Update 2002-01-29. Remove <code>...</code> tags, since they're not supported. Oh, the irony!
Entirely unrelated to open-sourcery, but an interesting
anecdote to boot...
Last night I was driving home from a friend's house around midnight. As I was driving up Van Ness St, a major street that cuts through San Francisco, I stopped at a traffic light. In the lane next to me was a black Chevy with a picture of a lit Olympic torch silkscreened onto the door, and the words '2002 Olympic Torch Relay' on the back. I gave the driver a friendly smile and thumbs up, and he waved back. The light changed to green, and I drove on. As I was driving along at about 30mph, the car caught up with me, and the woman in the passenger seat rolled her window down, and yelled "Hey! I have something for you!", holding out her hand. I reached out my window, grabbed the small item, and yelled back a thank you. The item turned out to be a little gold 'Salt Lake City - 2002 Olympic Torch Relay' pin. A really cool souvenir to have!
Since the torch arrives in San Francisco today, I wonder if this is the actual vehicle that carries the torch from place to place?
update: 2001-12-27: fix CMU Sphinx URL.
This greatly amused me. From a CNN news story today:
October 25, 2001 Posted: 1:19 PM EDT (1719 GMT)
By Graham Jones CNN
(CNN) -- Microsoft has launched its new Windows XP operating system.
The system promises fewer computer crashes and will allow users to delete data from their hard drive.
Data deletion, wow! The great new feature in operating systems that the world has waited thirty years for with bated breath! Go Bill, go!
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