Death to Democracy

Here is a really distressing post from BoingBoing about the one-day-to-be-law “i-Patriot Act.” The federal government will probably dismantle democracy one fear at a time. Upon reading this post and listening to Larry talk about it, I recalled hearing, shortly after 9/11 that the so-called Patriot Act was already on the shelf waiting for passage […]

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I Learned Something New

An interesting article posted over at NeatOrama, entitled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Oil” was filled with interesting tidbits. Number 8 on the list, about why the Saudi’s are getting soooo rich (hint: what it actually costs them to pump up a barrel of crude) will get your blood pumping. And the whole unexpected […]

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The WiFi Skys

I’m sure this will be too expensive for me to use! Delta announced Tuesday that it will begin rolling out Wi-Fi access on its aircraft this fall, with plans calling for the wireless service to be available on the company’s entire domestic fleet of more than 330 planes by next summer. [Source: Macworld | Delta […]

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Not Sure What It Means

if anything, but this post by photographer Thomas Hawk about Obama’s language and McCain’s language in recent speeches is curious for thought. His idea was clever: go to Real Clear Politics, copy and paste the text of one of their recent speeches into Wordle to get a visual of the words most frequently used. I […]

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Not So Good at This

How many of the most commonly used English words can you list in 5 minutes? I had an abysmal 43 out of 100. I just can’t perform under pressure, at least that’s my line, and I’m sticking to it. Give it a shot at this link. Sorta fun actually.

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Back to My Mac

After being on the phone for the past 6 hours talking with Apple, Verizon, and Linksys, I finally have Back to My Mac up and working. It’s nothing short of a miracle. Which leads to me wonder, what mere mortal on this planet would go through all of this to get this service to work? […]

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Ethernet Cat 5 by Darren Hester at Flickr CC

Happy Cog

I love when things come together in unexpected ways. I mentioned back a couple of days ago that I am in the process of building a media server for the house which sits on a home network in which all of the computers are to be part of the house digital hub. Well, it’s starting […]

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Adult Night Out On The Town

… Tim-style! Manhattan Beach must have more children per capita than any other city in the USA! I’m completely serious! I’ve never seen a place with more children–really young children. Thursday and Friday nights I ate dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and Chili’s respectively. Both evenings the number of loud and generally badly behaved children […]

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Today at the Beach

The International Surf Festival was held this weekend: contests in surfing, building sandcastles, paddling, swimming, and some intense volleyball competition—we’re talking guys who are very serious about volleyball. I learned I don’t know how to shoot volleyball at all! I’ll have to put this on my list: practice anticipating where the ball will be hit […]

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