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http://www.flippingtypical.com is an interesting idea. It detects the fonts you have loaded on your computer and then displays them all in a web page. I have software for font selection and management, but there’s something about a web page that feels easy.

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Southern Road Trip Travelogue

Here is the travelogue I promised from my road trip through the Southern US.

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Carrot Clarinet

Just when I think I must have seen everything the internet has to offer, along comes a video of a guy who carves a carrot into a clarinet. He plays it, and it sounds great to my unsophisticated MP3 tuned ears. It reminds me of when I was a kid and in kindergarten or preschool […]

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Check out this interesting interview with Veronica McGregor, the voice of the MarsPhoenix twitter feed. It’s amazing what they’re doing in terms of outreach and personalizing the missions for the public. I like that she is developing different personalities for each of the missions.

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Holy Hell!!!

Jump ahead to 2:30 in this skateboard video. That is crazy.

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Now That’s Some Crappy Service AT&T

So, my phone line is on the fritz. I head to the AT&T site and try to report a problem. The site sends me in circles. I decide I’m going to have to call them and try to report the problem. They say that they can send a repair tech out. If the problem is […]

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Things I Learned Today: There’s a lot of ambiguity when Hamlet tells Ophelia to “get thee to a nunnery” because a nunnery was both a convent (which is how I read it) and a brothel. I had no idea.

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Step 3: Profit

I always run out of clean socks before I run out of clean underwear. However, today, for reasons that must involve some kind of ancient black magic, I’m out of underwear, but still have plenty of clean socks. How does something like that happen? It’s not like I haven’t been wearing socks or wearing dirty […]

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YES! WE! CAN!!!!!!

Thank you Democrats for having the courage to embrace our best chance for a better tomorrow. I’ll confess that given the history of your party, I didn’t have complete faith in you, but I did hope that if given the chance you might be able to rise to the challenge and make the right choice. […]

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Fantastic Speech from Barack Obama

Obama is such a great orator, it’s stunning. I’ve seen him in debates and interviews when he’s speaking extemporaneously (or at least as extemporaneously as debates and interviews get when you’re running for president), and he seems weaker if only by comparison. I find myself wondering where is this great man that I’ve seen in […]

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