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@MediaTemple Sadz

It has come to my attention that none of my server-side apps nor my blog can establish a database connection between around 4:30AM until 6:30AM. At least this has been a problem for the past several days. After repeated calls and an online chat, MediaTemple is aware of this issue and says they are “working […]

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Down Memory Lane

My blog is about 6 months away from being 10 years old. I began blogging back in March, 2004. That’s just hard to believe. In some ways that seems like a lifetime ago while in others it seems like just yesterday. At present, my blog contains 3,156 posts, an average of  332 posts a year, […]

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I Felt Just Like Paula Abdul

I never watched American Idol with any intention, but sometimes Steve would watch it years ago. I would be in and out of the room with some horrid example of non-talent performing with unspeakable intonation issues. At the end of those performances Simon, more than Randy, would launch into a blistering tirade about how truly […]

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Burly Bakers

On Saturday I walked over a mile to meet the Burly Baker, himself—Bill. From Atlanta, he was in town for the weekend. Bill is actually a computer geek by trade. At lunch he handed me a box of his Brown Butter Cashew Blondies. With a glint in his eyes, he rhapsodized over how they are made and what’s […]

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