September 2005 archive


Ladies & Gentlemen … It is my great pleasure to introduce to you … Mr. Riley Gibbs. Riley is a brown tabby domestic short hair cat … about 5 years old. He was adopted from PACT Humane Society at the Petsmart near Woodfield. He is currently exploring his new domicile and figuring out where everything …

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Too Much Security

Well it’s finally happened … the folks at ING Direct have completely lost touch with reality. They recently implemented a new security technique that makes it incredibly cumbersome and difficult to log in to their online account management system. Not only do you have to enter your account number … and a randomly selected challenge …

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Here Kitty kitty kitty

Ok, so this picture isn’t all that good (it came from my phone) … but you might be able to detect a small bundle of fur in Ginny’s arms. No, we didn’t get a cat … yet. Ginny has been in a serious funk when it comes to furry four legged friends lately. We were …

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Talk Like a Pirate

Aye, it appears that today is Talk Like A Pirate Day … who am I t’ argue with a brand new tradition. Aye.


The other day I, while getting ready for our trip to SLC, I came to a minor realization. That realization was this: Our age is determined by the batteries we use. Well, at least for me it is … let me explain: When I was young, a lot of my toys needed D cell batteries. …

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Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond

Seems that Microsoft is trying to recruit open source advocate Eric Raymond. My favorite part of his reply to the MS recruiter is this: I’d thank you for your offer of employment at Microsoft, except that it indicates that either you or your research team (or both) couldn’t get a clue if it were pounded …

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IPod Nano

Ok, I know I told Ginny that I wasn’t going to get an IPod (after she got her IPod mini as an early birthday present) … but this IPod Nano looks pretty cool. I had thought about getting an IPod Shuffle at one point … but I didn’t like the idea of not being able …

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I really enjoy the MythBusters show on the Discovery Channel … I was stumbling around today and found a fun interview with Adam Savage on The Sneeze … part one is here, and part two is here. [tags]MythBusters[/tags]

Return Processing Fee

I purchased some software from a few weeks ago … then I found it cheaper at a B&M locally. I purchased the cheaper copy and tried to cancel the order on amazon… sadly, it was too late to cancel. I requested a refund and got a shipping label. As soon as the item arrived, …

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