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05 Jul, 2006

Do you believe in Karma?

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According to the New York Times: “Kenneth L. Lay, the former chairman and chief executive of Enron who was convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the giant energy company’s collapse, died today in Aspen, Colo.” The full story can be found here. OK, the first person to submit a tastless “Ken Lay just died joke” […]

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12 Jun, 2006

The benefits of cussing

Posted by: Dave In: Technology|Uncategorized

I found this on Lifehacker blog… “Many IVR (interactive voice response) systems are programmed to recognize key words. Among those keywords are frequently a list of swear words, like the FCC’s dirty 7. When asked to respond, use on of those epithets and you will likely be transferred directly to a live human being.” I, […]

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06 Mar, 2006

Two cool things

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1. The MIT Origami competition. 2. Live action Simpsons intro. Origami contest found at Make Magazine Blog and the Simpsons intro was emailed to me. -Dave

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05 Mar, 2006

2006 Academy Awards

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I manged to go yet another year without watching the Academy Awards. So, in essence, I won. -Dave

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03 Mar, 2006


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My co-workers should be proud. I just found out that an independent study from NYU of national newspaper blogs have determined that the Chronicle’s blogs are the best in the country. Here’s the article. Have a good weekend, everyone! -Dave

22 Feb, 2006


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I ate goat meat for the first time today. I was talking with a co-worker of mine from India the other day and she mentioned that goat is quite commonly eaten in India (with beef being forbidden by the Hindu religion). I was intrigued by this, having never eaten goat before. So yesterday she hands […]

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21 Feb, 2006

My new favorite bourbon

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I’ve found my new favorite bourbon. It’s called Jefferson Reserve and it’s 90 proof and aged 12-17 years. It’s a small batch (only 2,400 bottles). Smoooooth. -Dave

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21 Feb, 2006

Real estate prices…

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Want to know what the homes in your neighborhood are worth? www.zillow.com You can look at a birds-eye view of your street and see all the prices floating in the air above the house. This is pretty cool Ajax technology combined with some fancy google-like mapping wizardry. The site uses the tax assessment value of […]

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21 Feb, 2006

The Hurtt Prize

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Houston Police Chief, Harold Hurtt, wants to blanket the city of Houston with surveillance video cameras. The Seattle PI picked up the story with an interesting quote: HOUSTON — Houston’s police chief on Wednesday proposed placing surveillance cameras in apartment complexes, downtown streets, shopping malls and even private homes to fight crime during a shortage […]

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21 Feb, 2006

MacGyver on sale at Google

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Looks like the first season of MacGyver is on sale at Google Video for $2 an episode (download). My love of the Swiss Army Knife (and the mullet) started with this show. Here’s the link to the videos for sale. -Dave

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  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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