Dammit. Yesterday I woke up with a bit of a sore throat. By lunch time I had a raging sore throat and a drippy nose. I went home to work, and got some work done, but not as much as I’d hoped. Thanks to some no-name cold medicine, I dried up enough to drag myself into work, but I think I’m going to take another half day at home after lunch. This sucks.

In other news, I listened to my voice mail for the first time in a couple of weeks. I hate voice mail. Fortunately, nearly everybody important knows to send me email instead. But one message said “This is Tim Selene, call me at 1-800-xxx-xxxx”. Yeah, right. I have no idea who you are, you don’t say what the call is about, and you want me to call you? I don’t think so. A google shows that the number is actually for a securities firm in San Diego. Can you say “pump and dump stock seller”?

Friends page

Ok, I got tired of having to check everybody’s individual blogs to see if they’d updated, so I installed NetNewsWatcherLite on my Powerbook to grab the RSS feed for each of their blogs at a regular interval. But that does me no good when I’m at work or otherwise away from my laptop. So I got a program called “rawdog” that takes a bunch of RSS feeds and puts them together into a web page. So take that, LiveJournal users – I have a friends page too: Friends and Feeds
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Legalize My Cannondale?

I have to admit that I’m bike racing crazy. I used to watch just the Tour de France, but now I’ve got “Bicycle Racing” in the TiVo season passes and I’ve watched all the major races this year. I’m currently watching the Giro d’Italia, another major tour but not as major as “le Tour”. Many of the best riders and teams (including US Postal) give it a miss to prepare for “le Tour”, but the best sprinters are there.

Some random thoughts follow.
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