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Comic-Con 2008 photos…

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008 by calixton

…are up. Rather, now they’re all up. The first batch has been up since Preview Night (a.k.a. Starting Night). Anyway, I’ve finally finished posting Max Pictures’ 200 photos covering the 4+1 days of the convention. Click the slideshow button and enjoy.

The sky…

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 by calixton

…is messy this morning. Still sorting through Comic-Con 2008 photos. Days 0 through 2 are online at maxpixpix on Picasa. Later, more.

Day One…

Friday, July 25th, 2008 by calixton

…of the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con is over and done. Miss T and I and the K&E&k! Show spent a good six-and-a-half hours (less an hour break) perusing Comic-Con’s massive 523,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall. Starting at row 100 we wound our way up-and-down the aisles, reaching roughly row 2000 (or 40% of the exhibit […]

San Diego Comic-Con…

Thursday, July 24th, 2008 by calixton

…is on. San Diego Comic-Con 2008 has kicked off this Wednesday with the inaptly-named Preview Night. With attendee registrations selling out well in advance of the convention, Preview Night has become the official “Starting Night” of the event. Miss T and I arrived a little later than usual to pick up our registration badges and […]

Octagon Global Recruiting…

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 by calixton

…in San Diego. With the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) about to start, Miss T and I are expecting some news on our favorite filmed-in-Hawaii-but-not-set-in-Hawaii show, Lost. In addition to Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof taking part in a showrunner’s discussion on Friday and the big Lost panel on Saturday, Octagon Global Recruiting will have a […]

New BART floor…

Thursday, July 17th, 2008 by calixton

…in a new BART car. I take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) almost every weekday. BART is the third stage in my four-stage commute to work, and is the second-most reliable mode that I use (the other three are: walking; bicycling; and Amtrak). There are some good things about BART (90% on time; relatively low-cost […]

The sky…

Monday, July 14th, 2008 by calixton

…came out this morning. The Central Valley has been trapped under a layer of wildfire haze for the past three weeks. This has given us some beautiful red skies, but living on the surface of Mars gets old after awhile. This morning I was surprised to see actual, honest-to-goodness blue sky—fluffy white clouds, sunbeams streaming […]

Went for a walk…

Sunday, July 13th, 2008 by calixton

…ended up in a graveyard. With temperatures and the AQI (air quality index) finally safe enough, Miss T and I darted out of the house this weekend for a morning walk. One of the spots we stopped at along the way was the Davis Cemetery District. You can see photos from the cemetery at 10 […]

iPhone 3G is Go! …

Friday, July 11th, 2008 by calixton

…but not for everyone. And, by everyone, I mean, me. While I knew there would be lines around the block at the Apple retail stores, I held out some hope that the situation would be better at the decidedly unglamorous AT&T stores. Miss T and I made an early morning pass at the AT&T store […]

Table 2…

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008 by calixton

…by a window in the lounge car. Actually, just about all of the seats in this type of lounge car are by a window. There are three types of lounge cars running on the Capitol Corridor: an old-style Superliner car, and two California Cars, the Cafe Coach and the Dining Car. The Superliner cars have […]