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Saturday, January 26, 2002
I just finished my first book of the year 2002, and it was Debt of Honor, by Tom Clancy. I bought this book used from an Amazon Marketplace vendor last June for ninety-seven cents. Yes, less than a dollar. I paid $3.50 in shipping, and it took almost three weeks to get to me. I didn't mind.

When I was growing up in Jersey City, one of the great things I used to do was visit the Barnes & Noble Annex on Fifth Avenue. In that used book store, I'd buy several books, each between a dollar and two dollars. I'll probably dip into the Amazon Marketplace again, or half.com to buy the next book in the Jack Ryan series.

Tom Clancy published Debt of Honor in 1994, but the events ring awfully close to those of September 11. Needless to say, I found DoH (the abbreviation for Debt of Honor in alt.books.tom-clancy) compelling in the usual Clancy way. A fast paced page-turner is a good way to start the reading year.


Friday, January 25, 2002
I installed a new CPU fan on my old PC. It was hard going. The clips that attached to the CPU had to be bent into its position with greater force than I expected. I got it installed, eventually. I'm going to compose a web page on this exercise, as I took plenty of pictures (again).


Monday, January 21, 2002





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