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December 12, 2005

Too Long Without Reading Derek

Several months back I switched to a new aggregator, Shrook. Yes, I actually like it enough to pay the $25 registration fee.

Somehow I failed to transfer Derek Balling's feed from whatever I used before into my new reader. Today I was poking around at LISA coverage and the latest with LOPSA and stumbled back into Derek's weblog.

A few items that made me laugh out loud:
On enrolling for classes at Vassar College:

Apparently I'm on the meal-plan and getting a dorm-room assigned for Spring '06. I called them up and asked if they had married housing available that would support me, my fiancee, four cats and a dog, and if not, then maybe I might have to reconsider their housing plan. *grin* (to my understanding Derek has none of these)

On getting an offer from a London resident to the autotrade listing for a Jeep:

Of course, maybe I'm wrong... maybe there's some latent interest in 2WD SUVs in England that I wasn't privy to in the past. But I'm not exactly counting on it.

I talked to Derek one time at OSCON (in the extremely slow elevator). The conversation was something like:

Me: Oh, hi Derek, I read your weblog.
Derek: That's pretty scary.
Me: I've read your book too.
Derek: Oh, that's much better.

I'm not really sure why I like reading Derek, my best guess is that I'm kind of the opposite; quiet, reserved about my opinions, and never one to speak out. I guess it's interesting, and enjoyable to see how the other side lives.

Posted by mike at December 12, 2005 9:41 PM