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Other

Say goodbye to Earthlink

Earth­link costs about $22 per month. For that, I get sev­er­al e‑mail address­es that I actu­al­ly use, pret­ty effec­tive spam block­ing that I actu­al­ly use, and nation­wide local access dial-up num­bers that I almost nev­er use. Prob­lem is, I get those same ser­vices “free” with oth­er stuff now. My domain host­ing­com­pa­ny gives me e‑mail, and […]

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Politics

Why do 50% of the people believe this man?

Tonight, George W. Bush gave a speech that, in a rare show of good taste, the net­works did not deign to cov­er. How­ev­er, NPR did cov­er it, and we lis­tened to a lit­tle of the thing. Our Pres­i­dent spent much of the time asso­ci­at­ing Iraq, both past and present, with ter­ror­ism. What I don’t get, […]

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Me and my life

The problem with third interviews

Well, Creighton has called me back for a third (!) inter­view. The first time i met with the direc­tor of the group I would be work­ing with­in. The sec­ond time, I met with my poten­tial co-work­ers, the VP in charge of Aca­d­e­m­ic Com­put­ing, and a man­age­ment con­sul­tant work­ing with the CIO regard­ing new hires. This […]

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Meta

Testing of the new blog software

This is a test install of Mov­able Type­’s new ver­sion 3 blog­ging soft­ware. I plan to use it for all my blogs, but this one gets first crack. You all be sure to let me know what you think of it. Update: Ghaaaa! I just looked at this thing in a web brows­er, and it […]

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Culture

Calendar Girls

It took us two nights, we were so sleepy, but we did man­age to watch Cal­en­dar Girls this week­end. It was pret­ty cute, though I have a soft spot for British film (or Amer­i­can film with British accents, I guess). There’s a lot of ama­teur T’ai Chi in it, and I kept think­ing that our […]

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Other

Hey buddy, wanna buy some speakers?

Walk­ing into the gro­cery store today, hold­ing Aidan in one arm, I was inter­cept­ed by a pick­up truck with some youths inside. The dri­ver leaned out and said, “Hey bud­dy, you want some speak­ers?” My response was, “Been there, done that. Thanks any­way.” It has to have been ten or eleven years ago now, liv­ing […]

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Culture

love actually

This was the per­fect movie for the mood we’ve been in late­ly. Too much dra­ma on TV, too many shows about bad things hap­pen­ing to lit­tle chil­dren, not enough light­heart­ed feel-good stuff. There are no good sit­coms any­more. Any­way, love actu­al­ly was delight­ful­ly British, touch­ing, and sig­nals the fur­ther reha­bil­i­ta­tion of Hugh Grant in my […]

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Rants

A’ is for Aidan

Arr. My son, whose name is AIDAN, was named such because we thought it was a kind of cool, uniqueish name. We only real­ly knew of one oth­er Aidan, that being Aidan Quinn, actor. We were a lit­tle leery of peo­ple think­ing we’d named our son after him, because we did­n’t. We just like the […]