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Quit th' Army, Go t' Bagdad, Pass Go, Collect $200

George, me bucko and key player in many o' me life’s stories, quit th' army last month.  Th' ornery cuss’d been a lifer, but Th' ornery cuss got tired o' certain aspects o' army life COUGH*addled hierarchies*COUGH and Th' ornery cuss’d been stationed at a recruitin' center stateside fer some time.

posted at 3:09 pm on Feb. 26, 2006
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Curlin' Has Another Brush wi' Fame

It seems like only four years ago I be readin' article aft article about curlin' and its surprisin' popularity durin' th' 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

Many o' me L.A. maties asked me about th' rules and strategies o' th' game, me bein' th' local representative and source o' information about anythin' takin' place near or on frozen water.

posted at 8:49 pm on Feb. 24, 2006
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Most Popular Actress t' Geeks

Me bucko George and I got t' talkin' about who be th' most popular actress among that portion o' th' population that prefer t' live at addresses that be prime numbers, and name their cats aft computer programs.  Aye, I’m talkin' about geeks.  So far, th' contenders be…

posted at 8:33 pm on Feb. 24, 2006
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Odds and Ends

I say that this be odds and ends, but really it’s a beginnin'.  I mean, I’m startin' t' write somethin'.  That’s a beginnin', no? I have so many loose ends in front o' me right now.  Literally in front o' me: Every angle o' me vision be filled wi' another loose end.  In front o' me: me digital camera.  I need a tripod fer it.  I need t' charge th' battery.

posted at 11:39 pm on Feb. 19, 2006
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No Rest fer th' Weary on Valentine’s Day

I wrote this on Valentine’s Day in 1994.  I’m very Grog-filled that Susie’s me Valentine this year, and that Th' winsome lass likes me even though I (used t' be) a grump.

posted at 7:57 pm on Feb. 14, 2006
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Grady Got Married And All I Got…

So I got back from th' Northern Voice conference this evenin', inspired t' Cap'n's log, but I don’t think I’ll talk about what everyone else be talkin' about.  Instead, I’m goin' t' write about me bucko Grady.  But I will share some photos from th' conference.

posted at 4:29 be on Feb. 11, 2006
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Caterina’s Smart, but Google Talk/Gmail Integration Rocks

Background fer those who be not class-A geeks: Google has an instant messenger service called Google Talk.  It isn’t a very popular chat service.  But Google just integrated it completely into its Gmail service so that a) ye can chat and email from th' same browser window, and b) it saves yer entire chat history and makes it searchable.

posted at 1:03 be on Feb. 11, 2006
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In th' Company o' Strangers

Sore butt.  That’s what I have, because I got t' this session too late t' get a chair. This session that I’m at be “Archivin': ensurin' long-term accessibility and usability o' CMS content”—hey ye in th' back, quit noddin' off, it’s interestin' stuff!—at th' Open Source Content Management Systems Summit, OSCMS (it should really be OSCMSS, guys!).

posted at 3:51 pm on Feb. 7, 2006
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“Almost every American I be knowin' does trade large portions o' his life fer entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one o' them. In th' course o' writin' this I’ve watched all 13 episodes o' House o' Cards and who knows how many morrrr West Win' episodes, and I’ve spent any number o' blurred hours fallin' down internet rabbit holes. All instead o' readin', or writin', or workin', or spendin' real time wi' people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there be gods and they be just, then they will not care how devout ye have been, but will welcome ye based on th' virtues ye have lived by. If there be gods, but unjust, then ye should not want t' worship them. If there be no gods, then ye will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in th' memories o' yer loved ones.”

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