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The floods in Iowa

Our hearts go out to the peo­ple, includ­ing friends, in Iowa this week. We lived in Iowa City for sev­en years, and still con­sid­er it home. See­ing the pic­tures, read­ing the sto­ries, it has been wrench­ing. While nobody we know has been dis­placed, every­one we know has been affect­ed. We wish them the best of […]

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Culture Link

Bottleshock

This is the kind of movie I know I am going to like. Though that may be sole­ly because it has Alan Rick­man in it. Watch the trail­er.

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Link Politics

McCain’s Team

It is a beau­ti­ful pic­ture, and i hope it comes true. If Lieber­man were as help­ful to McCain as he was to Gore, only good things could come. McCain-Lieber­­man ’08!

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Link Technology

How old is your Mac?

Want to find out when (and where) your Mac was built? Try this ser­vice, inter­est­ing­ly named Chip­munk: Klantenser­vice. Put in your ser­i­al num­ber (About this Mac:More Info) and hit the but­ton.

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Technology

Time to buy: an LCD Monitor

Okay folks, WWDC is come and gone, and it is time to take the next step in the Home Com­put­ing Mas­ter Plan. First up, the Mac mini, exter­nal stor­age, exter­nal mon­i­tor pack­age. The first two are easy, but the last is prov­ing a bit of a headache, so I thought I’d post about it. I […]

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Other Technology

Is Steve Jobs really sick?

Okay, so com­pare these two pho­tos. The first one is from Mac­world, in Jan­u­ary 2007. The sec­ond is from yes­ter­day, at WWDC. It would appear that Steve Jobs is wast­ing away. Tell me it does­n’t strike fear into you. I mean, aside from the per­son­al issues that Steve and his fam­i­ly must be expe­ri­enc­ing with […]

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Link Politics

Tell Hillary what you think she should do now

In her frus­trat­ing speech last night, Hillary Clin­ton asked her sup­port­ers to go to her web site and tell her what she should do next. I almost did that (and you can imag­ine what I would have told her she should do), but noticed at the last minute that the form says, “Skip signup and […]

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Me and my life

We’re in diet detox

This week­end we went to Bor­ders, here in town, and bought two South Beach Diet books (the Book, and a cook­book).  In read­ing the Book of them, it became clear to us that we eat too much of some bad stuff, most­ly refined sug­ar and processed carbs.  Or, as I like to think of them, […]

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Link Politics

Bitter

Matthew Bald­win of Defec­tive Yeti offers up Bit­ter, a Clin­ton com­men­tary play­ing off of Twit­ter.  A bit late, but still fun­ny.

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Politics

Oh please, do.

It is start­ing to look like Hillary is get­ting ready to drop out, accord­ing to this list over at Polit­i­cal Insid­er.  Oh please, please, please.  I’d real­ly like this nom­i­na­tion to be decid­ed before I go vis­it my fam­i­ly the last week in June.  I think a num­ber of them have been (and still may […]