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Monthly Archive for May, 2007

Nothing But Junk Mail

“Life’s too short to clean your own house,” proclaims an ad for a cleaning company that was mailed to me. I’d argue that I don’t care enough pay someone else to clean my own house. Part of owning a home is taking care of it (or opting not to take care of it). I have […]

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Friday afternoon I got home from work and did the unthinkable. I turned on the air conditioning. Turning on the AC is something I postpone until absolutely necessary. As cheap as I can be, I just couldn’t help it. It was 83° in my living room and I was expecting people over that evening for […]

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I’ve been thinking about my pricing model for side work; specifically I’ve been debating offering monthly plans either in conjunction or instead of a flat hourly rate. Despite not being a fan of monthly service contracts, they make sense for the industry and potentially for me and my clients.

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I’ve been quiet lately, busy busy preparing the second bedroom in my place for a new roommmate. It was previously an office that had turned into a storage area for extra furniture and clothes. I like working on my place, but it leaves me tired at the end of the day. I installed 42″ ceiling […]

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Remember the N.Y. Friar’s Club Roast of Hugh Hefner back in 2001? I remembered Gilbert Gottfried‘s act, humorously stolen from Ice T. A lot of people don’t appreciate Mr. Gottfried, but I think he isn’t given enough credit. Forget Aladdin and Problem Child, he was the sole savior of Beverly Hills Cop II; he played […]

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All American Rejects played at UMD’s Art Attack 2007 this past Friday evening. I was there all day lending a hand where I could, providing the 2-3 minute spotlight training to some volunteers, cabling the truss incorrectly, and generally enjoying the warm weather otherwise. Overall it was a really good time without too many noticeably […]

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