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May 2008

Tips For Your Vehicle Gas
I recently received one of those “chain letter” type emails, this one purporting to be from someone working in the gas/oil industry and giving some tips on how to get the most out of your gas.  (It also, of course, encouraged me to email it …
Friday May 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

December 2007

Neighborhood Walkability
Neat site that utilizes Google information and maps to get a quick look at how "walkable" your neighborhood is. I'd love to live somewhere that I could walk to lots of stores and such rather than having to drive.
Saturday Dec 15, 2007 | 0 Comments

October 2007

Are Compact Fluorescents Worth it?
Someone does some quick math showing just how much you can save in even a single month by switching your lights from regular incandescents to CFLs.
Tuesday Oct 30, 2007 | 0 Comments
Schedules and Sleep
A few months back, I started a new job.  It’s another customer support spot for a software company, but we’ll not go into specifics since… well… it’s better that way.  Anyway, after the initial training, I was put on a 6pm to 3am shift.  While …
Monday Oct 15, 2007 | 1 Comment

September 2007

Plastic Wrap Packing
The Cool Tools site posted a tip for using common plastic wrap to package non-fragile items such as books when you're moving. I never would have thought of something like this, but it really does sound like a great idea.
Sunday Sep 30, 2007 | 0 Comments

February 2007

Declutter Your Desk
If you’re anything at all like me, you probably have a tangle of wires behind/below your desk and a bunch of gadgets strewn on top of it.  In the past I’ve occasionally seen a few things hinting at ways you can help clean up all …
Monday Feb 19, 2007 | 0 Comments

September 2006

Olbermann on Bush
Keith Olbermann, host of the show Countdown with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, concluded his September 25th program with an eye-opening speech.  In it, he basically takes President Bush (and his administration/apparatus) to task for the lies, deceptions, blame shifting, and more that have been going …
Thursday Sep 28, 2006 | 0 Comments

July 2006

Inconveniently True
The movie has been out for a while now, but I finally got a chance to see An Inconvenient Truth.  It’s a very compelling documentary about (as I’m sure you know, dear reader) global warming.  Specifically, it chronicles the efforts of Al Gore to highlight, …
Wednesday Jul 19, 2006 | 1 Comment

May 2006

World Cup
Anyone who knows me well, probably knows that I love soccer (that’s “football” to all the rest of the world, of course).  This summer will bring the 2006 World Cup, which is being held in Germany this year.  Now, most people would probably assume that …
Tuesday May 23, 2006 | 6 Comments

April 2006

Roller Derby
Last weekend, I went to see a roller derby match and had the most fun I’ve experienced in quite a while.  The match pitted the ‘Rhinestone Cowgirls’ against the ‘Putas del Fuego’ (how can you not like that name?) and included such roller girls as …
Saturday Apr 29, 2006 | 2 Comments

September 2005

Serenity… Rocks
I just got back from an early screening of the movie Serenity, which is opening up on Friday.  I won’t give away any plot points or spoilers, but I do just want to share the simple fact that this movie is AWEXOME!!  If you’re a …
Thursday Sep 29, 2005 | 16 Comments
i hate people
Well, not really.  Or, at least, not all the time.  But sometimes… sometimes I really do come close to just losing faith in people in general.  Typically with the intelligence of people in general.  This feeling almost always happens due to my participation in providing …
Saturday Sep 17, 2005 | 4 Comments
New Book from CCDO Contributor
Well, since he hasn’t posted about it himself, as he is a very humble man, I’ll do it.  I will do it nine times.  Hisham has just released his first children’s book: The Secret Library. I purchased one myself, as the book reminded me of …
Sunday Sep 11, 2005 | 0 Comments
Cool Tee, Great Cause
Threadless (a place to get some really cool t-shirts like, say, Dark Side of the Garden) is doing a special t-shirt in response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.  If you buy the Regrowth: Katrina shirt for $10, they’ll donate $10 to the Red Cross.  So, …
Sunday Sep 11, 2005 | 0 Comments

July 2005

Are You Watching Battlestar?
The site’s gone way too long without a post, so I’m just sort of throwing this out there.  It’s no big secret that I’m a big sci-fi fan, so it’s therefore no surprise that I watch the SciFi Channel a fair bit.  In particular, I’m …
Sunday Jul 17, 2005 | 4 Comments
Poor Weiland
Weiland (that’s my roommate’s dog) got out of the backyard this afternoon.  I discovered this (or, should I say, “was informed of this”) when the next door neighbors knocked on the door asking, “Is this your dog?”  I was, of course, quite surprised to see …
Tuesday Jul 5, 2005 | 1 Comment
Noise Cancelling Headphones?
Anyone have any experience with noise cancelling headphones?  These are headphones that feature the ability to actively cancel some of the ambient noise around you, which makes them very useful for things like car trips (road noise), flights (engine/cabin noise), etc.  I took a flight …
Saturday Jul 2, 2005 | 11 Comments

June 2005

How can people be so cruel?
Dube had it right. I have no words. I’m so angry right now it’s ridiculous.  Ashamed, I go to bed.
Wednesday Jun 1, 2005 | 0 Comments

April 2005

A New Entry, Or Is It?
I must admit that I’ve always been rather fascinated by “déjà vu”—a situation where you “experience a vague sense of having encountered a situation before, identical in every detail, even though we can’t say when the first event took place”.  I’ve experienced it quite a …
Thursday Apr 7, 2005 | 1 Comment

March 2005

ChoicePoint Errors Familiar
This MSNBC article details how (apparently) common it is for ChoicePoint reports to contain blatant errors.  ChoicePoint, of course, is a “data broker” that collects all sorts of information about people (addresses, businesses, criminal record, etc., etc.) and then sells the reports to interested parties …
Thursday Mar 10, 2005 | 0 Comments
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