Archives: April 2008

Doggie playdate

Flickr Photoset Jonathan brought his Dachshunds, Jackson and Jefferson, over to play with Spike in the backyard, and some of our other friends joined us.

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National Day of Silence

Observing this year’s National Day of Silence in honor of young Lawrence King. Lawrence Fobes King (January 13, 1993 – February 14, 2008) was a 15-year-old student at E.O. Green Junior High School in Oxnard, California, who was shot twice by a fellow student, 14-year-old Brandon McInerney, and kept on life support until two days

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The New York Times comes to Kokomo, Indiana

My family is originally from southeastern rural Iowa, and regardless of the small town life aspect, they’re very well-educated and don’t talk like hayseeds and goobers. Sit down and talk to them about the election and they have intelligent, thoughtful conversations about the issues. They have slightly different political agendas than those of us who

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links for 2008-04-24

Color + Design Blog / All 120 Crayon Names, Color Codes and Fun Facts by COLOURlovers Very cool – Crayon names and their corresponding hex colors for web design. Now I can make stuff with Burnt Sienna. (tags: color crayons awesome webdesign inspiration) École Polytechnique massacre – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 1989 Mass killing of

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David Guadagnoli

Our dear friend David had a heart attack and died in his sleep Sunday night. I really don’t know what to say about losing such a warm, wonderful person. I’m having trouble believing it’s true. I’ve taken nearly a week to figure out what to say, because it has to be right. And even now

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links for 2008-04-19

Mandelbot Paper Toy (FREE) :: HousewArEz :: Fractalspin || frActAlspIn[D()T]cOm OMG geekcessories k-r4d || The ultimate geek boutique || Your nerd-core store || Stylish stuff for geeky people || 1337 + $7y13 (tags: papercraft)

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links for 2008-04-18

garbage architecture listens to found materials Interesting use of found materials to build furniture. (tags: recycling sustainability craft furniture inspiration) foldedspace.org: Getting Things Done (tags: gtd productivity lifehacks) WLBZ2.com – 8-Year-Old Colorado Boy Suspended For Sniffing Marker According to toxicologists, it is not possible to get high from sniffing a magic marker. It is possible

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links for 2008-04-17

vintage ephemera – a set on Flickr Very cool. (tags: vintage flickr stockart) 25 Things You Must Do While In Toronto (tags: travel Toronto) village voice > news > The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere by Roy Edroso The stupid to evil ratio is my very favoritist part. (tags: conservatives blogs

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Stephanie & new smart car

Our new Smart Car was finally delivered to the dealer today, and we picked it up, One year and 3 days after we ordered it. It’s adorable, and we’re both really excited. See the Flickr Photo Set

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Cool Artist – Little Robot

I happened to be looking on etsy.com for a daniel striped tiger hand puppet (don’t ask – I’ll get around to explaining it later) and stumbled on this really marvelous artist’s store – Little Robot – AKA Lindsey Carr. I have to count my pennies before I buy any prints with the wedding coming up,

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“Reading Is Fundamental” Literacy Program in Danger

If you’re about my age (39, that is) the commercials and reading programs for the nonprofit program RIF – Reading is Fundamental – are probably as vivid a childhood memory for you as they are for me. Not only were they played during Sesame Street and the Electric Company, but they were part of the

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links for 2008-04-12

The Bilerico Project | Indiana | An Open Letter to Gary Welsh of Advance Indiana Things that I shouldn’t get such delicious glee from, but do, nonetheless. (tags: funny Indianapolis local politics blogs) Shakesville: What you don’t know CAN hurt you Wow – an incredibly insightful piece on Obama and his uncomfortableness dealing gay issues,

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Electrasteph’s Fortune Cookies

A rather simple site I created for my Fortune Cookies to get the basics of Expression Engine (and by special request from my girlfriend, who enjoys my snark.) Electrasteph’s Fortune Cookies

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Indiana political blogging

Sometimes it’s really entertaining for all the wrong [link deprecated: http://www.blueindiana.net/showDiary.do;jsessionid=38F64BC3DD2AF56DA297D48ACAA576E0?diaryId=2332] reasons. 2019 Update: Lest it be lost to the ethereal ravages of time, this was the subject of the above posts. From: gwelsh@indy.rr.com Subject: Tyrion Date: April 9, 2008 4:55:22 PM GMT-04:00 To: bil@bilerico.com It’s quite interesting that you, of all people, would allow

