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May, 2008:

This day in history.

May 14th

1607: Jamestown established in N America

1804: Lewis and Clark depart.  would have been may 13th, but they had a 3 hour layover at Midway.

1998: Last episode of Seinfeld on NBC, commercials are $2 million each

1973: Human Space Flight: Skylab, the United States‘ first space station, is launched. It is the last launch of the Saturn V rocket.


Dynamo Kiev wins 15th Europe Cup II
French press reports massive deportation from Cambodia
U.S. forces raid Cambodian island of Koh Tang to free Mayaguez ship
U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site


1975 :Matthew Adrian Meyer born Beech Grove, IN 12:12p -5 GMT

1952: David Byrne

VIDEO–>Obama Rally in Bloomington, IN 04.30.2007

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Barack Obama Bloomington, IN Assembly Hall 002

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Obama Speech Bloomington IN 04.30.2008 005 from zebtron on Vimeo.

Obama Speech Bloomington IN 04.30.2008 006 from zebtron on Vimeo.

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Here are my photos of the rally.

Rick & Phoebe’s Wedding 05.10.2008

Here is the total photo set from the event

Some pics
and video

Rick and Pheoebe’s wedding 05.10.2008 01 from zebtron on Vimeo.

Rick and Phoebe’s wedding 05.10.2008 02 from zebtron on Vimeo.

Uno Moss @ Bear’s 05.07.2008

Uno Moss played at Bears’ on 05.07.2008

Here are some photos



Video to come.

the xbox cometh

So I am only a few years late to the game, but I finally got an Xbox 360 today.

Ordered it from Amazon with GTA IV, but the game itself is taking longer to ship.

I set it up, did updates, created ID, then realized I needed to setup an ID in LIVE.

Setup LIVE ID, paid for 12 months of Gold, and then needed an update to display video.

I understand the need for updates, but the whole setup process took too long and too many accounts.

There should be an obvious option for me to do all the data entry via a web browser on a PC on my LAN.

So now that I played audio and video from two PCs (WMP11), played back audio and video from my Zune attached via USB, and set everything up, it is time for a real game.

Went to the mall about bought a new copy of “Assasin’s Creed” for $30 and a 2nd wireless controller.

Played a little bit last night and dig AC.  Need to play more, but I won’t have much time today as I am going to a meatspace event… a wedding 😉

GTA IV made me do it.


So I have a birthday coming up and I don’t have a next-gen console.
I own a Dreamcast, PS2, and PSP and my household also has an NES, SNES, and N64.
My couple-year-old HDTV is aching for some more HD goodness and I must do what my electronic devices ‘want’.

The TV talking to me while I sleep, and the constant barrage of GTA IV ads and discussion made me anxious about someone ruining a plot point.  So, much like I went to see Iron-Man this weekend, I was forced by my fears of ‘spoilers’ to buy a 360.

Today I saw that Amazon had a deal where you get $30 off when you buy a console and the game at the same time. That and a trial for Amazon Prime got the price way down even with 1 day shipping.

All these factors and what fields like the world were telling me to buy it, so I finally did.

So I sit here… waiting… how many hours will it take? Come on shipping company… be fast!

HRC (barely) wins Indiana DEM primary

obama HRC Indiana Primary results

Obama (BARELY) loses Indiana…

51% to 49%

637,389 HRC, 615,370 Obama, difference only 22,019 votes.

And they both get about the same number of delegates.

Indiana DEM Primary 2008

My original plan was to vote early, but that didn’t happen.

I simply rode my bike over to get a newspaper to see if I could learn something about the non-pres primary folks. So the Herald-Times for today and yesterday were just useless. I don’t think they really understand what you should do with a local paper.

Anyway I have voted… now it is time to wait and see what the rest of the state does.

See this post for result updates.

Bike ride photos 05.03.2008

My Roommate Peter @ the Skate Park

The Skate Park

Railroad tracks by Upland
railroad tracks by upland 05.03.2008 CRW_5085

The whole set

Barack Obama Rally Bloomington, IN

So I shot video of most of the speech.

UPDATED: Link to my video of the rally.

Have photos on Flickr too.

Rob Riggle (from the Daily Show) was there as well.

I paid attention to him and the bouncing gigantic beach balls until Senator Obama finally arrived.

The line(s) to get in was pretty crazy.

Assembly Hall wasn’t full, but was pretty close.

@goodhands coverage

Some youtube video

The Obama Stream from

More Rob Riggle

Officlal Obama pictures on flickr