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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

The Portrait of the Inventor Rational

“Found in two percent (at most) of the population, Inventors are good at functional analysis, and have both a tolerance for and enjoyment of complex problems.” That’s an interesting piece of information, and it apparently describes me. I took the Jung Typology Test as recommended by Darren Barefoot. He speaks…Continue Reading

Star Wars at Lakeshore

Whoa! That was so friggin’ awesome. There was a Storm Trooper, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and Chewbacca all parading around at Lakeshore Mall for the children (and the adults – don’t think we didn’t notice your excited faces). I’m still not exactly sure what the whole deal was, but I…Continue Reading

Yin and Yang

Raven met this white dog while at my mom’s farm prior to her death a little while back. We didn’t know anything of this little white puff-ball at the time, though we have since come to know her well. It turns out that her leg was broken shortly after this…Continue Reading

Curtains for Bonny

Bonny, my `94 Pontiac Bonneville, finally kicked the bucket yesterday on my drive home. I’ve written about her recently – about an accident for which I still have not secured any funds for due to a State Patrol officer’s form-filling failure (damn you!). She was unable to deliver me home…Continue Reading

New Recruits

Carlos Rivera and I have both been trying to recruit additional members into the blogosphere. At present, we’re working on pressuring a fellow car-pooler, David C., and a co-worker, Marc W. Each of them have some assemblage of a web site already, but you and I know that excuse is…Continue Reading

Long Goodbye’s

Today my car was violated. As I drove soberly through inconsistent traffic in Gainesville, I noticed the 4 or 5-car pile-up that caused all the congestion. Continuing only 30 feet or so beyond the sad wrecks, I was greeted by screaching breaks and a solid thud into my trunk. The…Continue Reading

Hiding Spot #104

My wife, Amy, called today in a panic asking, “did you take off Balthazar’s shoes last night…where are they?” I realized that shoes would still be in my car, where he took them off himself yesterday evening. The problem is that all of Balthazar’s shoes went missing yesterday or the…Continue Reading

Vermin

I was just insulting a friend at work with the classification of “varmint.” I had actually misspelled it to match the colloquial pronunciation, but I stand corrected. Andy didn’t know of what I was speaking, so the insult fell a bit flat. Upon redirection of his attention from work to…Continue Reading

Do you…Flickr?

The folks at Flickr have been rumored to be in discussions with Yahoo on a potential purchase. All rumors aside, the news became a reality Sunday when they announced that they had, in fact, reached an agreement with Yahoo for the purchase of Flickr (and Ludicorp). I hate seeing this…Continue Reading