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links for 2008-04-11

YouTube – Leningrad Cowboys & Red Army Choir – SWEET HOME ALABAMA Um, yeah. Sure. That’s uh. Just watch. (tags: video music russia funny) Rick Astley Venn Diagram You wouldn’t get this from any other guy. (tags: funny music visualization) EMS Photos – Fire Photos – Rescue Photos – Police Photos | 911 Imaging (tags:

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links for 2008-04-10

Magic Pen by Alejandro Guillen Very fun drawing game. (tags: gamesOnline) Extra Large Panoramas – a set on Flickr Awesome set of panoramic photos. (tags: photography panorama) Flickr Photo Download: Bacon Flowchart Yes, you should make bacon. (tags: funny awesome visualization flowchart) Postcards From Yo Momma People forward email from their mother (identities removed) and

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Bowling

Bowling with our regular Wednesday Night Dinner group of friends.

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links for 2008-04-09

Twitterholics Tons of applications that have been built using Twitter as a base. (tags: twitter software ideas reference) FTD – Frontotemporal Dementia – Brain Disease – Pick’s Disease – Creativity – New York Times A Disease That Allowed Torrents of Creativity (tags: brain health disease ideas thought)

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I heart Franklin Gothic

I really do. Here it’s a lot more apparently why Franklin Gothic is better – the fanciful lowercase g, the Sturdy uppercase M. In Century Gothic and Futura, the M looks like it’s about to do the splits. In Century Gothic, the lowercase g is so round your eye bounces right off of it. Blech.

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Ego dilecto meo et dilectus meus

We bought our wedding rings this evening – they are Latin Poesy Rings that are engraved with the phrase Ego dilecto meo et dilectus meus – “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine” — (Song of Solomon 6:3) And because I failed to show a picture of it before, some images of my

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Bottle Cap Art Car Project – Ready, Steady, Go!

This weekend we worked on a couple of big things — lots of lawn and garden work, and the beginnings of the art car. Dunno if I’ve written much about the Art Car Project – it’s something Stephanie has been wanting to do for a long time, and now is a great opportunity for her

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links for 2008-04-06

Administration Asserts No Fourth Amendment for Domestic Military Operations | Electronic Frontier Foundation Yeah, that means the Fourth Amendment doesn’t apply – ANYWHERE. So, like, military suspension of the constitution. That makes me want to start stockpiling some guns. (tags: constitution bush military rights) A Brief History of the Las Vegas Strip – Blog Major

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Major A. Riddle and Old Lady Riddle’s House

NOTE & UPDATE: There’s a comment here on this post from DACI (see comments down at the bottom of the page) that corrects much of the information in this post. There was a kernel of truth and much speculation in the story I recount here from my older neighbor regarding Major Riddle, and because of

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links for 2008-04-05

Five Myths About Drinking Water : NPR (tags: myth nutrition science health) Another KBR Rape Case Another case of an American woman working in Iraq being attacked by American soldiers. The government has done nothing about other cases, and is trying to cover this one up, too. (tags: misogyny corruption military government)

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links for 2008-04-03

Top 10 Great Movies No One Should Have To Watch More Than Once » Scene-Stealers (tags: movies list) The Myth of the Media Myth: Games and Non-Gamers | MetaFilter metafilter reviews the games of “Outside” and “First Life” and gives them decent ratings. (tags: funny humor reviews games) Enclothe – Art T Shirts – Enclothe

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links for 2008-04-02

Gmail: Google’s approach to email One of Google’s many april fool’s day pranks. (tags: hoax pranks aprilfools) Virgle: The Adventure of Many Lifetimes Richard Branson wants to lead a team to Mars. (tags: aprilfools hoax prank) Shakesville: Obama and the Anti-Gay Preacher More connections between Obama and homophobic supporters of his campaign. (tags: homophobia election

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Homebrew Stand-Up Desk

After reading a couple articles on the health benefits of stand-up work stations, I decided to give it a shot at work. The top is a shelf from my locker/cabinet, and the books are, well, books. I originally planned to find a table of the appropriate height; the shelf/books idea is from my co-worker Rich.

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