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In the market for a new camera, my 7 MP Olympus is acting up and I lost my camera case Friday night at Izod Center (left it behind I think).  I wonder if there are new cameras with the features I like (uses regular batteries, has a REAL viewfinder and optical zoom) still out there. Looking for a point and shoot plus camera not a DSLR. Suggestions welcomed.

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The Wii is 99.00 on Black Friday at Walmart. I wonder if this the year we finally get a gaming console. Or should we look at the 199 xbox?

 

We had a scare where we thought Alans DSi was lost with all the games, but it turned out I'd taken it all away and forgot I did. Oddly enough he forgot also and was either playing my phones games or free online games on the PC. Since we thought it was lost, we ended up acquiring a 2nd DSi (used) and one of those 200 games in one cartridges that people concoct overseas. So now I'll have a DSi. Alan and I have joked for years I should get one. It will be black and not pink though!

 


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My alma matter WPI sent out mail looking for contributions from alumni.

 

This mailing talked about accomplishments of various alumni. One was involved in air plane design in the 1940s. Another came up with an early idea for airbags. A third was involved with the Hubble Space Telescope. The fourth alumn from the early 2000s was a founder of Foursquare.

 

The last one was on the R&D team at Proctor and Gamble that developed the Swiffer!

 

I'm still amused by the last one!

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skipping the blog thing this year. not enough time or energy lately.

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Branch removed this am. Left a dent, ugly but drivable.


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We had back to school night on Tuesday. Third grade is a big change from second. They start reading to learn (not learning to read) and dealing with teaching to the the test (NJ Ask here). Alan seems to be doing well, but he does seem to have more work to do in class and for homework.

 

Did anyone else find such a change?

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Hurricane

Aug. 29th, 2011 04:24 am
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The hurricane came.
I prepared with water, filling the bath tub, gathering all the batteries, stocking up on food, even a hidden toy for Alan in case of no power driven amusements (cell phone, DS, tv, internet etc). Even got sandbags from the town and bagged my sunken patio door.

We were so lucky! We did not lose power! (I think we did in 1999 for Floyd) FIOS also held up just fine. Our condo complex is in one of the higher points in town fortunately and our patio didnt seem to get anything other than tree debris.

My MIL wasnt so lucky. She lives 15 minutes away.
She has water in her basement (known issues, worse this time). She has no power due to a substation flood and isnt expected to be back for 5 to 7 days.  Other friends in the area have lost power. We have offered to help out if needed with food, showers etc.

We drove to see her yesterday. Had to go a roundabout way due to a flooded area, but no major problems to get to her. We were surprised to see a supermarket open. They said they had a generator. Glad people came to work it also. We rented  a movie "How to train a dragon" and saw it last night.

I am working from home Monday since NJ transit buses may be messed up.  Glad my current place is cool on this.

I also have to pack for our cabin camping trip coming soon.  Seems weird to camping after all this!














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earthquake

Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:48 pm
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didnt feel it (2 others here also didnt feel it).
co worker did and was upset so went home. all is well here.

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Is the $99 fire sale HP tablet worth buying?

Also, if HP sells their PC division, will they still make printers?


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If anyone plays words with friends (like scrabble) on the iphone/ipad, android or whatever else it runs on, my username there is lesliepear like my lj. Happy to play with all!

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