August 11th, 2002

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Food redux

I can handle Taste of the Danforth about once a year, so it's just as well it doesn't happen any more often than that. Talk about crowds... when it was at its most crowded, we moved like treacle through the hordes, wherever they would let us. I'm just as glad now we went around 6-ish, before the crowds were really bad and while there was still sunlight to read the food listings by. It smelled delicious.

Cafe Demetre is still only an okay place to eat dessert, but at least I've finally found something on their menu which isn't too sweet and/or not particularly flavorful. C. however, ended up with a crepe and was disappointed again. Except for the last 5 minutes, they were playing Cure's greatest hits the entire time, not a source of bother to me, but it mildly irritated Kelli. She says she can't listen to an entire album by the same group all the way through, it's too tedious.

Tomorrow: laundry and hopefully a container for the soil bags, to keep the racoons from digging in them (at least) while I'm away. Hopefully this won't send them back to the peppers, since the final 3 are still hanging in there. Although none of them have bloomed or begun to pepper since planted.
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They come, they go

I just wandered across a bit of old news, but new to me. A professor at the University of Toronto had a transient project, University funded, to develop education-oriented blog tools. The project was called Edublog. It's good to know there was an on-campus project edging in that direction, even if it closed down in May this year. The project's inceptor is an avid proponent of web based communications technologies, and effuses on varieties of blogs
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I just wandered across a bit of old news, but new to me. A professor at the University of Toronto had a transient project, University funded, to develop education-oriented blog tools. The project was called <a href="http://edublog.com/">Edublog</a>. It's good to know there was an on-campus project edging in that direction, even if it closed down in May this year. The project's inceptor is an avid proponent of web based communications technologies, and effuses on varieties of blogs <a href=""http://www.netauthor.org/e2k/jan2002/features.html111"">here</a>. It's thanks to this particular article that I just learned <a href=""http://www.neilgaiman.com/"">Neil Gaiman</a> has <a href=""http://www.neilgaiman.com/journal/journal.asp"">his own weblog</a>. Unfortunately, only the archive seems currently accessible, and that only from this year's July 31st on back.
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Small highlights

I'm reserved enough about my alumna connections that I have yet to post an introduction to smithalums, although I've been reading it, and I passed over my reunion this spring in favor of attending my mother's and sister. Nevertheless, it's undergraduate friends I have mostly been rediscovering thanks to LiveJournal and, with that on my mind, it was particularly nice to note that one of Blogger.com's most recent Blogs of Note is written by a Smith alum. Garden Spot chronicles said alum's daily garden interactions and changes. It's a charming topic.
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Preparations

Dinner! Laundry! Cleaning! When my clothing's clean, then I can think about packing. Meanwhile, I should keep tidying so we can stand a chance at having that deck party in two weeks.