Dumpster Diver

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When I arrived home this evening, I noticed that my neighbors across the street had put out a large amount of garbage for pickup. Trash day isn’t until Thursday, but it’s not the first time they were early.

In the past 90 minutes, a minimum of 4 people have stopped to pick through the pile of debris. Now, Packerland Drive isn’t exactly a quiet street, but isn’t that a bit much? And it’s not like I was staring out the window the whole time, either.

I’m all about not wasting things, but I leave the trash digging to others.

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By the way, people dig in garbage in Wausau all the time.

Dearborn Assembly Plant

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The last Ford Mustang rolled off of the assembly line today at the Dearborn Assembly Plant in Dearborn, MI. It will be shut down shortly, although plans are being made to convert part of it into a museum. Henry Ford himself assisted in the design of the initial buildings.

I remember driving past the plant with my Dad from time to time when we still lived in Detroit. Lots of history built up in the Mustang, and at DAP.

I just don’t know if it will be the same when the 2005 model appears later this year. According to the press release, it will be built in the Flat Rock plant.

Database Nation

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I was listening to National Public Radio this afternoon during my lunch break when I heard an interesting story come over the air.

Reason magazine, whom I had not heard of before, is publishing their June 2004 issue with customized covers on the front. Apparently, each of their 40,000 subscribers will receive a copy of the magazine with their name on it in large font, the words “They know where you are…”, and an aerial photo of the address to which the magazine is addressed.

Per the guest on the show, Nick Gillespie (the editor-in-chief for the magazine), it only cost around $5000 more to provide the customized covers, mainly thanks to a few generous donations from the various contributors of information (including the satellite photography).

Is this the ultimate mail merge?

Pocket PCs

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My fiancée just purchased a new Pocket PC thanks to a few awesome deals we came across. It’s an HP iPaq 1945 with Bluetooth, very nice. The was a $20 instant rebate, and a $100 mail-in rebate. Plus, we found that HP is offering a trade-in program for older PDAs and whatnot… she was able to get 50 bucks back from HP by trading in her older PalmPilot. Essentially she got a brand new PocketPC for under $150.

Overall, it’s not that bad. I haven’t played around with it too much, but she’s already got games and updates downloaded to it. The only things left to do are to locate a Bluetooth USB adapter for her machine so she can surf the web in the house, and write some cool .NET Compact Framework programs so that I can play with it too.