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People in Vermont: Don’t Know How to Drive

February 8, 2009

This is first in what may wind up being an ongoing series of articles about People in Vermont.

Let me start off by saying that it is Vermont State Law that you must stop for pedestrians in a crosswalk. This is particularly important because there are specifically marked crosswalks without any traffic signals or stop signs. They are merely marked by the generic “pedestrian in crosswalk” sign. I suppose that this is to indicate to drivers that there is a crosswalk present, where you are supposed to stop if there is anyone in the street. Essentially, it’s a conditional stop sign. (At least, that’s how I interpret it.)

NES + MBP = Kernel Panic

December 23, 2008

Are you ready for this? I got my laptop back. But I don’t have it now—it’s gone again. I only had it for a day. And to make matters worse, I don’t even have my G5 to fall back on. I’m on Windows right now. It’s quite sad, really. But the story in between is interesting, so read on.

I Want My Laptop Back

December 19, 2008

It intrigues me that the iMac G5 that I bought in November 2005 (yes, 2 months before they switched from PowerPC to Intel chips) is still running strong, without any problems whatsoever (except some speed issues resulting from only 512 MB of RAM), while my MacBook Pro, which I bought when I started college last summer, has had to be repaired twice in the past month. And, of course, both times had to be in the week before I go home for break. But let me start from the beginning….