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July 7, 2004
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2004

Awwwwwww

See this cute little puppy? It could be yours!

Lorraine (a coworker of mine) found this little gal running around the streets of downtown St. Louis today. Lorraine grabbed it, and since she didn't have a collar it got a makeshift leash, which you see in the pic.

No collar, no id, not even one of those little chips that they implant in dogs these days. And the rescue shelters are full. Not good.

In case you are wondering- it's a German Shepherd, and it's still just a puppy. When Lorraine brought it in to PetSmart, they said they even thought it might be a pure bred.

You know you want it. She isn't even named yet.

I spent some time with her today- she's super friendly and likes to play. And if that doesn't convince you, here's a description from the AKC- "The German Shepherd Dog is known throughout the world for his uncanny intelligence and faithfulness. This versatile breed has well-earned the reputation as family companion, guide dog, police dog, and, of course, herder."

I swear if I didn't have two dogs already (Lorraine has six) that I would keep it. But lucky for you, I don't get to. It's good with kids too- Lorraine can attest to that, since she's got a 1yr old.

I'll even throw in a lifetime license of VoodooPad for you if you decide to adopt it.

So email me if you are in the St. Louis area, or even just a couple of hours away: gus@mu.org. You can even call me if you want to: 314-479-4567. And if you don't want this adorable puppy but you know someone who might, be sure to let them know about her.

-- posted 9:29 pm

As seen on Joe's and Brent's sites, there is another Mac OS X Innovators contest going on this year. I'm glad to see this is going to be an annual event, and I think we're going to see some pretty cool apps this year too. (I'm not saying that we didn't last year or anything... we just didn't have Panther last year, which adds alot to the table.)

I was a winner last year with VP in the second round (look there I am!- the guy in the Hawaiian shirt!). I'll never forget getting the email from Derrick Story saying I won- I just about exploded. The worst part of it though was that I had to keep it secret until the official announcement. I ended up telling a couple of people about it though- Kirstin for one (duh), and then Joe so he could go pick up the award for me at the Open Source convention in Portland.

Anyway- you've got a little bit of time yet to polish up your killer app- good luck. ... and too bad they aren't making last year's winners the judges, otherwise I could stand to make a little bit of money via "anonymous" pay pal donations to gain favor :)

-- posted 6:49 pm