Monthly Archives: November 2006

Married Life 101

    As I mentioned before, my wife and I are finally living together.  Happily for me, she seems to enjoy cooking.  I personally don’t understand how anyone can get any enjoyment out of the act of cooking, but I do … Continue reading

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    I learned how to instruct CPR, first aid, and the use of the all-important automated external defibrillator (AED) for the American Red Cross.  Laypeople only, of course.  I wouldn’t deign to try to teach EMTs or doctors.      If … Continue reading

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Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving

    I’m definitely thankful that my wife was here to celebrate it with me!       She’s a German gal, and since turkey isn’t native to Germany and they don’t celebrate the day the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock, she’d never … Continue reading

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Forget Big Brother

    Forget Big Brother.  I’m watching!      Not in real time, of course.  I downloaded Google Earth this weekend.  I spent a little time strolling down memory lane from my laptop on my kitchen table in Japan.       One great … Continue reading

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Patriot Excalibur

    We’re starting to use this new Patriot Excalibur (PEX) program at work.  It’s pretty versatile, but the learning process for everyone has been a bit disjointed.  We’re hoping to have it minimally capable by next week.  I just hope … Continue reading

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    How is it that a patch to a program can decrease functionality of the program? I installed a patch for The Battle for Middle Earth, it seems primarily to have disabled the keyboard.  I can’t skip intros or number … Continue reading

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Post-Election Day

   I wish I could have commented on the election earlier.  I wish I could comment on the results now.  Oh, well.  It looks like all I can do now is try to shift my investment portfolio away from defense … Continue reading

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    The election is the subject of almost all the news.  I find it kind of a waste of time, and wish there were other things to watch on the news.  Maybe that has something to do with the fact … Continue reading

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Amon Hen

    Does anyone else out there have a copy of Amon Hen #201 that goes up to page 42? Mine only goes up to page 36.       I need it for information that helps me log in to a … Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

    No, I’m not talking about the 1986 hit song by Swedish rock band Europe.  Neither am I talking about the 1980 movie.  I’m talking about today being the last time I’ll ever intentionally watch the MSNBC show hosted by … Continue reading

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