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Monthly Archive for June, 2008

The Website is Down

For anyone whose ever worked a helpdesk or other IT support, this one is for you. Thanks Andy!

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Isn’t gas usually more expensive the closer you get to a city? At the Shell on the corner of Riva Road and West Street (in Annapolis), gas was $3.89 a gallon today. I thought that was a pretty good price, perhaps indicative that prices may be falling a bit since it’s the first I’ve seen […]

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Try the Carne Adovada at Golden West Cafe

I’ve wanted to eat at Golden West Cafe for a while now and on Sunday I had the opportunity to go. The food was excellent and the ambiance appealing. In short, I really enjoyed it. There’s more. I’ve been told that service was often lackadaisical by more than one person, but I didn’t have any […]

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Finally, a New Phone Battery

My new phone battery arrived from Amazon the other day, intact from DLN Enterprises. It wasn’t in OEM packaging, but it was indeed an authentic Motorola battery. According to the coding on the battery, it was manufactured a year after my old one. Old: 20060802 2BQ1603 New: 20070801 KAK3791 There were a few scratches on […]

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Contest #1 – Random Postcard

The idea is very simple. Mail me a postcard and you’ll be in the running to win a small prize. Simple. I do have some other ideas for the future that will require a little more creativity, but I’m a little slow formulating them beyond the chicken-scratch in my notebook. So it’ll be a random […]

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New RSS Feeds

I finally got around to burning some additional RSS feeds. These feeds aren’t exactly new, but I didn’t ever make a point to advertise their existence or make any effort to see how many people were subscribed. This first one includes the last title, caption, and thumbnail of the last 20 photos that I’ve added […]

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Let the Contesting Begin

I’ve been inspired by some recent giveaways and have decided to do something a little different and fun this summer. In the next few days there will be a contest on this blog. Perhaps the first of many. Words, cleverness, trivia, and photography will be involved. There will be plenty of time allowed for entries. […]

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Chick-fil-A Rocks McDonald’s

I don’t eat a lot of fast food, but occasionally I get some freebie coupons in the mail. I like to take advantage of these things, just to try things out when they’re free. That way if I’m stuck eating fast food due to travel or at the airport, I’ll know what I should or […]

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37.5 Is the Magic Number

How the hell didn’t I hear about this salmonella in the tomatoes debacle? I must not be paying attention to CNN when I’m at the gym or maybe it was first announced on that one day when I missed the gym. Missed, like I was looking the other way and it snuck past me. Skipped […]

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Amazon Really Does Sell Everything

I’m a glutton for punishment or lazy, because I lived for months with sub-par talk time that could usually be counted on my fingers. After six months of bitching about my cell phone’s battery life, I decided today to buy a new battery. My Motorola V325 takes one 3.7V Lithium Ion cell, model number SNN5762A. […]

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Hulu.com is Nifty

Why pay $1 for Red Box when you can stream movies for free on Hulu? Sure it isn’t as good a selection at Blockbuster or Red Box and the quality isn’t the same as a DVD, but you can’t beat the price. The best part is that it’s legit. NBC Universal and News Corp. teamed […]

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Why hasn’t Doogie Howser, M.D. been made into a movie yet? With all of the other television shows that the studios have been making these days instead of coming up with new material, why not? It could be dubbed “The Later Years” (paying homage to Fred Savage) and depict Dr. Howser handling a few cases […]

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Clubbing at the HOA

I haven’t been driving as much these days which is better for my wallet. I noodled with the idea of taking the bus to work, so I did some quick calculations. It’s sad, but I determined that it is more cost effective for me to drive to work than to take mass transportation. Bummer. In […]

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People are going out to the movies less due to gas prices. That fact has been all over the media. I haven’t seen any stories and photos about the gas lines at the wholesale clubs, but they’re there. With gas prices hovering at $4 per gallon, people have also begun to realize the cost of […]

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Cafe Hon, Better Than Expected

The reputation of Cafe Hon precedes it. I’ve read good reviews and bad, both by local bloggers and by food critics. Some people like the tacky decorations and the large-haired ladies working the front counter that is the original from the hardware store that used to occupy the space. The word “kitschy” is most used […]

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