Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Vacation, Ken Kesey

I am back from a much needed vacation.

Had some fun playing frisbee on the beach with a friend I have known since I was 5. Our digital camera got canned before the vacation. My wife thought it made a fine toy for our 1.5 year old daughter. The camera didn't think so. We were reduced to using a disposable camera so no pics. My friend also has a young daughter so he also goes to bed at 10 PM. But we were pretty cool in college.

I'm not done yet, but I started reading Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey. Good book so far. The book is based in Oregon, which I of course like. Kesey spent a lot of time in Oregon and was an interesting dude to say the least. Figured I needed a break from technical, business, and political books. I guess I should wait until the end, but so far I see the link between Kesey and Jack Kerouac .

I became interested in Ken Kesey after watching The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet. I think "The Net" is worth a look, makes you think. I knew about Kesey before, but didn't know his LSD experiments created the Internet (joke, but watch the documentary - warning sub-titles)

1 comment:

Sarge said...

Costco has a pimp Canon which works great with my Mac. (Canon has a long pro-Mac history.) The SD 700 on their splash page is $299. We got the SD 600 a wee bit ago and it rocks. I highly recommend getting a Canon and getting it from Costco.