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furn (1035)

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Academic Computing Services Manager at Teachers College, Columbia University. Former instuctor at Parsons-Paris. Trained as architect.

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Sunday August 31, 2003
10:34 PM

water-cooled iPod

I've been swimming while listening to my iPod - I put the iPod in a waterproof clear cell phone bag (used by canoests and kiyakers) with iTrip (fm transmitter for up to 2 meters) and I listen with a speedo mini waterproof fm radio (2 cm x 4cm with ear buds -- about 25 bucks). The iPod floats behind me and doesn't add much drag. I was worried it would need some air circulation but it doesn't overheat. At first I put it in a double water proof bag, but the bag seems pretty tough and I never got any water in it. Now I swim for an hour instead of half that...
Friday August 15, 2003
07:59 PM

New York City evac

I just got back from my job as sys admin at Columbia University (Teachers College) - I was in a basement Barnes and Noble in the computer book section when the power went out. It took me 28 hours to get home. At least I wasn't stuck in a subway! My wife is about to deliver so I was nervous the whole time. I sure need a better cell phone battery! Manhattan was beautiful in the dark. Very calm. Summer night. People helping each other. Broadway was full of glow sticks. Errie. Only one crime during the night on the upper west side. Someone tried to rob Radio Shack. Broke the plate glass window but there were so many cops patroling nearby that they bolted. I live in Branford CT (3 hour commute) and no trains, no subway. Stayed with my brother in the city. Good to see him.