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Diary of a robot vacuum cleaner

I was in Fry’s looking at vacuum cleaners figuring I’d probably need to get one since I rent the place and I need to keep it in good nick. I discovered that vacuum cleaners are quite expensive, I also discovered robot vacuum cleaners are not as expensive as I thought.

So I bought a roomba robot vacuum cleaner.

eReader Musings

I've been watching the next gen ereaders for a while, I like reading and I read a lot sometimes a book a day. I've never been that interested in eBooks partly due to the fact that I quite like dead tree books they never need charging and the display dots per inch is pretty good random access and the ability to display full colour pictures and even animation (flick books).

New and improved but not in a good way

So I managed to find somewhere nearby that had the new xbox 360 s in stock so I drove over and picked one up. This new model supposedly has fixed the red ring of death issue that plagued the early models and it incorporates the hdmi port of the elite and now has built-in wireless. Having had to replace 3 xbox’s due to red ring of death to get rid of that would be great.

Spinners on a mini van?

Something I saw today was this maybe 5 to 10 year old otherwise stock mini van with spinners on the wheels. Which besides looking crap actually was a little worrying as it looked like the wheels were still going when the thing was stopped, which at a junction is not what you want.

There and back again

Monday I did most of a day of work then had to rush over to SFO to drop the rental car and catch a flight over to orange county. Normally when I fly there it’s an 11h trip to LA then a hours drive so the 1h30 trip this time was refreshingly brief.