Archive > November 2008

Are You a “Looser”?

As a kid, I read quite a bit and had a decent vocabulary for a brat my age. However, I was a poor speller–eliminated from the 4th grade spelling bee on the word “chihuahua.” Regardless of the fact I couldn’t tell the difference between a chihuahua and a chimichanga, I still was a poor speller. […]

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The Definition of Ugly…

The definition of ugly as defined by Merriam Webster: 1: frightful , dire 2 a: offensive to the sight : hideous b: offensive or unpleasant to any sense 3: morally offensive or objectionable <corruption—the ugliest stain of all> 4 a: likely to cause inconvenience or discomfort <the ugly truth> b: surly , quarrelsome <an ugly […]

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Dried Eggs… The Next Superglue?

Anyone who has ever cracked an egg for cooking knows what happens to the yolk-leavings if left to dry on pan or plate–it hardens like Bondo. Like industrial strength superglue. Like science fiction. At least that’s what it seems like when trying to clean the crud off said pan or plate. I learned real quick […]

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TV – What I’m Watching

I’ve never been much of a TV watcher. In childhood, I teethed on Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley and the Six Million Dollar Man. But as I grew older, except for a few measly exceptions, I pretty much shunned broadcast television. I found that I just couldn’t relate to most network programming. Yeah, some shows […]

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Vista & OS X: My Love/Hate List – 2. Pro Tools

Back when I first started working as an IT professional, the Mac and PC worlds appeared to be as separate as church and state. Businesses used DOS & Windows PC’s for typical office functions–word processing, spreadsheets, accounting, etc. Home computing added personal finance and gaming to the mix (anyone remember Quicken for DOS or Castle […]

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Vista & OS X: My Love/Hate List – 1. List View

I use Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X regularly for both work and play.  They both serve a need, scratch an itch, and overall help me do what I need to do.  I like them both for what each has to offer, and like many an indulgent parent, I will tend to ignore even the […]

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