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Culture

We have rejoined the Internet cognoscenti: Netflix

This week, we received in the mail, our first Net­flix discs. Now, we were mem­ber of Net­flix briefly a cou­ple of years ago (or was it just last year?). But we did­n’t watch enough to jus­ti­fy it. Now that we have decid­ed to cut back on our tele­vi­sion watch­ing, we seem to believe we have […]

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Meta

Pay attention, I need your help picking a domain name

Okay, my Inter­net Ser­vice Provider, Glo­bat is hav­ing one of their peri­od­ic, “75% off every­thing!” sales. I have seen sev­er­al of those go by, and haven’t pulled the trig­ger, but I think I am ready to do so this time. The price is low, and we’re sev­er­al months from the annu­al due date of the […]

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Culture

The weekend we saw really good movies

So, this was a few week­ends ago, but I was read­ing a “Best Movies of 2004” arti­cle, and the review­er had these three movies in his top ten. We had gone to see The Incred­i­bles in the the­ater, and rent­ed Spi­der­man 2 and Eter­nal Sun­shine of the Spot­less Mind over the week­end. You can’t go […]

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Me and my life

Wistful for the Creative Life

This morn­ing I did a lit­tle surf­ing in the blo­gop­shere with­in the imme­di­ate vicin­i­ty of Arlo. He is sur­round­ed by cre­ative, fun, prob­a­bly some­what unsta­ble, yet awe­some peo­ple. As one per­son said, Arlo’s life will def­i­nite­ly not suck. It made me think of the path not trav­eled in my life. As I get fur­ther in […]

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Technology

The cost of being an Apple fan [updated]

I’m in the mid­dle of fol­low­ing Steve Jobs’ keynote from Mac­world, and it sounds pret­ty cool. The price of some of their soft­ware has gone up, how­ev­er, and it remind­ed me of a post I’d want­ed to write some time ago. Between text-based page refresh­es seems like a good time. Apple’s prod­ucts have always been […]

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Technology

Best color picker on the Internet

In my roam­ings, I have come across many a hexa­dec­i­mal col­or-pick­­er on the Inter­net. Most of them let you choose one of the 214 “web-safe” col­ors, and as such, are about as use­ful to me as a box of rocks. (Thanks, Greyson, for mov­ing the box of rocks for me!) I stopped using the 214 […]

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Culture

And some I’m not throwing out

As I was (in the pre­vi­ous post) toss­ing many of my sci-fi and fan­ta­sy books, I came across sev­er­al that I was­n’t throw­ing out, and prob­a­bly won’t ever throw out. In the inter­est of a lit­tle ying in my yang, here’s some of what’s not in the heap: Susan Coop­er’s The Dark is Ris­ing series, […]

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Culture

Throwing out sci-fi/fantasy books

I know, I know. Gasp! Dan­ny throw­ing away fan­ta­sy books? Well, it is hap­pen­ing, even as I type. I’m final­ly open­ing my box­es of books shipped from Iowa, and I am toss­ing some books I have cart­ed with me for a long time, some since col­lege! Why? Well, I don’t have any time to read […]