I have zero idea how long the blog has been down; I may have to set up a script to mail me if it goes down again — being that as it may, it wasn’t software; the server was quite visible here in the apartment, and the SFChat.org address stayed up… it was a DNS… Continue reading Grrr… downtime.
Via comp.sys.ibm-pc.chips, on the Inquirer: Smoking laptop nearly brings down plane Person with burning crotch By Nick Farrell: Friday 15 July 2005, 08:12 AN AUSSIE aircraft hit panic stations after the smell from an overheated laptop was thought to mean that the plane was on fire. More at the link above and
Older story, but worth reposting here…. Calif. housing bubble seen deflating UCLA researchers see prices flattening Updated: 5:37 p.m. ET June 21, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO – California has a housing bubble, but it may not pop with a bang, UCLA researchers said in a quarterly economic forecast. Sounds like wishful thingking. I’ll believe it when… Continue reading A temporary hiatus?
From The Chronicle of Higher Education : Bloggers Need Not Apply What is it with job seekers who also write blogs? Our recent faculty search at Quaint Old College resulted in a number of bloggers among our semifinalists. Those candidates looked good enough on paper to merit a phone interview, after which they were still… Continue reading Blogging and the Academic Job Search
Million Dollar Trailers A two-bedroom, two-bathroom mobile home perched on a lot in Malibu is selling for $1.4 million. This isn’t a greedy seller asking a ridiculous amount no one will pay. Two others sold in the area recently for $1.3 million and $1.1 million. Another, at $1.8 million, is in escrow. Nearby, another lists… Continue reading More California Craziness
Housing may sting more than dot.com bust Whether it’s a national bubble or just pockets of regional froth, an end to surge in home prices could inflict economic harm that would make the 2000 tech bust look tame in comparison. Duh. More discussion at “Housing crash to be worse than dot.com bust?” on AMERICAblog.
Bugger. On CNN via DBA: “This is to inform you of my decision to retire from my position as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, effective upon the nomination and confirmation of my successor. “It has been a great privilege, indeed, to have served as a member of the Court for… Continue reading O’Connor Resigns.