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Me and my life

Mmm-mandoline

We bought a man­do­line yes­ter­day. I was plan­ning on going to Williams-Sono­­ma, since we have a gift cer­tifi­cate, but I got a wild hair while I was at the gro­cery store, and I bought one (next door, at Linens-n-Things). It’s the Oxo one. We used it last night to thin­ly slice a cucum­ber and an […]

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Honest Tea

Okay, so I was all set to relate the won­ders of Hon­est Tea, a tea drink in a bot­tle ($1.35 here in the mid­dle of the Mid­west) that was billed to me as delight­ful and only slight­ly sweet. I have a sweet tooth when it comes to drinks, and it would do me good to […]

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Me and my life

So, I guess I’m a programmer

Yes­ter­day, I spent six (6) hours chas­ing down one (1) bug in a web-based pro­gram I am writ­ing for work. Oy. This is going to get a bit geeky. I have a form that pulls data for a select box from a MySQL data­base. Based on what the user choos­es in that select (a drop-down […]

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Why Globat? Here’s why not Globat.

I have an ISP, Globat.com. I am going to be rid of them soon, per­haps soon­er than I thought, if I have my way. I used to park my Inter­net pres­ence with Earth­link, but they cost a lot, and I had been shown this lit­tle com­pa­ny called Glo­bat that offered a ton of space for […]

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Politics

Law-breaking flag supporter now?

Just a quick update on Randy “Duke” Cun­ning­ham (R‑CA), spon­sor of the Flag Amend­ment cur­rent­ly work­ing its way through the Sen­ate (it seems it may pass?). It turns out, accord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton Post in this arti­cle, that he may be a lit­tle too patri­ot­ic, to the tune of $700,000 from a defense con­trac­tor. If […]

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Politics

Nutty Flag Amendment supporters get nuttier

So, yes­ter­day was appar­ent­ly Flag Day. What­ev­er. USA Today ran an Edi­to­r­i­al about how a Flag Amend­ment (you know, the oft defeat­ed attempt to crim­i­nal­ize the burn­ing of the US flag) was mis­guid­ed, etc. But they also ran an “oppos­ing” edi­to­r­i­al, by Randy “Duke” Cun­ning­ham (R‑CA), the spon­sor of the lat­est Flag Amend­ment leg­is­la­tion. You […]

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Fearsome Mormon missionaries revealed to be pimply-faced dweebs

So, our “neigh­bor­hood,” sand­wiched as it is between the biggest (and “bestest,” I am told by par­ents of teenagers) mall in Oma­ha and two large apart­ment com­plex­es, gets buzzed by Mor­mon mis­sion­ar­ies on a pret­ty reg­u­lar basis. We think there might be a Mor­mon safe­house ((I swear I’ve seen apple-cheeked young men with name badges […]

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Technology

Apple to Intel (updated)

How can I not write about this? You may have heard: Apple will be tran­si­tion­ing all their com­put­ers to Intel chips start­ing one year from today. I just fol­lowed along with the keynote where Steve Jobs announced this (and not much else, but who’s quib­bling). So. Den­ny point­ed out that this means it’ll be a […]

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Technology

Screensaver bounty claimed

Okay all. Remem­ber this post? I was look­ing for a Mac screen­saver that could show pics pulled dynam­i­cal­ly from a web site/folder. Well, I have it. Gabe at Cel­lar Door Soft­ware was two-thirds of the way there with his Ran­domWeb screen­saver, and he pushed it the rest of the way with my prod­ding. $100 is […]