling.

Since June of 2007 a total of 635 units have been built and put on sale in Downtown San Jose.
109 of these units have been sold.
City Heights has sold 57 out of 125 units since June 2007.
The Axis has sold  45 out of 330 units since August 2008.
The 88 has sold 7 out of 180 units since May 2009.

Chart of sales

Given the current state of sales I don't think all the inventory will be sold until 2015,
Of course once Safeway comes in things might change.
Things might also change once 360 recidences start selling.
It is to early to tell what is really happening with The 88.

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