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2011-11-26 12:16 pm
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2011-11-08 10:23 pm

I-1183 passes

And it looks like the voters finally delivered a resounding "frak you" to the liquor wholesalers and the UFCW — we'll be able to buy all manner of alcoholic beverages at the grocery store starting 1 June. It's not a perfect initiative by any stretch; stores under 900 m^2 aren't generally allowed to obtain liquor licenses, and beer still has to go through the three-tier fat cats. But it's still a solid blow to the rent-seekers.

So now that that's settled... Texas supposedly stands for smaller government, but Washington now has more permissive gun, gambling, and liquor laws. How about you people in Austin start walking the walk and stop subsidizing your wholesaler buddies?
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2011-10-14 08:43 pm
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2011-10-06 09:15 am
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2011-10-01 06:18 pm
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  • Сб, 14:32: I'd say that the Winlink client software was written by Satan, except even He wouldn't stoop that low.
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2011-09-13 12:46 pm
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  • Mon, 22:15: RT @TheBeerShoppe: Tieton Cider Works @ The Beer Shoppe Tuesday 5-7. $3. Come join us cider galore and apricot on tap. Cheers!
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2011-08-21 12:16 pm
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2011-08-15 12:16 pm
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  • Sun, 15:49: RT @warrenellis: I always favoured terraforming Mars. But, after 20 years of world travel, I now think we should terraform Atlanta first.
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2011-08-03 12:16 pm
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  • Tue, 21:21: RT @jtLOL: So we're terrorists for "holding the country hostage"? Okay, then: For what you're doing to future generations, you are pedop ...
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2011-07-21 12:16 pm
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  • Wed, 20:35: RT @scalzi: Will be mildly surprised if that hurricane of the coast of western Mexico is not eventually dubbed "Dora the Destroyer."
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2011-07-16 12:16 pm
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  • Fri, 18:24: We'll keep the booze but please send back the fucking Jem-hadar.
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2011-07-10 12:16 pm
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  • Sat, 14:46: Offering a non-class-compliant USB MIDI interface for sale should be punished by something really nasty.
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2011-07-04 12:16 pm
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2011-07-02 12:16 pm
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2011-07-01 12:16 pm
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2011-06-29 10:43 pm

Westercon travel

I want to hit In-N-Out and the Computer History Museum before heading to the con. The problem is that doesn't seem particularly doable on public transit. I can deal with the trip to the hotel to drop off my luggage, but then it's 90 minutes each way out to Mountain View.

Take a cab? Sounded like a good idea, at least one way, but from downtown to Mountain View would be $50 plus tip. That's not quite London-expensive, but a bit more than Boston.

So... pulled up the Hertz website, and for $60 plus gas I can have a car for the day, including LDW and the at-airport surcharge extortion. Drive to lunch and the museum; return at the downtown Hertz location, conveniently located in none other than the con hotel. Bonus: two hours of my life back. I think we've got a deal.
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2011-06-27 12:16 pm
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  • Sun, 14:13: @Symantec's licensing portal lost my PGP license, called them and they're clueless. Will make a note to avoid their crap at work.
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2011-06-26 12:16 pm
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  • Sat, 13:18: Seller of Ye Olde Turkey Legges at Richland renfaire unable to attend this wknd. :-[
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2011-06-22 05:47 am
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