Friday, October 26

I finished my pastrami sandwich and my Coors Light and left the Pub after an inning or two, but I understand the Rockies lost again last night.

I’m always bemused by this thing that happens. Prior to a couple of weeks ago, I might not have sworn to you that I didn’t know a single person in town who cared about baseball (in general) or the Rockies (in particular), but I would nonetheless have been reasonably sure that it was true.

p1k3 / 2007 / 10 / 26

wednesday, october 24

in the distance, there is snow on
the mountains

the foreground is an asphalt parking lot
and the leaves at the heart
of boulder's creek-path domestication

well into turning, they flash
and almost seem to burn in the sunlight,
some already like a kind of ash.

p1k3 / 2007 / 10 / 24
tags: topics/boulder, topics/colorado, topics/poem

Sunday, October 14

The other month, I happened to subscribe to Danny Yee's book review mailing list. I mostly ignore the dozen or so lists I'm still on, and I'm not sure why I felt this would be any different, but I've found myself paying attention every time a review shows up.

Recent volumes have included:

I have yet to track down any of these books and actually read them, but I feel just a tiny bit smarter knowing they exist.

p1k3 / 2007 / 10 / 14
tags: topics/history

Tuesday, October 9

I just started working part-time at Sparkfun Electronics. It is by far the most SFnal work environment I have had (in the Robert Heinlein Engineering Story sense), although my responsibilities are in the relatively mundane fields of web applications and busted-ass workstations.

Just down the road from Sparkfun, there is a school building (dated 1911 and sitting on a couple of acres) up for sale. If you, dear reader, have a million bucks burning a hole in your pocket and feel deeply averse to profit, perhaps you should contact me about a unique opportunity to underwrite the physical plant of a moderately anarchic educational facility, practically guaranteed in future years to become a Boulder County institution.

p1k3 / 2007 / 10 / 9
tags: topics/sfnal, topics/sparkfun

Thursday, October 4

It has lately occurred to me that I really ought to have a personal research agenda of some sort.

p1k3 / 2007 / 10 / 4