Sep 2004 BLOG

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4 Sep 2004: Have been reading "sangopan" from Anil Awachat's "swatahvishayi". There are some interesting points he brings up regarding schooling.
5 Sep 2004: Sudu-Sriram, Raghupathi sir; Mangesh-Ulka are here for the Labour day weekend.
6 Sep 2004: Over the last few days watched "Seabiscuit" and "Galaxy Quest". Though not among the best ones, both are good. Galaxy Quest (1999)
Seabiscuit (2003)
Ways to reduce television watching (in children) TV addiction
11 Sep 2004: Had been to New Orleans. It is an interesting place. Too much is made of Bourbon street, so much so that weekends seem like mini marches. A few photographs
15 Sep 2004: Watched "A Passage to India." It is interesting, but does bend towards "drama." A Passage to India (1984)
19 Sep 2004: The locate database on mac: a tutorial and weekly script. Parts of it won't work for recent systems. Actually, there is not much about locate there per se, but using it I got the db going by running
sudo /usr/libexec/locate.updatedb
which resulted increating /var/db/loacte.database
Weekly script
tutorial
20 Sep 2004: Learnt a bit about fonts on mac including its fontbook. subak works and I can see BBC hindi, but not sakal, ma taa, hitguj etc.
21 Sep 2004: Watched "What women want". Turned out to be better than I had expected. It is good that they did not overdo it. What women want (2000)
22 Sep 2004: Officially its fall! Even California turns a leaf and we need to be hunting for colors. Plumas county, or Inyo or even inland empire.
Here is a plan around Lassen: Take 80 From Bay area upto 89. Take 89 through Plumas upto Lassen and beyond to McArthur Burney, Castle Crags and return via 5.

Or a shorther one in Inland empire: Take 215 to Silverwood lake, 215 to 10 to 243 to Mt. San Jacinto and back via 74, 60.

California State parks
Upadted California reports
Plumas county - Lassen is nearby
Fed link to all states
23 Sep 2004: "Phantom of the Opera" was not as good as I had hoped. The acting was, and the plot had promise, but turned out to be a bit lame. Am I getting used to movies that are too slick? Perhaps I should try the original version? Phantom of the Opera (1962)
25 Sep 2004: Ganesh chaturdashi. Went to Malibu temple. Like always more people turn up for this event than any other. Over 500.
28 Sep 2004: "The kid" has some interesting aspects. Anu felt it was a bit like Dr. Phil and I thought it is so easy to tie all loose ends together. Did rusty bring his 'plane away from his house on his 8th birthday? The Kid (2000)
28 Sep 2004: Satrted reading Gribbin duo's book on Richard Feynman. The very first anecdote is an attack on "botany", just knowing the names of birds, something I have appreciated, but never had been able to put it so aptly.

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