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Truthiness: of Rights and Wrongs

Truthi­ness.  I love this word.  It encap­su­lates all that is wrong with the Amer­i­can Reli­gious Right.  I’ve been think­ing around how to talk about this scourge and received insight from a com­mon (for me) source: The Econ­o­mist has a book … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Captcha: blank + 15 = 21

I’ve start­ed using a Captcha for the com­ments.  Over and above the spam pro­tec­tion I’ve been using, I’ve been delet­ing more than 10 spam posts per day.  This is just a nui­sance, but it has become a nui­sance that is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Back in the (Somewhat Random) Saddle

I have been slack­ing.  I even have sev­er­al posts pret­ty much ready and I’ve been slack­ing.  To be com­plete­ly hon­est with myself, I think my father’s death last year affect­ed my desire to express myself more than I thought.  He … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I Have NOT Been Slashdotted

The rumors of my being slash­dot­ted are great­ly exag­ger­at­ed — or at least per­pet­u­at­ed in denial by me.  Imag­ine my sur­prise when I noticed this arti­cle on Slash­dot.  It men­tions a “tech writer” named “David Gilbert.”  This might be one … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Happy New Year: The Year of Windows FAIL?

It’s dif­fi­cult to avoid a lit­tle schaden­freude, espe­cial­ly when you feel the vic­tim is wor­thy.  I’ve already said some of what I feel about Win­dows 8.  So it is with a lit­tle glee that I read on Slashot that Win­dows … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Is Advertising Really Necessary?

Do we real­ly need adver­tis­ing?  Put more point­ed­ly, do we real­ly need the por­tion of our indus­try that con­nives to con­vince us to buy things?  These ques­tions came to mind while lis­ten­ing to the CBC radio news sto­ry today decry­ing … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A lonely, unopened package of CD-R

I was busy doing some­thing com­plete­ly unre­lat­ed today when I noticed that I had a pack­age of CD-R which was still shrink-wrapped in it’s orig­i­nal pack­ag­ing.  It struck me that I prob­a­bly hadn’t bought CD or DVD media in the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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DaD

There are so many ways that I’m sim­i­lar to my Dad. Just this week, I filled my cof­fee cup a bit too full and had to sip some of the black cof­fee before I could add cream. As I not­ed … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Gas Powered Drink Blender

Some­times a prod­uct comes along and you know that they’re just try­ing to goad some­one for publicity’s sake.  In fact, it would appear that these have been banned in Cal­i­for­nia.  The Gas Pow­ered Blender pic­tured here is pow­ered by a … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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My Exploding Waterheater Experience

Unless you’re a Myth­buster, I don’t think you com­mon­ly wake up in the morn­ing think­ing that you will see an explod­ing water­heater, espe­cial­ly your own.  In def­er­ence to real­i­ty, I sup­posed it was more prop­er­ly an “explod­ed” water­heater, but the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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