Archive | October, 2009

A Year Ago

30 October 2009

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It was a year ago tomorrow that I quit my job and ventured out on my own. Quite a year it has been, too. So much learned, so much overcome, so many mistakes made, and so many successes. But this thread on Facebook this evening made me think of explaining the background, the reasons for […]

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Review: O2: Breathing New Life into Faith

24 October 2009

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In O2: Breathing New Life into Faith, author and pastor Richard Dahlstrom uses the analogy of breathing (inhaling/exhaling) to explain aspects of spiritual disciplines and our lives. Our physical bodies need oxygen in order to survive, and the act of breathing requires both inhaling and exhaling…each naturally leads to the other. That same rhythm is […]

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Quote of the Day

22 October 2009

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“A cult of personality arises when a country’s leader uses mass media to create an idealized and heroic public image, often through unquestioning flattery and praise.” Compliments of Pravda, of all places. Interesting article that I don’t fully agree with. But the quote above is spot-on.

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Evil Grape Soda…

22 October 2009

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Opening a 2-liter bottle of grape soda for dinner (not normal, but the bottle is needed for a homeschooling science experiment…also, it’s not the entirety of dinner, in case wondering). It had been sitting undisturbed on the counter for almost an hour. It opened just fine. But wait, there’s more (and if there wasn’t more, […]

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Windows 7 Launch Party…

21 October 2009

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…and why I’m not doing one. Windows 7 is released to the masses Friday, and to increase exposure, awareness, blah blah blah, Microsoft is having some folks do Windows 7 Launch Parties for the event. And here’s why I would never do one, despite the fact that Win7 is a great product, and despite being […]

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Needed: Tech Stuff to Review

20 October 2009

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Lately I’ve been feeling like I am on overload for reviews. At first, I thought it was just biting off too much. But even though I’m still one official (plus a couple unofficial) review behind, that’s not it…or at least not the major issue. The main stumbling block right now is simply interest. I’ve had […]

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Get the Bar!

17 October 2009

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It’s way way of making a bit of money online, since you are already online anyway…no cost involved. Check it out here!

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Never Blog Tired…

15 October 2009

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…or is it always blog tired? I get them, and my words, mixed up. Was up late last night remotely doing a restoration from backup for a client after a long, frustrating day with another client’s software vendor that claimed their software ran on Vista, but heard a few too many times that they’d never […]

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On Being A Dad…

12 October 2009

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Thursday night we went to a play (Charlotte’s Web)…all of us, including Joshie and baby Maddie (who did outstanding, btw). Josh was sitting in my lap for most of it so he could see better, and out of the blue at one point he turns to me and says “Love you daddy” and gives me […]

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T-mobile Android Update FAIL…and Fix

7 October 2009

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T-mobile rolled out the Android 1.6 “Donut” update recently, and while adding a bevy of great features and improvements, caused one major issue for me. After looking into, appear that I am by no means alone in this issue, though many have had the issue since the phone initially came out. The G1 syncs to […]

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