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Monthly Archive for July, 2007

Someone paged my SkyTel today with the following number: 847-816-3200. I didn’t recognize it so I used Google to look it up. Americana Healthcare Centers 1500 South Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048-3723 Phone: (847) 816-3200 Business Types: Alzheimers Help Groups, Nursing & Life Care Homes, Rehabilitation Products & Services I am responsible for responding so […]

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It’s clean and SFW. It may have taken many many takes to get all of this, but you definitely would not want to play beer pong against this guy. Then there’s this guy who recovers after two police taps at high speed. I have no idea what it has to do with Bubb Rubb, but […]

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It’s actually been a month since I started my office cleaning project. It is only the second weekend that I’ve put any real time into it. It looked like it was going to be hot and humid out this afternoon so I decided to take another couple hours at it. I’m proud to say that […]

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The further into the projects you go the more it occurs. The more gangsta the rap artists or athlete, the worse it seems to get. It heard it on the radio this morning; the DJ was interviewing a football player. It’s just as bad as high school girls saying “like” to describe everything or people […]

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I find ProcessLibrary to be incredibly useful when diagnosing Windows systems. The site — with a refreshingly clean interface despite it being an advertisement-page-disguised-as-a-tool — will tell you all about processes that you find listed in Task Manager. A quick summary of whether it is good or bad, but with details of what it does, […]

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I predict that Emma Watson — who plays Hermione in the motion picture adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series — will be in and out of rehab before the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is completed. Think I’m wrong? Take a look at Google Images. I fear that she’ll follow in the […]

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Spoiler Free Since 1993

Having finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows early this morning — well after midnight, and on a school night too — I feel obligated to make some spoiler-free commentary. I purchased the book at BJ’s on Saturday morning, off one of the two enormous pallets that they had lying around the warehouse. No fuss. […]

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Where Did the Weekend Go?

I didn’t get to dig. Instead I drove to New Jersey with a friend to pickup a car that he had purchased. Not at all related to digging a hole, but it’s the same friend so either way I was helping him out. I’m not huge into cars, but apparently the Toyota Supra Targa — […]

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This weekend is going to be full of manual labor. I’m helping out with home improvements at two separate houses. Tomorrow I’m helping dig a hole. Not just any hole in the ground like the type that kids create while trying to dig to China while Mom and Dad sit back and enjoy not having […]

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Comment Free? Not for Me.

Dave Winer thinks that blog comments are part of the problem and that they intrude upon my freedom of speech. That’s a bunch of hooey. I think they’re beneficial. As I expand upon ideas others can chime in with their experiences and opinions. I find that to be valuable. Few things are better than a […]

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Coup de grâce for Jackass

Jackass: The Movie purportedly contained all of the skits, tricks, and stupidity that were too crude or obscene for television. So MTV decides to air the movie during prime time; a seven year old episode of Jackass and a “Where They Are Now” special were shown prior. Consider all that would have to be cut […]

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The zinnias that I planted a few weeks ago are coming up. No flowers yet, but they’re definitely growing fast. I’m amazed that the ground is supporting it; there must be some good soil beneath all of those decorative stones. We’ve had some nice and warm weather with a decent amount of rain. Probably doesn’t […]

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I saw Fools & Horses at Ram’s Head On Stage yesterday afternoon. I’ve been to Ram’s Head Tavern many times before, but it was my first time at the dining room/concert venue. It’s nice. It has seating for 217 people and they offer table-size food/drink service to the 21+ crowd. Perfect for an intimate set, […]

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Nobody Reads ANYTHING Anymore

Remember when you asked a question and got an answer to that question? I can’t remember when it last was, but I miss those days. People don’t take the time to read anymore. Not with any care anyways. Skimming is the trend now, whether you talking about letters, articles, newspapers, email, or text messages. People […]

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By the time you write enough Java code to be considered for the self-imposed “developer” title, you shouldn’t try to write shell scripts anymore. Do you system administrator and network engineers a huge favor and :q! now. There are times when I get the impression that people don’t know what the hell they’re doing. I […]

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