Category Archives: Life

Experiences and thoughts from life in general.

Facing Facebook

It’s taken me time to put my thoughts together, but I felt I needed to reply to the recent changes in Facebook and the reactions of people about it. In short, Facebook changed their interface again, everyone complained and said … Continue reading

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Online Dating Offlined (or Don’t Waste Money Paying for Online Dating)

This is something I’ve been thinking about writing about for a few years, but just never took the time to put together the numbers and write it down. Unfortunately, while I’ve reconstructed some of the numbers, I’ve lost some of … Continue reading

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Is It Art?

I know I’m a bit slow on posting this, since it’s about my trip to Arts in the Park at the start of May, but I took time to think about whether it was worth posting or not. (Plus life … Continue reading

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At the End of the Day

(Note: This was originally written in August, 2008.) The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.  They always have.  They always will.  Two examples spring to my mind, one real, one not.  The first is the fictional one: Remember … Continue reading

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When TV Becomes Art

I FINALLY got to see the series finale for Battlestar Galactica.  Now before I tell you how hard it’s been to see it, a little lead up, some of which you know.  I read about the first Battlestar Galactica series … Continue reading

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Stepping Out or Stepping Up?

I don’t know whether I was just stepping out or stepping up. I participated in my first dance competition a day or so ago. I went down to Raleigh for a small comp to do seven dances. Apparently that’s a … Continue reading

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Do You Want My Money: A Tale of Two Stores

I make my living from the results of software I’ve written. I have two LCD monitors in front of me and, when I’m working, am often logged into 3-4 computers that could be in different locations in the city or … Continue reading

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When It’s Time to Stop Moving Forward

I’ve been dealing with email before most people ever heard of email, computer networks, or even the Internet. I remember getting emails about the government considering modem taxes before most people knew what a modem was and while some tech … Continue reading

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Things Left Unsaid

It’s been exactly 3 months since Dad died on January 6 of this year. I’ve gone from stunned and with a complete lack of short term memory to feeling like things were okay, then feeling like the loss was even … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here in Richmond!

This is just a quick post. By now I’m sure some people (if anyone is reading this at all) are beginning to wonder if my life revolves around cars. It doesn’t, but for now, I’m quite involved in the work … Continue reading

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