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Archive for January, 2009

January 29th, 2009 by electricbob

Why I set up my WordPress blog like this

Now that I’m following a bunch of people on Twitter, I’m getting a lot of article links.  A lot of them recommend this or that WordPress plugin, or more likely, “The 50 WordPress Plugins Most Likely to Curl Your Hair and Shave Inches Off Your ….” So, I thought I’d just explain what I’ve done […]

January 26th, 2009 by alephnaught

My new toy hovercraft!

I ordered a toy hovercraft from Thinkgeek, and I think its really cool! The instructions are in Japanese, but I figured out how to charge it up and make it go. And here’s a video to prove it! Translate

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January 25th, 2009 by alephnaught

Basil Likes Gelato!

I little video I shot with my Blackberry of our little schipperke eating some gelato during a break from walking him along Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks. Translate

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January 25th, 2009 by alephnaught

Kicking around Sherman Oaks

We decided to take the dog for a window shopping trip on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks. Aviva got to have her picture taken with President Obama (well, almost). A golf shop was under construction and they had some cool machines inside. And I bought a really cool tee shirt at one of the shops. […]

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January 25th, 2009 by alephnaught

The Filth

Title: The Filth Author: Grant Morrison Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Vertigo (June 1, 2004) Language: English ISBN-10: 1401200133 ISBN-13: 978-1401200138 I really didn’t like this graphic novel. Its yet another conspiracy story wrapped around a guy that cleans up messes in the universe while his alter-ego has a dying cat (and really likes porn).  As […]

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Scrum Master training

January 23rd, 2009 by alephnaught

Scrum Master training

I am now a Certified Scrum Master after attending two days of training down in Costa Mesa.  The class was given by Michael James from Danube Technologies.  The class was very practical and pragmatic, as befits training for an agile process in my opinion. We learned about the three roles: Product owner Scrum Master Team […]

January 17th, 2009 by alephnaught

Walking around Sherman Oaks

We took the dog for a walk on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks and I took some pictures…. A very very cool tee shirt I bought at a store on this trip Aviva with President Obama (well, a likeness anyway) A very cool machine in a (future) golf shop Translate

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January 13th, 2009 by alephnaught

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Title: Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife Author: Mary Roach Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: W. W. Norton (October 2, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 0393329127 ISBN-13: 978-0393329124 Mary Roach likes to write about things she initially knows nothing about; she must really dig doing research (and meeting some off-kilter folks).  Her last book, Stiff, discusses what happens […]

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January 10th, 2009 by alephnaught

Videos of Basil – Blackberry on AT&T finally hits 4.5 …

… and I don’t mean on the Richter scale (although there have been some earthquates in SoCal yesterday), I mean the operating system version for the RIM Blackberry with service from AT&T. A friend I walk with at lunch often also has a Blackberry with AT&T service, and he found that the latest OS was […]

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January 9th, 2009 by electricbob

Trying out the PingpressFM plugin

I’m getting more and more good stuff from folks I’m following on Twitter, and this is one. PingpressFM is a WordPress plugin that publishes new posts to ping.fm.  Ping.fm publishes to whatever social networks you want, in three categories of post: Status Microblog Blog I’ve been using it for ages because I just don’t have […]

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