I tried to re-activate our prepaid phone, but Cingular no longer supports TDMA phones, which is an older standard, but I hadn't realized that GSM had taken over that much. Our cell phone that we use regularly is also TDMA, but the sales guy said that it should last a while, as long as we don't cancel the plan.

It costs $30 for a new phone, and $15 for the minutes, and he has to ship it, the local offices only have $80 phones, so it isn't worth anything for this weekend's bike trips.
Posted by Jon Daley on August 25, 2006, 10:57 am | Read 2542 times | Comments (12)
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We get a phone call every day between 8:55 and 9:00AM. They are always hangups, but today, I finally answered quick enough to actually get a person. It was the American Center for Law and Justice, and they refused to remove my phone number from their list.

I emailed jsekulow@aclj.org directly, I don't suppose he actually reads his own mail, but maybe he will do something about it.

Their member services say I am not on their lists, so their telemarketers must be calling, as if it makes any difference to me whether they are paying a person in the same building as them to call me, or if they hired an outside firm to call me.

I need to look up the number to the FCC - they fined MCI $400 (or maybe more - I got a check for $400) for bothering me in college.
Posted by Jon Daley on August 25, 2006, 9:19 am | Read 3886 times | Comments (2)
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And another trip for this week, out to the Kuhns. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on August 24, 2006, 3:17 pm | Read 2269 times | Comments (4)
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I am planning on a couple bike trips in the next couple days, and figured I would write them down, one, in case I ever want to do them again, I will be able to find the route easier, and two, perhaps others will follow in my tire tracks. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on August 24, 2006, 3:13 pm | Read 2756 times | Comments (4)
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I was listening to "One More Day" and thought I would write a bit about him and his songs.
I first heard David when he came to CMU, I think in 1996, shortly after being given a couple months to live by his doctor due a large tumor. The only song I remember from his first visit to Carnegie Mellon was, "If I Had Another", which he sang slightly differently live than recorded, but basically it is the same song. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on August 19, 2006, 1:39 pm | Read 1518 times | Comments (1)
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I was updating my list of quotes that I have given people, and I noticed that I have hit the $500/month mark for revenue (not profit), seems like a significant number!

It has been fun, though sometimes too much work - hopefully someday will able to just work on Lime Daley stuff, rather than a full-time job as well.
Posted by Jon Daley on August 19, 2006, 1:11 pm | Read 7120 times | Comments (1)
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Bill linked to a new (at least to me) personality profile thingy. I haven't done the Meyers-Briggs test in a while, but I have consistently scored ESFP, and I generally like that assessment. One version of the test had a fairly long paragraph describing ESFP's, and it fit exactly. (I always remember that I am ESFP, because I am exactly opposite of Daniel, and somehow INTJ is easier to remember. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on August 2, 2006, 7:28 am | Read 13483 times | Comments (3)
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(Originally read on the phone, Mother's Day, 2006)

Dear Mom,
I want to say some things to you and I thought it would be easier to write them in a letter because I am not very good with words and after all those years of getting me to write thank you notes, you know how hard it is for me to say, "Thank you".

I want to thank you for being my mom. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 14, 2006, 7:34 pm | Read 2676 times | Comments (0)
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On the GirlTalk blog, they've been posting tributes from daughters to mothers, and I thought I'd write one for my own mom. (More)
Posted by Heather Daley on May 14, 2006, 7:33 pm | Read 1684 times | Comments (0)
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I was poking around on Slashdot, a site I used to read regularly, but then decided it was taking too much time. I found an article about Microsoft trying buy a portion of Yahoo, and apparently Yahoo rejected their offer. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 14, 2006, 6:10 am | Read 1890 times | Comments (0)
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I read an interview of Dean Kamen recently. I first heard of him when he was demoing his Segway invention around the mall in our very own Concord (I don't know if I will ever be a Pittsburgher - still feel like a New Hampshirite), or possibly for USFirst, but he has been around a while - I think he said something about inventing things for 30 years. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 10, 2006, 11:35 am | Read 1786 times | Comments (1)
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I guess Microsoft has decided they have cornered enough of the Anti-Spyware market to start charging for the tool to fix their insecure OS. Microsoft popped up a dialog offering to download the new version of the anti-spyware tools. Usually the upgrade doesn't pop-up a separate window, so I was suspicious. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 6, 2006, 4:16 pm | Read 1704 times | Comments (0)
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I don't think I have written about USA Datanet on this blog.  They just reminded me to tell everyone how great they are, so I will gladly do so. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on May 2, 2006, 6:04 am | Read 4882 times | Comments (2)
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This is the hardest one I have ever worked on. [Update 10/24/2006: thanks to you all reading this post and posting other links, I have since found more interesting ones -- look through the comments - the one posted on October 9th appears to be pretty hard, though maybe I just made a mistake on it]   When we were with my parents last weekend, we found out that my parents are big Suduko fans, and do quite a number of them during the week, in different papers, page-a-day calendars, etc.

Dad was trying to find a hard one for me, and found a "six star" one, that turned out to be not that hard - reasonably difficult, but similar to what I had seen before.  We had been trading secrets of how we figure out puzzles the fastest, and he liked one of my starting first-pass rules, but then found a puzzle that using his rule, and then my rule still did not find a single number during the first pass.  After that, the only step I know is to start writing down all possibilities, and it is sort of interesting to see how fast you can narrow them down, it is a little too brute force for my taste, and so I am not interested in it as much.

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Posted by Jon Daley on April 28, 2006, 9:21 pm | Read 74351 times | Comments (80)
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Don't ever name your child the same name as you. It confuses everyone, from doctors to insurance carriers to airlines. USAir and United won't let me check-in online any more, since it can't figure out what to do with Jonathan and me. We both have different frequent flyer numbers, but it is confused. USAir says to call United, and United says to call USAir. A "Pearl Smith" (there's a Indian name...) at United says though she won't take responsibility for what she says, and it is her real name, I should wait in line at USAirways. (More)
Posted by Jon Daley on April 20, 2006, 8:01 am | Read 3523 times | Comments (7)
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