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December 2006 – Flogging English

Good feelings gone…

I started goofing around with Google Apps for your domain the other day, and after many tries, much reading and too many frustrating failures to count; I decided to bag the whole thing. Well, at least the email bit. For whatever reason it just didn’t work reliably enough to the point that I trusted it … Read more

Porting WordPress themse to SubText

I decided yesterday that I was going to set up a Dev Blog at work so I could keep my head on straight and quit forgetting all the important things I should be writing down but never do. Being that we (try to be) are a Microsoft shop, I figured it would be prudent to … Read more

Google Domains does the trick

For quite a while now I have been struggling with what I really want to use for my email client. I used to Outlook Express, then got a copy of Full-on Outlook, but got tired of the Microsoft bloatware – and switched to Thunderbird. I really like Thunderbird, but it still isn’t quite the bees … Read more

Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas Eve, and I just watched ol’ St. Nick fly right to our neighbors house on NORAD, I was pretending to be asleep on the couch when he stopped here. Much to my surprise he had to make two trips down our chimney this year! Holy exploding Santa Bags Rudolph! It’s going to be … Read more

Split tree soup

I decided we all needed to get out of the house and take spin around the local reservoir – and about 1/2 way around, we came upon an obstacle. Not just any ordinary obstacle either. It’s not all that uncommon for a tree to get toppled by a wind storm, especially some of the 50th … Read more

Nikon D80 – it’s mine and you can’t have it!

I finally sold enough stuff on eBay to allow me to get a Digital SLR, and at the prompting (and quite excellent advice, I must say) of a friend at Pro Photo Supply in Portland, this is what I shelled out all my duckettes for. Nikon D80 It’s bold and big – just like the … Read more

Man vs. Wild – Fantastic entertainment with an edgy lesson

Lately I have been really into the shows, Man vs. Wild, and Everest: Beyond the Limit. I find Man vs. Wild much more engaging than the Everest show, but my fascination with mountains and the images from those regions keeps me watching it. Everest is an amazing place, and a phenomenon all unto itself – … Read more

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