I noticed over the last week or so that the site has been extremely sluggish in responding to hits.
I spent some time evening on the phone with my service provider, and we’ve gotten the site’s delivery speed up six times higher than it was (it was really slow for some reason, even though my line quality is excellent). Hopefully, any slow-downs folks have been experiencing will now disappear.
And, while you’re at it, check out this site for a new game from an independent developer. This game, called Darwinia, looks amazingly awesome. There is a newly-updated demo at their site.
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It is not yet clear whether Hunter S. Thompson left a suicide note. If not, his last written words may have been “So long and Mahalo” – which is Hawaiian for thank you.
The words appeared at the bottom of a column he wrote on February 15, just five days before he shot himself on Sunday.
Thompson, 67, whose death was announced yesterday, will be mourned by his family, but also by millions of readers who were hooked on his style, which came to be known as “New Journalism” or “Gonzo journalism”, where the writer became an important part of the story.
He was most famous for his 1971 masterpiece Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but there were many other books, all replete with fast and furious prose.
A large group of us, including our guest Angel, descended on the downtown restaurant for a very nice dinner. We had a lot of great drinks and food, including Calamari Fritto with Garlic Aioli, Risotto Sausage Poppers, Blue Crab Stuffed Tiger Prawns, and more.
It was a good night out with a good group of people!
Before the family meal (which was La Rosa’s pizza that Scott provided), Chef held a meeting of the kitchen staff to which I was invited. It was the first time I’d been in the dining room since I started there (though I’d previously been there as a guest).