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August 18th, 2005

Life Is Good
Thursday. So, here we are at the beginning of a three day weekend. What do I need to pack? Who will feed the cat? These and other questions arise. They always do, here, at the last minute, in Oakland. Oh, and by the way: If you are considering moving your large corporation from McAfee anti-virus software to Symantec anti-virus software, look at the proposition very carefully before you decide. We shouldn't have moved, but we did for what have proved to be spurious reasons. I'm just mentioning this in case your rat's ass job depends on making good choices. Good choices don't apparently count where I'm employed, but they may at your operation.

And you had no input in this anti-virus decision?

It's not my area, but when it was handed down as a fait accompli, the people in my group who were concerned warned against it and were told it was a done deal so cool it, no need for analysis, everything was under control. We pay people a lot of money for being clever enough to make this kind of decision (“everything is under control”). Dilbert, at least, will never run out of material.

I've printed out a mapquest map of my trip to Monterey and Laguna Seca. It says two hours. Which means I can leave at noon tomorrow. Which means I don't have to start packing until tomorrow morning. Which means I can drink this beer and watch this movie that arrived from Netflix this evening and not worry about packing until tomorrow. Which means life is good, here in Oakland.

The photograph was taken at the San Francisco Gay Pride parade with a Nikon D2x mounted with a 70-200mm f 2.8 Nikkor lens at 1/250th second at f 3.5 at ISO 200.