This blog is an account of Jacob and Mike's (Skippy) cross-country trip to move Jacob from Chicago, IL to Irvine, CA. We decided we'd document the trip by making a blog post for every hundred miles we drove, in addition to anything else of interest. There is a map that I made with a thumb tack in each place where we wrote a blog post.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Brown out on wheels

2:32PM CDT | N41°38'1" W90°57'0"

Not too much to report. We stopped for gas and got some drinks. The episode of this American Life featured Rocky Anderson, the mayor of Salt Lake city vs. Sean Hannity, Fox New Republican propagandist in a debate; it was entertaining. Jacob is still behind the wheel, behind the curve, and behind the times. I am (ab)using my power as documenter to take cheap shots at Jacob as much as possible as I'm sure it will be returned in full when he takes over.

On the car-tech front, we got Jacob's power inverter to work charging the laptop, which is very convenient since we're using it fairly regularly. Jacob has just pointed out how the amount to technology that we have in the car right now is fairly absurd. We have a GPS unit, a radio transmitter, a power inverter, a digital camera, a battery charger, and two laptops, two cell phones, two mp3 player, and a USB GPS device for one of the laptops.* We have only one car power socket. This requires a lot of switching.

*This is not counting Jacob himself, who is actually a robot.

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