My Life’s Work

photo: Flickr/morebyless under CC-BY 2.0 I’ve decided to start a new project, one that will likely take the rest of my life: taking an inventory of numbers. Ever since we went all 1s and 0s, nothing else has mattered, except powers of 2 and that whole 0-255 thing for internets. Are we really sure these days…

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A Hysterical Scold’s Guide To Muslim Indoctrination

While the rest of my generation seems to be engaged in a collective SQUEEEEE over the new Star Wars film, I’m at home banging away on the ol’ laptop. Putting together letters to form words that make phrases which grow up to be sentences and go out into the world to express ideas is not…

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The Spam Mail Bag – Writing Back

When I switched around my hosting earlier this year (and gave my blog this new, spiffy home), all my junk email prefs couldn’t transfer from the old server to the new one. That meant I started getting all the spam that previously never made it past the server. While I am ‘teaching’ the new server rules…

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Words About Politics. Yay.

Earlier this week, the putative Republican presidential candidates had another clusterf…er, event alleged to be a debate. I’ve been doing my best to not stare slack-jawed at slow motion trainwrecks, so I didn’t watch. Here in Iowa, we get an early and prolonged dose of the stupid with the first presidential nominating event, a caucus – don’t…

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A New Internet Metric: TTS

I just installed a footnotes plugin for this blog and I kinda like it – it allows me to ramble and pontificate to my heart’s content while making it totally optional for the reader. Here’s the first post utilizing this new and exciting technology. Click/tap on the colored numbers to see the footnote, click/tap again…

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Election Eve Shopping List

(on my desk this morning) “We need to stock up for our annual election night party. Can you run to the store and pick up the stuff we need? Here’s the list: White corn tortillas Tomatillos for salsa verde High intensity magnesium flares Phyllo dough squares 2 lbs savory flavored cream cheese Punji stakes Wines:…

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My :60 With Obama

President Obama visited Iowa City again on Friday. I don’t know if he considers us a good luck charm but after major events in his campaign/administration, he makes an appearance here and talks about how his comeback over Hillary in the primaries of ’08 all started here. Or something like that. Anyway, he comes here…

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