The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

unmarked white vans

“Look,” said Spring, “over there.”


“There,” she said, pointing out the car window. “There's another one.”

“Another what?” I asked, stealing glances as I drove.

“An unmarked white van.” Sure enough, there was an unmarked white van. “And look, there's another one,” she said, pointing elsewhere. Yup, another unmarked white van.

In fact, once you become in tuned to white vans, you can't but help to see them; they're everywhere! Over the course of a few miles we must have identified nearly a dozen of them in the area. Mysterious. White. Unmarked. Hard to see the drivers.

I wonder if it's some sort of … you know …


Hi! On behalf of the MWCGGBUMHHWDSSESFGBLW group, I'd just like to say … Hi! We're a loving, accepting group of Eclectic Wiccans who worship the LIGHT! We believe that you can't hurt anything, because the rede says so! So we don't eat animals, because animals are people TOO! You know those meanies say that plants are alive too but they're just huffy because they're carnivorous and angry and not enlightened like us. But you look like a really NEAT person! You just might be PERFECT to join our group!

Greetings From The Fluffy Bunny Coven!

Um … yea.

Bouncy bouncy bouncy

I received some email from my old alma matter, Florida Atlantic University, from the Computer Science and Engineering Department. Now, you would think that of any department there, that the CSE Department would know how to run a mail system. But it seems they might have had a problem today:

from ( []) by (8.8.7/8.8.7) with ESMTP id MAA20467 for <>; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:52:54 -0400
from ( []) by (8.9.3/8.8.8) with ESMTP id MAA20374; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:50:52 -0400 (EDT)
(from majordomo@localhost) by (8.9.3/8.8.8) id MAA27498; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:50:38 -0400 (EDT)
from ( []) by (8.9.3/8.8.8) with ESMTP id MAA27494 for <>; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:50:37 -0400 (EDT)
from ( []) by (8.9.3/8.8.8) with ESMTP id MAA20364 for <>; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:50:40 -0400 (EDT)
(from serge@localhost) by (8.9.3/8.8.8) id MAA27488 for; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:50:32 -0400 (EDT)
from ( []) by (8.9.3/8.8.8) with ESMTP id IAA23558 for <>; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 08:36:08 -0400 (EDT)
from ( []) by (8.9.3/8.8.8) with ESMTP id IAA11902 for <>; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 08:36:08 -0400 (EDT)
from ( []) by (8.9.3/8.8.5) with ESMTP id IAA08861 for <>; Wed, 10 Oct 2001 08:36:10 -0400 (EDT)

Seems trout couldn't handle reality today. Heh.

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