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Brad Fitzpatrick

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Day in review [Oct. 9th, 2002|10:34 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Tons of crazy dreams last night. I'm going to be making an effort to get on a good sleeping schedule so I can have crazy dreams every night.

This morning, full of energy, I biked to the gym, ran, and swam. I called it my triathlon, but Nick disagreed, citing specific mileages required for each component that I failed to meet by about an order of magnitude.

Got a lot of work done. FotoBilder beta testers are starting to report bugs & feature requests. This is where development speeds up again, after seeing what users care about the most.

Travel plans for California (this month) and New York (next month) are finalized. Props to my mother/travel agent. Because I'm lazy/easily frustrated and all.

Went to Portland Perl Mongers meeting, where Allison Randal talked about Perl 6 topics & topicalizers. Very cool shit. I anxiously await Perl 6. Of the 15-20 people in the room, I'd heard of at least 4 of them, and some people knew me. Cool.

And look, other plans:

Tomorrow: dentist appointment, then meeting up with Discogs.com creator.

Saturday: outdoor rave somewhere 30 miles from Portland with Adam, I guess. Jessicka will be in town, too. Looking forward to seeing her.

Monday: Wells Fargo appointment to setup merchant account and ditch iBill/PayPal.

Tuesday: talk at OGI about new features in Linux 2.5

Man, I should start using some calendaring app, what with all these plans and shit. At this rate, calendar.txt won't be able to keep up. Oh my!

Now, if only my plans involved more things with alcohol and/or cute, smart girls. (is this too much to ask for?!?!)
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[User Picture]From: iseebi
2002-10-09 10:47 pm (UTC)

New York?

You should come visit us if you're in New York..it's like less than 2 hours away.
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[User Picture]From: jproulx
2002-10-09 10:49 pm (UTC)

Re: New York?

The notion of finally meeting my boss is still weird ;-)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-10-09 11:02 pm (UTC)

Re: New York?

I wonder if I could legally rent a car. I hear you have to be 25 or something.
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[User Picture]From: iseebi
2002-10-09 11:03 pm (UTC)

Re: New York?

Hm yeah I hear that too, but a friend of mine from work managed to rent one from Enterprise and she's 18. :-/ Not sure.
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2002-10-09 11:18 pm (UTC)

Re: New York?

You have to be 25 or else they give you a big surcharge because you're a "risk" or some shit. At 21 you can rent one though.
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2002-10-09 11:17 pm (UTC)
What's OGI?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-10-09 11:26 pm (UTC)
who knows. some place/school. Oregon Graduate Institute?
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[User Picture]From: niko
2002-10-09 11:58 pm (UTC)
What part/parts of CA you gonna be in?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-10-10 09:11 am (UTC)
Into Sacramento, then to Stockton, then somewhere for a concert.
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[User Picture]From: nick
2002-10-10 09:20 am (UTC)
Bridge School is in Mt. View...
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[User Picture]From: niko
2002-10-10 10:28 am (UTC)
Have fun in hot sweaty Sac. :P
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[User Picture]From: tydel
2002-10-10 12:12 am (UTC)
We have a merchant account at work, but PayPal is actually cheaper. We get less money going through our merchant billing service/account than paypal ... it's kind of sad.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-10-10 09:11 am (UTC)
At LJ's volume, the rates are almost identical.
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[User Picture]From: tydel
2002-10-10 09:57 am (UTC)
Also, you'll have to deal with chargebacks :/ Our merchant bank specifies we have to keep our chargebacks under 1% or else wee'll lose our merchant account. I think that's due to many factors, though. 1) being an online company without physically shipping anythings, and 2) being in the adult industry.
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[User Picture]From: jessicka
2002-10-10 02:59 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to seeing you too!

An easy way to involve more alcohol in your plans would be to just bring a bottle of beer/liquor everywhere you go. Wouldn't your meeting with bankers be so much more fun if there were drinking involved? I think we both know the answer to that.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2002-10-10 03:37 pm (UTC)
Genious!
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