We're eating venison tonight!

Went to Fry's this morning and picked up some things I can't get at a reasonable price in Mexico…. An 8-port gigabit switch, a new digital camera to replace my broken one (nothing special; a little 7.1 megapixel SD550), some cables, and a new laptop (not a replacement; I'm starting to rework the BME software to run on multiple machines since both Phil and I are processing images). It all fits in my luggage, but wow is my backpack laptop bag heavy with two multi-drive 17″ laptops!

Other than that it's really nice here at Barry's place in the mountains… Big trees, lucious undergrowth, great hiking, quiet, stars, misting rain, and we just saw a deer wandering peacefully across the back yard. I love visiting here, but at the same time it's really heartbreaking because it's a place I'd love to stay but without either big changes in the way BME is run (and changes that I think would be destructive to its spirit), or some serious personal risks for Rachel and/or me, we're exiles that are just barely tolerated as visitors. One day I believe America will straighten out and become more tolerant to this stuff and I can stop forcing my family to become involuntary expats because of the path I've chosen in life.

I'm going to try and get a members update posted tonight or in the morning but this laptop (my development machine; I can't prep the other one on the road) is getting really really low on drivespace (it's got a RAID-mirrored pair of 75 gig drives, so not a lot to work with)… I have only a few hundred meg of wiggle room, and members updates often modify gigabytes of files so it may not be possible. I'll do my best but in a worst case scenario it'll get pushed back to Wednesday. I'm very sorry if that happens.

PS. No, we did not shoot the deer!

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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