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Innocent men don’t talk in code?

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Family

Kids and TV

When I was a small kid, I had to worry about being able to change the TV station from channel 4 to channel 2. Or to channel 13. And how to get UHF. I just overheard my 5 year old son: “Grandma? Can you record that show?” I had to learn how to turn the […]

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Geek

Dell called back about the free upgrade

I just received a call and an e-mail confirming my free upgrade and installation of the Dell XPS-720 motherboard (I have a XPS-700 from when it first came out).  So far so good.

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Family Just Stupid

The Mercedes Experience

Our Mercedes experience is less than perfect. In fact, a lot less than perfect. It is not an experience one wants to have if one can avoid it. We have the 2000 year model of ML320, the Mercedes SUV. Granted, it is a 7-year old car. But still, it is a Mercedes. It is supposed […]

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Geek

The Daleks are invading!

Daleks! Saw this on Boing Boing this morning. Awesome pictures here.

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Just Stupid

Bus time for Alberto Gonzales?

Alberto Gonzales gets tossed under the bus? Michael Chertoff is apparently going to be nominated as the replacement, papers and torture enhanced interrogation techniques for everyone?

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Geek Software

Object replaces iframe (and does not work in IE7 for this use)

Making the Google embedded code XHTML Strict was pretty easy and involved replacing <iframe> with <object> and massaging some of the parameters. This works in Firefox and Opera. Naturally it does not work in Internet Explorer 7. There is a hack that might get it to work which I will keep fooling around with. The […]

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Geek Software

Embedded Google maps

This is cool. A really easy way to embed Google maps. View Larger Map Geeky, I wonder when someone will come up with a WordPress plugin to take advantage of this? The only downside to inserting embedded iframe’s is that the TinyMCE editor blows up and dies for that post. Not a big deal, I […]

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Just Stupid

Stalin would be so proud

I love this statement. “For terrorists, travel documents are like weapons,” Chertoff said. “We do have a right and an obligation to see that those licenses reflect the identity of the person who’s presenting it.” CNN.com: Federal ID plan raises privacy concerns The government had the identity of each of the 19 hijackers; Real ID […]

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Geek

Dell XPS free motherboard exchange

Found out about this on Engadet this morning. This is cool: go here are read this and maybe this link too. Then go to http://www.xpsupgradeprogramdell.com/ and put in your XPS 700 service tag and sign up for the free motherboard exchange. I signed up early this morning. It’s a remarkable offer and I qualify for […]