January 24th, 2006

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03:29 pm - The EU took my birthday away
from Ars Technica:

The EU has been unhappy about Microsoft's [failing to comply with antitrust settlement obligations] since March of last year, and had finally set a date of January 25, 2006 for final compliance [after which MS would be fined 2,000,000 euros per day of additional noncompliance]. With that date approaching, though, Microsoft claimed that it still needed additional time, and the EU has granted an extension until February 15. At that point, assuming the date is not changed again, Microsoft must be declared in compliance by the Monitoring Trustee or face the daily fine.

That was gonna be the bestest birthday present I ever got. :'(

Current Mood: sad
Current Music: M83 - A Guitar And A Heart

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From: (Anonymous)
Date: January 24th, 2006 - 08:58 pm

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 24th, 2006 - 09:19 pm
How about birthday dinner? Except last night I accidentally scheduled a very small birthday party for myself - I didn't think about it being my birthday, so Leigh and Indro and Fi are coming over to watch The Corpse Bride at my place tomorrow night. So :: smacks forehead :: birthday dinner on my birthday is out, but...

Maybe birthday-dinner-a-little-belated sometime soon, you and me and anybody else who <3's me? I have to go to Charleston Friday afternoon and I'm not sure what time that night I'll be back, but other than that I should be pretty free this weekend, if that sounds good.

And oh man you have GOT to see the birthday present I got a week early. =)

From: (Anonymous)
Date: January 24th, 2006 - 10:30 pm

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 25th, 2006 - 01:21 am
Next Tuesday should be good! I'll have Calculus 'til 7:10 or something, but after that, c'est tres bon.

The problem with tomorrow night isn't so much whether you're invited, or even whether you'd be willing to come. Before you even GET to all that, you have to figure I've only got the one couch, and we've already got four people. With the possible exception of Indro and Fi, I don't think any of us want to get intimate enough to make five people fit - and I don't think I'd want to be that close *while* Indro and Fi were that intimate anyway. =)

[User Picture] From: soulranger
Date: January 24th, 2006 - 10:36 pm
I didn't understand any of your post, but...
Happy Birthday! ;)

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: January 25th, 2006 - 01:22 am
The European Union was s'posed to start fining Microsoft 2 million euros a day on my birthday, that's all. And Microsoft getting shafted = TEH WIN!

And thanks. Although you're a special case anyway, you covered the birthday celebration with me a week and a half ago. In spades! =)

From: mr_renaissance
Date: January 25th, 2006 - 06:44 am
The extension sucks, but a happy birthday from Europe anyway.

[User Picture] From: clme
Date: January 28th, 2006 - 06:35 am


Its better than the KKK taking your baby away I guess...

Although for 2 million euro someone could buy a crapload of black market babies to make up for it.

730,000,000 euro a year. sweet.

[User Picture] From: clme
Date: January 28th, 2006 - 06:37 am

Re: well...

Oh, and here is where I insert the yearly joke at the expense of the old guy.

I'd have put it in the above post, but my memory isn't what it used to be back when you were young. Hell, rocks aren't what they used to be back when you were young.

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