Is Bush Choosing Stupidity?

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DubyaThis interesting piece on Slate presents the idea that perhaps Bush chose “stupidity” early on as an act of rebellion and has stuck with it even after beginning to get his act together. An excerpt:

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The Blogging Syndrome

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The other day while at the gym, I started regaling my friend with a story about my weekend trip to San Jose. Just as my storytelling juices started to flow, he interrupts and says,

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Joke of the day

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One day at kindergarten a teacher said to the class of 5-year- olds, I’ll give $2 to the child who can tell me who was the most famous man who ever lived.”

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Silent Treatment

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Found this on Slate. It’s a funny little anecdote written from the perspective of the wife who decides to take a 48 hr vow of silence.

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Ergonomic Chair

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I finally received an ergonomic chair at work through Workman’s comp. It’s a nice Neutral Posture brand chair with a tempurpedic seat cushion. Hopefully my back will start to calm down.

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Blog Recommendation Server: AmphetaRate

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What makes people think they can manage a software team?

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I love this quip from Joel Spolsky’s foreward to Mike Gunderloy’s Coder to Developer.

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Using RSS Bandit on Multiple Computers

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RSS Bandit LogoThe latest version of RSS Bandit (v1.2.0.112) now includes rich support for synchronizing the state of RSS Bandit across multiple computers (such as you computers at work and home). Find out how by reading the online docs here. Click on the item “Using RSS Bandit from Multiple Computers”.

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Marshmallow-based speed-of-light measurator

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Marshmallow ManThe physics geek and marshmallow lover in me thinks this is awesome.

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It's not a Disney world we live in.

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NPR Reports that Disney is blocking its Miramax division from distributing a Michael Moore film that is critical of the Bush administration. Disney is known for its tight control over the cheery image its theme parks present to world. Unfortunately the real world is not so sanguine.

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I'm not posting on my blog today.

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Sorry, but it’s been a slow news day for me and I’m really tired from this weekend. Unfortunately, I will not be posting anything on my blog today. Tune in again tomorrow.

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And the "Harsh" award goes to...

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AP - A middle school basketball coach who presented a “Crybaby Award” trophy to a 13-year-old player has been fired from his coaching job, and the board of education wants him out entirely, officials said Wednesday.

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Weekend Update: Drove to San Jose...

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Rock The VoteThis weekend I drove up to San Jose to hang out with Mr. Oba and his woman Cara. You can’t toss a rock there without breaking a window of some high-tech company (whoops! Sorry E-Bay). Driving to his apartment, I passed Canon, Hitachi, E-Bay, Bea, Sun, etc….

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Good News! I'm going to Tech-Ed!!!

I managed to swing a deal where I pay for it now and get reimbursed later. It solves the budget and politics issue. Woohoo!!! Hope to see you all there. Be sure to say hello.

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Will RSS Readers Clog the Web?

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Found this on Wired News…

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e is a magic number

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P2P RSS and the Return of Push!

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Wired Magazine May 2004 I just finished reading an essay in the latest edition of Wired by Gary Wolf entitled “The Return Of Push!” discussing whether or not RSS will realize his prediction made seven years ago. His prediction in Wired 5.03 was that web browsers were about to become obsolete due to push technologies such as PointCast.

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Looks like Tech-Ed is a no go for me...

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My company won’t approve any capital expenses till June. Unless I can convince them to do a delayed expense (I pay now, they reimburse later) I probably won’t make it. Boo.

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Eagle Attacks, Carries Off Bear Cub

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Pop Quiz: Can you reference an exe assembly

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With Visual Studio.NET 2005 and on, you can now reference an exe assembly just fine.

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