Monthly Archives: August 2007

Thats it! I’m going Mac!

In the latest fun fun things my XP system has been doing, today it decided to disconnect all of my access to any form of network. That means no home network, no wireless, no direct cable connections. This, as you … Continue reading

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Backup there, Pilgrim

Since my server nearly ate itself, I have been perusing some of the backup services offered by a variety of companies. The results, so far, are unremarkable. As it happens, I found out about this online backup provider called iDrive-E. … Continue reading

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Time of your life

As I am now firmly in my late 20’s, I thought it about time to re-examine my life and see where I am compared to where I want to be. For better or worse, this took about 10 minutes (which … Continue reading

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Blackjack comes to Backgammon Masters

Now a lot of you don’t know this, but I am a part time professional backgammon player… OK, no I’m not. But I do love the occasional game here and there so I was a little jazzed about blackjack being … Continue reading

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Quitting Smoking: A Practical Guide – Part 2

From my never ending source of advice and opinions, I have the second tip for those of you wanting to kick the habit. Its a rather simple truth and will put at least a few of you at ease. Tip … Continue reading

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Health Insurance Online

Since we had kids, insurance seems to be of a greater and greater concern for us in case something happens; cuts, broken bones, you know, normal kids stuff. Our insurance right now is rather high in my opinion so I … Continue reading

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Quitting Smoking: A Practical Guide – Part 1

When I decided to quit smoking (more like had the decision made for me) I tried a number of the “tried and true” methods for kicking the habit. Perhaps I didn’t follow them correctly, or perhaps I’m just special, but … Continue reading

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Roots: “Ganked”

This is, possibly, my most favorite word to use (yes, even more than “foobs”). The origins of the word are simple enough. Its basically a contraction of “grab” and “yank” and refers to the somewhat underhanded appropriation of things, usually … Continue reading

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Borrowing from Peter AND Paul

The rather overly complicated world of banking, specifically loans, can be frightening on the best day. If you are like me (and hey, don’t you all wish you were) than you are a little put off when going into the … Continue reading

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We know where you are, heres whats around!

In the ever increasing use of the internet to find everything, search engines are the new card catalog, newspaper, news cast, even the new digital water cooler. And now, with a bit more tweaking, that water cooler will tell you … Continue reading

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