Mar 162005
 

I posted a few wildflower photos from our trip out to Borrego Springs on Sunday.

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{Denzel 10:20:17 PM} Thank you for contacting Dell Consumer Customer Care Chat. My name is Shouvik, but you can call me Denzel. Please allow me a moment to review your question.

I grinned. Being in tech you usually get to talk to Indians at some point. One thing you will quickly notice is that they say their real name, but then ask you to call them an anglo name. “Hi, I’m Satvinder, but call me Bob.” I understand why they do it, but find the whole thing ridiculous. I usually insist on calling them their real name. I expect that they are required by Dell to do this, to set joe-bob customer at ease.

However, I also noticed that some people seem to do this by choice. Most of my Hong Kong & Taiwanese friends in school wasted no time in coming up with anglo names. I knew a Pierre, a Ronald, a Julie, etc. But most (not all) of the Indian, Pakistani, and African immigrants I knew chose to keep their names. Perhaps HK & TW people get sick of english speakers butchering Mandarin and Cantonese names.

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Now for your daily grim forecast: The U.S. economy will likely face a recession before President Bush leaves office, and growth in the California economy will be tepid at best for the next several years

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News flash to people buying DRM Music. You don’t own anything.

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Growing up in B.C. with family in logging and forest service I am no stranger to feller bunchers. But this thing is just crazy. You could paint it black, add some guns, and put it in a SciFi movie.

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Hugo Chavez is mouthing Bush off some more. It is interesting to see this develop, Chavez might be next on the axis of evil.

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