blivet – 10/23/2001

Ian Lovell Rager

The little guy now has a name.

Ian was released from the nursery last night and stayed in Audrey’s room with us for most of the night. He still gets some antibiotics a couple of times a day. Everyone is very helpful

The name Ian has no clear association with either of our families, we just like it. Lovell was my maternal Grandfather’s given name (Lovell Martin Boyle). According to several of the baby name books we have, it is a Celtic name that means ‘Wolf’. Ian’s Great-Grandfather was the first generation of his family born in America. Both of Lovell’s parents were from Ireland.

I’ve updated what has become Ian’s announcement page accordingly.

I’m overwhelmed by the responses we have received. I’m printing them to take to Audrey in the hospital. Thank you all so very, very much. forehead to floor…

And now, for something completely different.

The Odyssey will arrive at Mars on October 24, 2001, 0230 Universal Time (October 23, 7:30pm PDT). As in tonight. Yesh!

I would love to find out how to get access to something like the Favorites List again, now that Weblogs.Com has emerged from its chrysalis.

Three from wood s lot:

Mitsu: Against dogma
Gentle Leonard (Leonard Cohen)

garret and sandra are heading west.

Apple releases iPod

At an event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino today, CEO Steve Jobs announced the company’s new digital device. Dubbed the iPod, the new device is the size of a deck of cards — 2.4″ wide x 4″ tall by .78″ thick and weighs 6.5 ounces. It also features a one-hour recharge, a 10-hour battery capacity that charges over FireWire and 20 minute skip protection. The iPod can download an entire CD in under 10 seconds.

I have little to no use for an iPod, even if it is from the mothership. I’m not against it mind you, it does tweak my technophile receptors, but I don’t even listen to CDs that much. I wouldn’t know a good mp3 player if it tap danced across the store counter. If it was an updated Newton-ish pda, however, I would have to lock the credit cards away.

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