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If you’re already leading a 30-person Java implementation, it’s way too late to go back to the boss and admit you picked the technology because you like coffee. — bugbash.net

R. Kelly’s Urban Opera

Amy pulled me in this evening to witness R. Kelly’s latest masterpiece, the Urban Opera: Trapped in the Closet. I don’t know much about R. Kelly, but I know enough now that I won’t be listening to anything further from him. Then again, the comedic entertainment factor of his opera…Continue Reading

Book 6 of the Harry Potter Saga

Tonight (tomorrow morning, technically), book 6 of Rowling’s Potter epic is released. I’ve heard that some people released early today and that many are taking this information quite badly. Amy and I will be at Chapter 11 books in Gainesville for some hoopla surrounding this event. We’re taking care of…Continue Reading

MadLib Biographies: Longhand

This morning, I opened a letter from my mom – snail mail, not email. It’s unusual to get personal letters when there are no holidays or birthdays in sight, so I was a little apprehensive of this one. As I unfolded the sheets of paper from the envelop, I could…Continue Reading

BoingBoing Tidbits

BoingBoing was particularly informative yesterday. I learned of the Lapjuicer, a chair designed for lapdancers to make juice. I found the invention completely vile, but found myself wondering if there was really a request for that in the community. I haven’t asked anybody yet, but you can let me know…Continue Reading

Atlanta Flickr Group: Celestial Studios

The Atlanta Flickr Group attended an informal studio lighting seminar my wife put on at her studio in Gainesville, Celestial Studios. Thank you to everyone that was able to come to that. I think it went quite well and gave something to everyone to play with in the future. I’d…Continue Reading

Minimum Wage Help

At Starbucks in Gainesville, the staff can be a bit dim at times. I routinely go through the drive-through only to try and convey to them that I have a mug and would like it filled with coffee. I realize that I’ll just have to drive up to the window…Continue Reading

The Asian Cultural Experience

Today the family traveled out to the Atlanta Botanical Garden for the Asian Cultural Experience. It was a really cool adventure as expected. I only learned about the event through a Flickr group I’m a member of, the Atlanta Flickr Group. Ironically, however, I didn’t get to see any of…Continue Reading

Microsoft Forces IE Dominance

Upon attempting to download many new software titles available via Microsoft’s website, the user is confronted with a “Validation Recommended” message. At first glimpse, the procedure is a tell-tale signature of a pending ActiveX application. This won’t work on non-Microsoft browsers, so you’ll probably just close FireFox and open IE…Continue Reading