Monthly Archives: August 2006

Tool Concert at the Gorge – August 2006

Tool concert for ‘10,000 Days’ album. Excellent show. Went with Vin from work, got tickets at the last minute. The pictures are lousy since they are the quality of my cell phone, but at least I have something to remember … Continue reading

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“Stolen Lives : Twenty Years in a Desert Jail” by Malika Oufkir and Michele Fitoussi

Read in July and August 2006. This is the story of Malika Oufkir. Her childhood was overly privileged as she was adopted by the king of Morocco. There was the troubles with being separated from her family and not being … Continue reading

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Hiking Mt. Pilchuck

Prashant, Kalyan, Shaina and Rajat hiked Mt. Pilchuck on August 19, 2006.  This hike had the most amazing views compared to all the hikes I did in summer 2006. There is a great write up on the hike available here. … Continue reading

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FootZone 5K, August 6, 2006 – Redmond Town Center

(I know it is a stretch to consider running a 5K Hiking, but until I create a Running category this is the best fit.) I participated in the FootZone 5K this past August 6, 2006. It was my first 5K, … Continue reading

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“Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking” by Malcolm Gladwell

Read from July 2006 to August 2006. Thought provoking work on the power of the subconscious and the power of making snap-decisions.  Using “thin-slicing” as the primary technique, we can effectively make many decisions using our subconscious.  Unfortunately, many people … Continue reading

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Future of Electronic Learning?

Moodle seems like an open source Blackboard. Patent issues aside, this seems pretty interesting to me. My university was just rolling out Blackboard while I was an undergrad (I’m getting older and older in technology terms), though now I am … Continue reading

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