March 22, 2004
The last time I updated jenChat, I made some fundamental changes to how it worked. Nothing wrong with that, except that I forgot to explain some of those changes, and I also neglected to include a link to one of the sample files. Whoops!
So that's now been fixed. Enjoy.
March 10, 2004
Ever since the road trip from hell, I've been limited to my bicycle and the Utah Transit Authority as a means of getting from point A to point B. It's not that bad when you can telecommute, but when you have to go to the office twice a week, biking 4.5 miles uphill after a 45 minute bus ride gets old really fast.
But all that has changed—got myself an almost-new 2002 Saturn SL2 Sedan about two weeks ago. Several friends of mine have Saturns, and they all spoke very highly of them as far as reliability and service plans, so I decided to see for myself. I liked what I saw, sold my soul to Saturn, and I couldn't be happier. Except for the price of insurance.
You'd think that with a perfect record in 9 years of driving (never had a ticket or accident) and the fact that I've reached the magic rate-change-age of 25, I'd be able to find some decent insurance for, oh say $70 a month... Not so. Best I could find was Geico and that was just shy of $100. Progressive even quoted me at close to $900 for six months. When I rule the world, insurance rates will be based solely upon on your personal driving record, and not generic statistics based on age and gender. Bastards.