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Friday, 21.Mar.2003

13:24 - whee!!

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So, here I am in Chico.. A few observations:

-) The campus here is very pretty. I was mistaken in my former opinion as it was based on incomplete knowledge of the campus. I have seen more of it and decided that I do like it.
-) Sierra Nevada makes some damn good dark beers.
-) I am bored stiff at the prospect of any sessions right now, so I'm not attending this next hour's offerings and am sitting here getting my LJ fix in. And will shortly be taking pictures (none of which will turn out, because I suck, but that's another story).
-) The Dell PDA, while it does support CF type 2, does not have any CF eject mechanism, and my microdrive was almost lost for good. I was displeased.
-) Sierra Nevada makes some really DAMN good dark beers.
-) geek chicks rock.
-) Hotel food is toxic.
-) Sierra Nevada makes some REALLY DAMN *GOOD* dark beers. :) I'll try to get my hands on a case of one, if possible.

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From:lograh
Date:7:38 24.Mar.2003 (UTC)
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I don't recall seeing it 'round town. Let's hope I can find it, though, as I didn't manage to get a case while I was up there. :(
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From:gravilim
Date:14:00 21.Mar.2003 (UTC)
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Which darks, specifically? I tire of their Pale Ale, but some of the others (like their holiday stuff) are really rather nice.
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From:lograh
Date:7:37 24.Mar.2003 (UTC)
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Yeah, the Pale Ale is *WAY* overdone, it's kinda sad when you get right down to it.

Here are the flavors I had:
Pale Bock : A nice beer. Light in colour with a hinting of darker flavor. Good to start with.
Heffewiesen: Standard. Almost too light in my opinion.
Brown Ale : A very nice dark beer. Very rich in colour and flavor.
Stout : Likely the darkest they make. Damn near black in colour, with a very rich and multilayered flavor.
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From:macklinr
Date:14:08 21.Mar.2003 (UTC)
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That'll be some good proper Drunken Chess fuel.
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From:hariseldon
Date:1:27 22.Mar.2003 (UTC)
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The PDA supports CF-2 but has no eject mechanism?? I can see the dev team on this one, talking with the marketing team.

"You know, if we drop this piece from the design, we can save 5 cents per unit! Thats a savings of close to $50,000 on the units shipped! Who needs it anyway...?"
"Uh, thats the eject mechanism."
"Okay, and thats not really necessary .. right?"
"Well, actually..."
"Good, lose it"

I mean, come on guys. Think before you design something! :-) Geek chix do rock man! ;-) I love em. Gimme a geeky girl w/ glasses ANYDAY! ;-) Seriously, gimme.
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From:lograh
Date:7:34 24.Mar.2003 (UTC)
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Yeah, *NO* eject mechanism. They rely on the CF card having a little grabby lip that you can get your thumbnail under and pull it out with. Most CF cards do have this, the IBM Microdrive does not.

Thus it took 3 people 30 minutes and 2 tools to try and get my card out. And while neither pieces were functionally damaged, there was some minor cosmetic marring that occurred.
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