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February 29 Should Be a Holiday

Once every four years, something wonderful happens.  Nope, not the presidential elections.  Leap Year’s Day! It shouldn’t be a day of work.

posted at 9:37 am on Feb. 28, 2008
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My Little Response to Shrinkwrap Agreements

I’m tired of shrinkwrap and click-through licenses.  When was the last time you actually READ the license you have to agree to when you install, say, iTunes?  I thought so.

posted at 7:24 am on Feb. 28, 2008
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I Removed the Ads from My Web Site

James Sherrett did a great presentation at this year’s Northern Voice, which led to my decision today to remove the ads from my personal blog.

posted at 11:43 am 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 am on Feb. 27, 2008
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Arriving in Miami for We Media 2008

I’m in Miami for the We Media conference.  It’s an interesting conference: not limited to one particular group of people, it spans journalists, educators, politics, non-profits, and of course, folks doing Web 2.0 social media, which is the secret sauce that so many industries are hoping to slather themselves with these days.

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

I like Macs, that’s not news to anyone.  But only once have I risen to the level of true “fan boy,” when I bought my dual proc 2.5 GHz liquid cooled G5 Mac.

posted at 12:51 am on Feb. 21, 2008
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We Got the Call

So, we just got the call.

The house we’re renting (I first wrote “our house” but that ain’t right, and that’s the crux) is going to be put on the market in March.

posted at 5:38 am on Feb. 18, 2008
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The Year of Not Buying In

Since the beginning of 2008, there have been several themes people have told me would be prevalent this year. “The Year of Leisure” was one I rather liked.  “The Year of Getting Serious” was another, tinged slightly with omen.

posted at 8:03 pm on Feb. 14, 2008
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Troubles on the Home Front

Earlier this week, the owner of the house we rent came to visit. She gave us a day’s notice, and brought with her a middle-aged professional woman, and they toured the house together.  The owner didn’t say what exactly they were doing here, but Susie, who was home at the time, got the distinct impression that the lady was a real estate agent.

posted at 10:23 pm on Feb. 9, 2008
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