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    Someone Else’s Job

    by  • January 21, 2010 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I think Haiti caught me a little by surprise.  I mean, it’s a small country in the Caribbean, which is known primarily for sunshine and sandy beaches.  And really, a 7.0 isn’t *that* big…  at least not for a country flush with industrialization, cash, and seismic engineering know-how. The death toll is looking as...

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    A Lovely Thought

    by  • January 7, 2010 • Uncategorized

    Martha Lyon just posted this as her facebook status, and it struck me quite favorably: Contemplation often makes life miserable.  We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. Upon cross examination, she revealed that this quote’s author is Nicolas Chamfort — a French playwright, and a contemporary (and fickle courtier) of...

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    Well Then

    by  • January 6, 2010 • Uncategorized

    I don’t have anything nice to say about my own life at the moment, so I’m going to post the lyrics to a song I love (unaccountably, since it is a strangely raucous country western-styled song by a Canadian hip hop artist, and I generally enjoy neither country nor hip hop).  If this is...

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    by  • December 21, 2009 • Uncategorized

    Today is a day for anyone even remotely connected with web development to throws their hands in the air and celebrate.  According to StatCounter Global Statistics, Firefox 3.5 has become the most popular browser in the world. That is pretty darn tootin’ amazing! Hopefully, our next day of celebration will be the day when...

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    Office Love

    by  • August 6, 2009 • Uncategorized

    (5:20:18 PM) Zero: you there? (5:20:44 PM) Anonymous Colleague: yes, wassup (5:21:06 PM) Zero: i am told you paid us a visit while I was in a meeting (5:21:11 PM) Zero: anything I can do to help? (5:21:25 PM) Anonymous Colleague: yes, one sec, i will come up (5:23:04 PM) Zero: btw, I love...

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    An Ode to my Woman

    by  • April 24, 2009 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    I have been griping more than my fair share the last couple of weeks.  I am going on gripe hiatus long enough to appreciate one of the truly wonderful things in my life: Cathy McDonald (whom I *never* call Cathy), my partner and friend (oh, and incidentally, we’re married — so she’s my husband...

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