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    What about Invisible Friends?

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    A warning for my newly expecting wife: http://www.breitbart.com/news/2006/01/11/D8F2LSD84.html
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    Cool Trick, but How Does Staring at a Screen Help me Get Things Done?

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    Productivity guru, David Allen posted this link on his blog... VERY COOL, even if it is a complete waste of time!
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    It Could Be ALOT Worse

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    Click here the next time you forget to put a cover sheet on your TPS report
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    Cereal Trivia

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    During dinner with two other couples this weekend, the subject of conversation (as dinner conversation is wont to do) turned to breakfast cereals. Someone made the comment that they always loved Frankenberry cereal. I asked if anyone could name all four...
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    If Microsoft Never Existed...

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    The world some of my friends dream of: http://www.extremerfid.com/article/If+Microsoft+Never+Existed/162101_1.aspx
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    Elijah Wood as Master Commander?

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051004/tc_nm/media_microsoft_halo_dc
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    The Singularity is Near (and so is a useable projector)

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    While waiting for a meeting to start today, several of the attendees started discussing Ray Kurzweil's book 'The Singularity is Near' . If you're unfamilar, the book is Kurzweil's bold prediction of how, within the next 25 years, Moore's law will usher...
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    Soggy Toast?

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    Technology has finally Jumped the Shark : A quote from this BBC article (via Jason Kottke ): A design student at Brunel University, UK, has developed a toaster that takes a meteorological information from the internet and then browns your bread...
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    LifeHacker

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    Insignificant given the hardships being endured in the south, but I've added Lifehacker to my RSSBandit feed list. Not sure if I agree with their tagline though: "Don't live to geek; geek to live."
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    Creepy Spam

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    One of the great things about working at Microsoft is that you get very little spam . Every now and then one slips through, but I don't think I've ever seen email as disturbing as the body of the message I just received: He has been watching...
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    Microsoft Presence Present

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    If you're already bored of the Google-skinned version of Jabber , try downloading the new Office Communicator Presence Controls . The controls allow you to easily add presence to your applications.
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    iPod S_CKS! (No... not that vowel)

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    If you ever doubted iPod is the 21 century version of leg warmers : http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore?productLearnMore=M9720G/A
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    Feline Recursion

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    Kevin Shofield recently posted a link to The Infinite Cat Project . Add your cat now!
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    Missed the Mark

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    One of the benefits of being raised in Kentucky is that most people assume you're dumber than you actually are. With expectations mis-set, their gradual realization that you know a little bit about something usually goes a long way. Another perk is that...
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    T Shirt Napster (or Why I Love Bees)

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    Robert Scoble recently blogged about 'I Love Bees'. I ran across I Love Bees accidentally on my first visit to Cafe Press ; a site just as fascinating and equally as addictive. A friend sent me a link to buy a t-shirt he had created. I pride myself on...
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    II elgooG

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    If my earlier elgooG post confused you, or you hate holding a mirror up to the monitor everytime you want to reread it, do this: - Go to the elgooG site and try elgooGing on the word 'Google'* - Scroll down to around the 9th entry, you'll see (most of...
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    Astronomical Hype

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    My job increasingly involves marketing so I completely understand the need for a little sensationalism, but the European astronomers have gone entirely too far ... You CAN NOT call a planet w/a surface tempature of 1160 farenheit and a 10 day year 'Super...
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    The Greatest Blog Post Ever

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    I was just on a conference call. A dozen right headed minds expressing opinions and laying blame on those not fortunate enough to have the dial-in number. Attempting to multitask, with an emphasis on the non-conference call related activity when, out...
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    elgooG

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    ...tuo siht kcehc ,sdrawkcab t'nera stluser eht taht etah tub elgooG evol uoy fI elgooG
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    The Food is Great, but Sand Keeps Getting in my Mouse

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    My job requires more and more conference time, and less and less formal classroom training. I need to sharpen the saw... Get closer to the technology, and remind myself why I'm working here in the first place. Effective immediately, I'm making attending...
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    It's a Small World (Experiment)

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    Just finished Linked: How Everything Is Connected to Everything Else and What It Means by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. I won't bore you with another review (check out Amazon for that... <digression> If you could care less about the book but want to read...
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    Somnambulant Marsala

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    Over the weekend, a friend described the 'Google Game' to me... Find a two word combination, that when entered into Google's web search returns exactly one entry. No suprise that I began with the premise that two somewhat obscure and totally unrelated...
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    Too Good To Pass Up

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    A rule I made up for my blog: Provide intellectually challenging content OR smart humor in EVERY post. Well here's a link that invalidates the rule but, when combined with the fact that I've stated the rule in the post as well, actually provides...
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    You REALLY Think You're So Smart?

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    Assuming you equate smarts with IQ, Green's comment castigating me for insinuating that successfully reading my last post out loud has a positive correlation to intelligence is apropos. As penitence for my transgression a couple of links to REALLY...
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    Think You're So Smart?

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    Instructions: Say the color of the word (not the word).... AND SAY IT OUT LOUD. YELLOW ORANGE BLUE BLACK PURPLE BLACK GREEN PURPLE GREEN ORANGE BLACK PURPLE YELLOW RED YELLOW ORANGE RED
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