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Entries from April 2004

Google IPO

Friday, April 30th, 2004 · Comments Off on Google IPO

The long-awaited and much-anticipated IPO comes to be. Google Inc. Files Registration Statement with the SEC for an Initial Public Offering: “MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – April 29, 2004 – Google Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class […]

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Mirror Horse

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 · Comments Off on Mirror Horse

Saratoga Springs is known for horses, so you never know where you’ll see one. This mirrored one appeared today on Broadway near Church St.

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Tags: mophotos

Craftsman Homes

Saturday, April 24th, 2004 · 3 Comments

“(M)ake clear the pathway for all of those among us who are honestly interested in readjusting life on a plane of greater usefulness and higher beauty.” -Gustav Stickley Stickley writes the following in the first chapter of his 1909 book Craftsman Homes: Architecture and Furnishings of the American Arts and Crafts Movement: In remembering those […]

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Tags: real estate

Space Space

Friday, April 23rd, 2004 · 2 Comments

Listen up, people: If you type with a computer — and something tells me you do if you are reading this — then stop with the space-space habit! It’s not correct and it’s annoying. It has been a long-time pet peeve of mine when reading and editing others’ text. As I learned from career journalist […]

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Tags: rants

Happy Happy

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 · Comments Off on Happy Happy

It’s good to be King.

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War of the Poor

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 · Comments Off on War of the Poor

WAR ON TERROR REQUIRES LITTLE SACRIFICE FOR MOST AMERICANS: “As violence in Iraq ebbs and flows, American support for the occupation does as well. But the constant is this: The soldiers risking their lives rarely come from affluent families. Median income of a white recruit’s family is $35,000 a year; of a black recruit’s family, […]

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Autodesk in Newsweek

Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 · Comments Off on Autodesk in Newsweek

It’s funny to flip through Newsweek and come across a story about your former employer and the CEO who now looks nothing like she did the first time I saw her. Extreme Makeover: “After 12 years at the helm of Autodesk—the San Rafael, Calif., company that creates the computer-aided design applications that help create ‘everything […]

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Tags: technology


Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 · Comments Off on Letter

It always pays to write a letter when you have a bad customer experience. After writing the below letter, I received a prompt response and $50 worth of free car wash coupons. Not bad for 10 minutes of my time. April 7, 2004 Hoffman Car Wash ATTN: Manager 5 Lowes Drive Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 […]

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Still Here

Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 · Comments Off on Still Here

I obviously haven’t posted much lately, but I’m still here, don’t worry. Things are just very busy these days. And finally recovered from that damn cold last week. Had a super busy and exciting day yesterday. Big life event is on the horizon. Too early to discuss any details publicly, but suffice it to say […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Science of Scrabble

Friday, April 16th, 2004 · Comments Off on Science of Scrabble

Last night Jen and I joined other local word enthusiasts to hear Gary Moss, Scrabble pro, talk about tournament play. It was really interesting. The talk was a precursor to the tournament being held here this weekend. I come from a family of writers and word afficionados, so Scrabble is in my blood. I love […]

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