Yes, Dogs Really Do Resemble Their Owners (Reuters)

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This doesn’t bode well for my buddy Kyle.

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Cheney Coordinated Haliburton Contract

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Found this out in the blogosphere:

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A Tech-Ed Confession

Unreal Tournament 2004 Cover I have a confession to make. While at Tech-Ed, I did some bad things. Please look upon me not with a judging eye, but try to have a forgiving stance.

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A San Francisco Weekend

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San FranciscoMy car hates me. Or it should. Last week I made two round trips to SD. Last Friday night, I returned from SD, and Akumi and I left the following Saturday morning to drive up to San Francisco. I used to love road trips, but after all the hours of sitting on my ass in my car this weekend, I’m done for the time being (or at least for two weeks since we’re going camping).

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I'm Gonna Keep My Baby

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So we’re going to keep the Media Center PC since we won’t be able to get enough to buy a Tablet PC if we sold it and since we can get a lot of use from it. I have a lot more to write about Tech-Ed and my fabulous weekend in San Francisco. Stay tuned.

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Tech-Ed 2004: I Won a Media Center PC!!!

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Last night I attended the Microsoft Office System party at the Hard Rock Cafe. The “Unauthorized Rolling Stones” were playing and the crowd was into it. I was primarily there for the food at first, but after a few free drinks, I was having a jolly good time talking to people. Even met a techie from Juneau, Alaska. Though I live in L.A., I still claim Anchorage since my family still lives there. So it was nice to bond with another Alaskan. Especially as I didn’t figure the Alaskan government would be using .NET.

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Tech-Ed 2004: The Difficulties of Language Design

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The best part of Tech-Ed 2004 is how Microsoft puts us developers in touch with the people who are creating the languages and tools we use. They’ve accomplished this in two ways.

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Tech-Ed 2004: Is it an attempt to overthrow the govt?

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My good buddy makes the Kyle following comment on my last post:

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Tech-Ed 2004: Don Box and Doug Purdy talk about Connected Systems.

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It’s probably too early to tell, but Don Box and Doug Purdy gave what I bet will be the most interesting talk I will hear at Tech-Ed. This was the opening talk for the Connected Systems track which focuses on that hot TLA, SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).

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Tech-Ed 2004: New Personal Record

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I have a new personal record time for the drive from Los Angeles to San Diego.  I believe I made it in 1.5 hours.  It was a harrowing drive, but I made it safely and already received some free code generation software.  Now to find some food and watch the Alias finale.

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Bush outsourcing campaign activities to India

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DubyaAccording to a new report, the Bush Administration has taken its strong support for outsourcing further than previously thought – opting to move key political operations offshore. India’s Hindustan Times reports that, during a 14 month period from 2002 to 2003 when the Republican Party was playing up patriotism, its fund-raising and vote-seeking campaign was performed in part by two call centers located in India….

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VIDEO: Interesting German Car Commercial

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A coworker sent me this really neat car commercial. It makes really good use of soothing subtle sound effects as the car drives around the scerene landscape. You may need to turn up your speakers a bit to hear it.

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MUST SEE: Amazing eye hand coordination

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shaolinIn the old days, the Shaolin monks demonstrated the strength of their kung-fu with feats of amazing dexterity. The modern monk has replaced kung-fu with this: http://eul0000562.eu.verio.net/bmuk_movies/asianarcade.wmv

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Microsoft's Gates Touts Blogging as Business Tool

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I may be the last geek to have posted this, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

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Childless couple told to try sex

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A German couple who went to a fertility clinic after eight years of marriage have found out why they are still childless - they weren’t having sex.

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Gmail Bug Sparks Storage Rumors

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Knew it had to be too good to be true. Ignore my previous post.

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Google tests waters with terabyte e-mail limit

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When I first heard of this, I thought it was a glitch in gMail. But hot damn! A whole Terabyte. I don’t even have a terabyte at home.

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Comment Graffitti in my Blog

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graffitti.TEXT has a neat page in the Admin section that displays all the comments made in your blog. I hadn’t been monitoring this page so when I finally got around to it, I was quite surprised at some of the comments made therein. Most of the comments are from my very nice and intelligent friends, but there are the occasional entries made by people with a one letter vocabulary (literally). My wife and I had a good laugh at many of them, but some of them were a bit disturbing or just plain nonsensical. I ended up deleting a lot of them.

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E3 Photos

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Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the E3 Gaming Conference. It’s basically a candy store for adolescent boys (or adults who cater to the inner adolescent). Two words characterize the expo, sex and videogames. Booth babes were plentiful (in number and cup size), but I was more interested in the games, games, games!

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Duuude. That's a relief. Pass the chips.

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Reuters - Various reports indicate that young people who use cannabis tend to experience psychological and social problems. However, there is no evidence that marijuana use is directly linked with such problems, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet.

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