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Life Update [Mar. 9th, 2005|09:11 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Guess I haven't posted in a week. Time for an update, eh?

Biking (to work) a lot. Getting in shape. Biking is much faster than driving, given the highway condition and/or all the stop signs/lights a car would have to deal with. I haven't timed the ride to work yet, but it's like 15-20 minutes I'd guess.

MythTV box is coming along. Still waiting for the particular VGA-HDTV adapter so I can plug the thing into the TV. It's en route from PA right now.

My house in Oregon is almost closed. I got like 7 offers on it within days of putting it on the market. Turns out the guy who's buying it, once he found out my name on some form, knows who I am (from Internet world). Small world.

Going to San Diego next week for E-Tech, and Portland next weekend to wrap some stuff up and go to some friends' wedding.

[User Picture]From: killhamster
2005-03-09 05:18 pm (UTC)
you should have ebayed your house, man.
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[User Picture]From: loganb
2005-03-09 05:25 pm (UTC)
That totally would have been /.'ed.
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[User Picture]From: girl_on_a_stick
2005-03-09 05:21 pm (UTC)
Rats, was hoping you'd be at Innotech, then again it's only a lame Portland convention.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-09 05:54 pm (UTC)
Actually not.

Not sure what's legal to say in public (real estate law continues to astound me), so I'll keep it at that.
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[User Picture]From: xaosenkosmos
2005-03-10 12:43 am (UTC)
Sale prices are pretty much public record.

They get published in the papers every week.

I only know this because it's one of the first things my father checks every Sunday. My folks live in a highly military neighborhood, so there's always a sale in the area to check up on. I have no idea why he does this, but he does. I can't imagine him deciding to suddenly move one week because prices are have dropped too low or have gotten high enough (his father, on the other hand...).

That said, until the deal closes, you've got big ugly contracts to worry over. It's only prudent to keep one's mouth shut until the deal is really and truly done (which is where some of the bizarro nature of Real Estate law shines through).
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[User Picture]From: xotiffany
2005-03-09 05:41 pm (UTC)
The guy is going to brag to everyone he knows about buying your house.
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From: xiambax
2005-03-09 05:46 pm (UTC)
Myth Tv is so cool, we had a demo box for it at the local opensource expo. also the developers here created the plugin so that you can change channels on your digital cable box using the gui on mythtv over a serial cable, cool shit yo!
id have one if i wasnt so broke.
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[User Picture]From: ellenlouise
2005-03-10 02:10 am (UTC)

Re: ~

Yes, but I really hope you are wearing a helmet. I hate to be the responsible adult, but you really should. A good friend's brother also used to bike a lot in SF. One day he was hit by a cab. Because he was wearing a helmet, he only wound up with a broken jaw.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-10 05:18 am (UTC)

Re: ~

Always. The first day I forgot after going down the steep hill I live on and biked back up the hill to go find the helmet (which was still packed)
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[User Picture]From: wcu
2005-03-09 06:03 pm (UTC)
nice.. ill be driving out with whitaker next thursday, and hanging out in SF for a while. im sure we'll all go out for drinks or something one night.
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[User Picture]From: jarodrussell
2005-03-09 06:58 pm (UTC)
Is this your first ETech conference?
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[User Picture]From: matte
2005-03-09 07:08 pm (UTC)
Perhaps your home will end up on Homer's "Map to Star's Homes" right next to Lenny, Karl, That Dude I Hate, Red Car Guy, Isabella Rossellini, Scary Rock, Hunny Tree, and Good Place For A Denny's.

Maybe bump into you in San Diego. Beer's on me.
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[User Picture]From: graceadieu
2005-03-09 09:35 pm (UTC)


Congrats on the sale of the house. It is a small world, but Brad, EVERYONE knows who you are, you are world famous.
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[User Picture]From: remark
2005-03-10 12:14 am (UTC)
Imagine the time saved on the bike ride to work multiplied across the distance to Portland! ;-)
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[User Picture]From: snarble
2005-03-10 12:31 am (UTC)

"like 15-20 minutes"

what is the actual distance from home to work? I'm always telling myself I would bike places if they were closer, but I think that's just me being a lazy ass :P
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[User Picture]From: brad
2005-03-10 05:13 am (UTC)

Re: "like 15-20 minutes"

3 miles about.
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