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Monthly Archive for February, 2011

When attempting to use TaxAct 2010 with CrossOver Mac, I experienced the same frame buffer problems as last year with Tax Act 2009. It makes the software pretty useless, since without the Q&A you may as well fill in the paper tax forms. Fortunately, the same fix worked this year. Just install Internet Explorer 6.0 […]

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Observation #52 – The Sauna

Over the past couple weeks, I’ve discovered that I enjoy my time in the sauna. It doesn’t seem to matter whether I’ve been hitting the gym hard or whether I’ve been thinking and writing all day, the dry two hundred degree heat loosens everything up. My cares and problems seem to escape my mind and […]

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Career Fair Tips for College Kids

I’m not a corporate recruiter, but in the course of my professional duties I occasionally go to college job fairs. I end up sorting through a lot of resumes afterward, identifying and prioritizing candidates that I think may match our needs. A few suggestions to prospective employees about resumes: Make it one page. Please. If […]

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Quote #13 – Cultural Theft

On the alleged 1999 theft of United States nuclear secrets by China: Our biggest secret — the real source of our strength — is one that they can’t steal. It’s how we live. – Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree

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A bit of irony, as seen in Charleston.

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Southern Cooking in Charleston

A few weeks ago a friend and I drove down to Charleston for spring break, January be damned. We met up with some friends, caught the Ravens game at a local bar, did some sight-seeing, reveled, but we made time to sample some of the local fare. The first morning after arrived, our host took […]

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Quote #12 – Wisdom of the Media

Now if only the modern news media outlets could attain such wisdom… Sometimes the news is in the noise — in what is being shouted on the streets of Seattle and painted on the walls in graffiti. But sometimes the news is actually in the silence — in what isn’t being said. The greatest wisdom […]

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