Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

24 Jul 2006, 11:41 a.m.

Downtime Update

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2006 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Leonard did a complete summary of our weekend except for the bit where I wrote half a column and reread Le Guin's The Dispossessed. We're waiting for the Ruby Cookbook to come out.

A local pharmacy sells 30-packs of inconveniently packaged 10mg loratadine pills for $2 and 100-pill bottles of a different generic loratadine for $10. Two different brands of generics, two wildly different prices. 450 Sutter Pharmacy back in San Francisco had sold the higher-priced generic, so I had a brand attachment to it. I found myself muttering, "But the indie pharmacy...Franz Ferdinand...the world is a vampire!"

Anyway. Werner Heisenberg was driving down the Autobahn and got pulled over. The cop walked up to the side of his car and asked, "Son, do you know how fast you were going back there?"

To this he replied, "No, but I know where I am."