31.August.2004 - Arnold for President! Impressive speech. I'd vote for him right now.
30.August.2004 - My new monitor arrived today: the one mentioned/ordered back on the 21st. Woohoo! I'm diggin' it. Been wanting a flat-panel for a long time. Using it right now. Makes the site look crisper/sharper. Seems like a whole new computer. Seems more high-tech than a lunky CRT.
29.August.2004 - The Dog sent an email last night saying he was going to participate in today's demonstrations for this week's Republican National Convention (RNC) held at Madison Square Garden. "Watch for me on C-span," he said. The remainder of today's post is blogged here:> The Dog Protests the RNC in NYC
27.August.2004 - Went to Humphreys last night: Humphreys-by-the-Bay on Shelter Island in San Diego (San Dayglo). One of the best venues to see a jazz concert: under the stars, right on the water, adjacent to the boats/marina, with the sun setting behind the stage, as the sky turns purple, orange, turquoise, black. See here.
25.August.2004 - Received a pop-up in my system tray today that said: Updates ready for your computer. Click here to download. I clicked the icon and noticed the update was for Windows XP Service Pack 2. The Download button was highlighted, but I chickened out and clicked Cancel instead.
21.August.2004 - Ordered a new monitor today. Had been using a CRT forever (19-inch Iiyama Vision Master Pro 450), but my eyes have been really bothering me lately, more then usual. Feels like somebody rubbed them with 400-grit sandpaper, and the burn/fatigue doesn't seem to be going away this time.
18.August.2004 - RADIFIED set a new site record yesterday with over 9,000 "uniques" (unique visitors). See here.
16.August.2004 - Evan sent this photo (40-KB) today of his buddy's truck catching big air at Pismo Dunes yesterday, with a note saying, "Yes, it broke." =) Great shot. Evan majored in Photography at Brooks College.
13.August.2004 - Friday the 13th, for those of you who are superstitious. (I always start my computer while standing on the right side, but never while either the microwave or espresso machine is running.)
09Aug2004 - Returned intact from camping trip (with our new tent) to the (deadly) Kern river, in Sequoia National Forest, located in the southern Sierras (~3 hours north of Los Angeles). Photos posted HERE.
Food for thought. I caught this last night on HBO's Def Poetry: back for a new season. Nothing else like it on television. Hosted by Mos Def. People from all over the planet take the stage to spit their rhymes.
02Aug2004 - RADIFIED set a new site record last month with 1.88-million hits. Perhaps August will be the month we finally break the 2-million-hits-per-month mark.