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January 27, 2009

Veering away.

January, 1989 Twenty years ago, I began what could be considered “my career”. I didn’t think of it as occupational choice at the time … it was supposed to be a simple, six month contract position. An interesting second job that would help me pay the rent, save for an upcoming wedding in the fall, … Read the rest of this item

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January 8, 2007

The self-aggrandizing flotsam department.

Please note that the delightful pair of vociferous Mac-heads, Dan Benjamin and John Gruber make an ever so brief mention of Newton (and yours truly) in the recently unveiled Hivelogic Podcast. The first two episodes of the podcast are a casual discussion of their ideas regarding what new products might appear during the imminent Macworld … Read the rest of this item

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March 13, 2006

Where’s the beach?

Well, it was a nice break while it lasted. Now, would someone please explain what all this snow is doing in my driveway? Ugh.

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March 9, 2005

Natural hat trick.

No, I am not posting this just to prove that I can keep this blog going for three days in a row. No, it doesn’t mean that I’m completely disgusted by the fact that I haven’t actually managed to post something of significance three days in a row since the beginning of last December. No, … Read the rest of this item

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July 13, 2004

The sound of silence.

At least the hard drive that contained data I had actually backed up still works. The other drive — my boot drive — doesn’t. Applications. Email. Prefs. Several gigabytes worth of current work files scattered all over the blessed desktop. Poof. Reflecting on this incident, I have determined that I feel much more comfortable with … Read the rest of this item

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February 3, 2003

My thoughts exactly.

Copyright © Walt Kelly / Okefenokee, Glee & Perloo, Inc.

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January 31, 2003

Sigh.

It must be the weekend. I’m hankering for an ample glass of Australian Cabernet Shiraz and a mighty bowl of low fat preztels. The Perl install can wait until tomorrow.

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April 12, 2002

Where does the time go?

I just realized this afternoon that two milestones of questionable significance have occurred within the past week. April 5th marked two full years of running this here rambling weblog of mine. Egad. That’s quite the mental kick in the pants for me. I don’t think that I could have kept up and put up with … Read the rest of this item

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December 20, 2001

A tale of triumph.

Once again our hero staves off a series of debilitating annoyances by waving his ever-present Reality Mallet™ over the heads of his enemies. Their arms flailing madly, the vanquished curs race back to their hovels. Flushed with recent victory, our smiling hero trundles off down the nearest path in search of a frothy decaf latte.

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June 25, 2001

Value, added.

Some of you are probably wondering what the heck I do to fill up my day. I mean, besides the cool Dad stuff like sitting in my daughter’s classroom listening to her read self-authored stories. Well, friends and neighbors, here’s a fine example of the value I add to society. I cranked out a new … Read the rest of this item

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