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February 29 Should Be a Holiday

Once every four years, somethin' wonderful happens.  Nope, not th' presidential elections.  Leap Year’s Day! It shouldn’t be a day o' work.

posted at 9:37 be on Feb. 28, 2008
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Me Little Response t' Shrinkwrap Agreements

I’m tired o' shrinkwrap and click-through licenses.  When be th' last time ye actually READ th' license ye have t' agree t' when ye install, say, iTunes?  I thought so.

posted at 7:24 be on Feb. 28, 2008
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I Removed th' Ads from Me Web Site

James Sherrett did a great presentation at this year’s Northern Voice, which led t' me decision today t' remove th' ads from me personal Cap'n's log.

posted at 11:43 be on Feb. 27, 2008
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Things Learned from We Media Miami 2008

OMG! Famous magazine and Web designer Roger Black still uses Eudora on his Mac!  So do I!  We’re like twins!

posted at 10:30 be on Feb. 27, 2008
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Arrivin' in Miami fer We Media 2008

I’m in Miami fer th' We Media conference.  It’s an interestin' conference: not limited t' one particular group o' people, it spans journalists, educators, politics, non-profits, and o' course, folks doin' Web 2.0 social media, which be th' secret sauce that so many industries be hopin' t' slather themselves wi' these days.

posted at 1:08 pm on Feb. 26, 2008
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Me Power Mac G5 Took A Liquid Leak

I like Macs, that’s not what What News t' anyone.  But only once have I risen t' th' level o' true “fan lad,” when I bought me dual proc 2.5 GHz liquid cooled G5 Mac.

posted at 12:51 be on Feb. 21, 2008
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We Got th' Call

So, we just got th' call.

Th' house we’re rentin' (I first wrote “our house” but that ain’t right, and that’s th' crux) be goin' t' be put on th' market in March.

posted at 5:38 be on Feb. 18, 2008
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Th' Year o' Not Buyin' In

Since th' beginnin' o' 2008, there have been several themes people have told me would be prevalent this year. “Th' Year o' Leisure” be one I rather liked.  “Th' Year o' Gettin' Serious” be another, tinged slightly wi' omen.

posted at 8:03 pm on Feb. 14, 2008
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Troubles on th' On board Front

Afore this week, th' owner o' th' house we rent came t' visit. Th' winsome lass gave us a day’s notice, and brought wi' that comely wench a middle-aged professional wench, and they toured th' house together.  Th' owner didn’t say what exactly they be doin' here, but Susie, who be on board at th' time, got th' distinct impression that th' wench be a real estate agent.

posted at 10:23 pm on Feb. 9, 2008
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