California can be a pretty wacky place sometimes. It’s a pretty heavily polarized state politically, garnering it a reputation (depending on who you ask) of extreme conservatism and of radical liberalism. It’s part of what makes it interesting to live here, and exciting to be a part of the voting constituency.
According to reports by a member of the epitasis-list, the Xando coffee bar has closed.
Now most of us here on the West Coast probably think that the problems of two little coffedrinkers in this crazy world don’t amount to a hill of beans, but…
Well, It’s a special place. I’ll explain:
Last night I ran a POV-Ray benchmark available at Haveland-Robinson Associates’ site thinking I was all hot stuff after getting this 300mHz K-6 machine. My time was 2 minutes 58 seconds. I went to look at the comparison to other peoples’ results and was immediately humbled by the best time reported: 3 seconds.
Yes, yes, yes… Smoking is a terrible, disgusting, stinky habit. I know. As a former pack-a-day Camel smoker, I’m the last one you need to tell. Yet somehow, I ended up in the following picture:
How did this happen?
For background, please read the article from news.com.
I don’t know why I care much about the fate of Apple, but I’ve been trying to follow this story along, and I am hopeful about Apple’s future. Although I still wouldn’t buy a Mac for myself (we’ll see how their NeXT-generation machines look? I’m keeping an OpenMind on this issue :-) ), I think that Apple has been a great presence in this industry and that it would be a real shame for them to just disappear.
The news can be such a pit of despair.
On Sunday, November 19th 1995 at a few minutes before 4pm I was driving my girlfriend to the train station when a 16 year old driver failed to stop for his red light. There was no time whatsoever to react, and his van collided with my SC2 at about 35mph.