Archive | May, 2008

MMA Gone Primetime

31 May 2008

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So CBS is blazing a bit of a path tonight in airing the first ever primtime broadcast of MMA (mixed martial arts, for those living in a cave, perhaps in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan). Thus far the production needs some help, the guys some polishing, and the one main guy needs to […]

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The Store Trip

31 May 2008

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I’d mentioned that I’d gone to the store. Kinda had to with JoAnn and the kiddos gone for the week. So instead of doing some of the old bachelor foods I’d probably otherwise do, here’s what I bought: 1. 3 bags of salad/lettuce mix. On sale, and was planning on doing a lot of salads […]

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Bored Already…

31 May 2008

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So JoAnn and the kids have been gone now for a grand total of almost 6 hours. And I’m already a bit bored. The side work that I left to go do and expected to take 6-8 hours only took me about 3.5. Then went to the store (pics and story of that coming later […]

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All Alone…

31 May 2008

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They are all gone now. For the next week, I am all alone…which will be ok, because I have a lot of projects to get done, and without them all home, I can work into the wee hours without any consequence. Except, maybe, for the whole lack of sleep thing.

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The Texas and Polygamist Sect Issue

30 May 2008

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Let me preface this by saying that I do not support the FLDS (Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints), their doctrine, or what may–or may not–be going on there. That being said… What in the world is going on in Texas? Authorities raid the compound under unproven, unsubstantiated claims regarding only a […]

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Subway’s Lame Apology

29 May 2008

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So Subway finally kinda sorta got a clue and posted an apology of sorts, as shown below in red. Let’s analyze it, shall we? My comments in black. Every Sandwich Tells a Story Contest [first mistake: not dated] We at SUBWAY restaurants place a high value on education, regardless of the setting, and have initiated […]

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Measuring the Effect of Social Media

29 May 2008

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Necessity may not truly be the mother of invention, but the frustrations with not having an adequate or suitable solution to an issue almost always is. Enter John Hingley. In 2003 he founded a company that focused on brand marketing and product launches using social media only, and was very successful. But what he couldn’t […]

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Upgrading Mint on Desktop

29 May 2008

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Having been using Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on my notebook for a few weeks now, I’ve realized how much I like it…even more than the Mint on my desktop (running Celena). In preparation for the Mint release Elyssa based on Ubuntu 8.04 that will be forthcoming, I’m venturing out into the world of distribution upgrade. […]

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Measuring Social Media and Its Effect

28 May 2008

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Earlier this week I got an interesting visit to the blog, and after a short bit of research, discovered it had come from a company that does brand monitoring. With all that happened over the weekend with Subway, I expected it to have come from that. But took a chance to see if the company […]

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Note to Subway: It’s Too Late

28 May 2008

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Since yesterday I’ve read several supposed apologies from Subway, but none of which were publicly released or signed by any official of Subway. They are simply quoted in blogs or on websites, but nothing that has been put forth openly and directly from Subway…so I’m a bit skeptical on the authenticity. Regardless, it’s frankly too […]

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