merry christmas. it's always pleasant to learn that you have a bunch of new cousins. but today is just not the day to drive all the way to orange county to hang out. so i have decided that i'm going to finish up my reading of cryptonomicon. i always wont to say the cryptonomicon. but there doesn't appear to be such a thing, according to the website. anyway, that doesn't change the fact that i'm really diggin on this book.