Monthly Archive: August 2003

Sailing, Sailing 0

Sailing, Sailing

My MINI's on its way: By the way, I think the car's name is going to be “The Blue Coop”. If only I could get 7 characters on a license plate, I'd get “BLUCOOP”,...

Introducing the L-1 Helo 0

Introducing the L-1 Helo

Click for larger image Christopher Longman is proud to introduce his newest creation: The L-1 Helicopter. This radical design is the result of hours of intensive study, and represents the state of the art...

Ross is onto something 0

Ross is onto something

Ross has been spamming everybody with email notifications about posts to his blog, and he finally let slip that he's formulating an idea, but he's not letting on what he's up to. Stay tuned...

Viruses, Viruses, Everywhere! 2

Viruses, Viruses, Everywhere!

The mail servers at my ISP have been totally overwhelmed by SoBig.F. To give you an idea: We're a little tiny ISP with only a few hundred customers. We scan every inbound and outbound...

Just twiddling its thumbs 0

Just twiddling its thumbs

I suppose my MINI is sitting on the dock in Southampton just twiddling its thumbs. It arrived there on Wednesday, but doesn't actually sail until this coming Friday Aug 29. So for 10 days...

Progress! 0

Progress!

This is a good sign! Assuming it really gets on the Tokyo Highway, it'll be in Charleston on September 12. Figure three days to get to the VPC, two days there, and another three...

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’ 0

Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’

According to James at ASK-MINI: “Your vehicle has completed production and was released for distribution” The booking still hasn't shown up on the Wallenius & Wilhelmsen site (the shipping company that will actually bring...

WHOO HOO! 0

WHOO HOO!

Overnight, my MINI went from “On Order” to “Scheduled for Production” in the MINI Owner's Lounge, and was assigned a VIN. According to the automated status system at MINI USA, the car is actually...