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The Wisdom of Snow

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Something happened yesterday that almost never happens. Snow. Here. And not just the usual handful of flurries that blow around getting everyone’s hopes up, but a real snowstorm. At my house, we had about 6 inches of snow when I went to bed, though, for some reason, the precipitation that was still falling turned into […]

Four Decades

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As I sit here, waiting for family members to arrive and festivities to begin, I am reminded that today is an anniversary. While tomorrow is celebrated as the birthday of Jesus (though the historical Jesus was more likely born in April or September), today is the 40th anniversary of something much more human, if no […]

Changing for the Worse

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As I have made abundantly clear on this site, I am a programmer. One of the programming languages I use the most is Python. I have written a number of scripts and small applications in it, and I am even using it to teach simple game programming to my brother. So it is with great […]

Impulsive Behavior

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Sometimes you just have good timing. Today I checked my Yahoo mailbox (for the first time in at least two months, since that is my 4th e-mail address) and noticed a single message marked as spam. This message, entitled “Stardock 2008 Customer Report”, was sent on October 25. Yahoo deletes spam after one month, so […]

It’s Only a Day Away

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I have to write something about the election tomorrow. There’s probably a law somewhere that says all blogs must have a post about an election, and if there isn’t, I’m sure there will be eventually. So here’s mine. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you know the main candidates for […]