Monthly Archives: June 2008

Twitter Updates for 2008-06-30

@kcarruthers Star Wars reference. Midichlorians are by some Jedi reckonings the source of The Force & are high in relation to your power. # @michellis7 Poor kid. I thought that was your sister’s job. Guess you’ll have to learn… # … Continue reading

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New Rule

The kids have a glass of water after each glass of Kool-Aid, no matter how much they love the flavor. The blue raspberry lemon went over extrmely well.

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Recruiter

Just talked with a recruiter who apparently found me on Monster.com, and had a very favorable impression of him. I’m not a fit with the specific opening he had in mind, which would have required Foxpro background, but I’m going … Continue reading

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Hoarding

Apart from cost and fussiness, depending on model, I actually like the compact florescents, and what they did to the electric bill. At least, until the electric usage we were getting billed for nearly doubled for no apparent reason. One … Continue reading

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Selling Those High Fees

On an amusingly related not to my consulting fees post the other day, here’s a post on how to sell overpriced services. The dressing part feels tongue in cheek, even though it’s tried and true advice I first saw decades … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2008-06-29

The baby couldn’t get enough of my salty garlic & rosemary fries I made to go with burgers for supper. # He’ll be 1 in less than 2 months, so the days of saying “the baby” are numbered, I guess. … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2008-06-28

Out from under sleeping baby. Time to cool my throat and toss the girls into bed. # Had a dream in which a neighbor I ran into on vacation told me no offense but we were way too loud too … Continue reading

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Abandoned Airfields

This is mainly a local interest Massachusetts link, received in e-mail, to an Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields site. It’s of particular interest for the first one on the page, as my grandfather worked for George Clark and lived for a … Continue reading

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Barney Frank

Sounding sensible? Apparently it can happen.

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Consulting Fees

This is good post on determining consulting fees, even if it does date back to January. I famously have trouble with pricing, which may be tied up somewhat with self-esteem and excessive desire to please others on my part, and … Continue reading

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They don’t tell you…

That there will be things like the 2 year old using the potty, then using the toilet with inset to sit for half a roll of wiping, followed by screaming hysteria for 20 minutes, prostrate on the floor, after being … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2008-06-27

It’s a raccoon eyed morning. Maybe tonight I’ll sleep more. # Wow. Got Wall-E review from Steve Rhodes & he says it’s nothing less than one of the best movies ever made, easily best Pixar. Unexpected. # Hate not being … Continue reading

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Funny

The baby was away, lunging in bed with the girls taking care of him, having a blast. Now to get him something to eat, drinks all around, and maybe do some cleaning that won’t hurt my hand the way mouse … Continue reading

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Now Where Was I?

Right, waiting for the baby to wake up, surely any second, and needing to continue on and do work on the house or something. If Twitter weren’t down so utterly there’s not even a whale, this might have gone there. … Continue reading

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Love the Title

As I always say, The Constituion Means What It Says. I think Scalia is my new favorite. Wait. Did I have a favorite before? Trouble is, it means what it says about takings, too. Poor Kelo.

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Too Close

Like I said, the Court’s vote on Heller was way too close, even if the majority opinion was relatively sensible and unambiguous.

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Ironic

This blog is supposed to be links and short takes, almost Twitter-like but with more room and obviously the ability to make exceptions. So it’s ironic that since I changed Twitter Tools to post a digest rather than each tweet … Continue reading

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Reunion

Who’s who and reunion for the famous picture of Microsoft’s early employees.

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Gates and Usability

Via Dan, this is an amusing, lengthy article in which Bill Gates e-mails complaints about Microsoft end user experience to his own staff, which apparently was something he did regularly. I have to agree in general with Dan about Vista.

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Twitter Updates for 2008-06-26

At least fireworks the upstairs people tossed out the window last night weren’t the loudest I’ve ever heard, unlike other locals tonight. # Trying to figure out, besides how to raise $3000 in the next 6 weeks or so, why … Continue reading

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Low Salt Considered Harmful

I already knew some of the harm salt reduction can cause, but this is a great post laying it all out in detail, using the relevant studies and science and history. Just a tiny taste of it: The lowest sodium … Continue reading

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Text Messages Private

Apparently text messages are private from employers, per the court.

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The Trouble With Plans

Is that mine change every time someone makes a new demand or has a new priority for me to follow.

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Heller Decision

As expected, and thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster that 5 of the Justices can read and have a modicum of sense, as reported and elaborated at SCOTUSblog (where commentary will probably be ongoing, as it presumably will at Volokh), the … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2008-06-25

Yup, Verizon’s cave to Cuomo resulted in every ALT newsgroup being removed from their server. No more alt.tv.* or alt.food.*, Idiots. # I’ll either have to see if I can use Google for it or a free 3rd party news … Continue reading

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Atomic Toys

Fascinating, cool stuff. The toy specialist on Antiques Road Show would love it.

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Undoing a Wrong

Richard Grasso is holding up well in court so far.

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A Question I’ve Had Myself

How do you convince potential employers you’re not overqualified? I am a person of low expectations at the moment, but with to all appearances amazing background, assuming you’re not of the opinion that self-employed people are lazy scum and not … Continue reading

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Twitter Updates for 2008-06-24

Refined my LinkedIn settings after someone complained about admittedly silly status updates. # Turned off notifications, explored settings & made other changes while at it. # LinkedIn is a professional/biz oriented networking site/tool that can be useful for various things … Continue reading

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Retirement

This is exactly my view of it.

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