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Entries from February 2005

Peer Impact

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on Peer Impact

Think Hotline of the mid-90s or Napster, but legal. And you get paid, too. That’s the idea behind Peer Impact, a legal peer-to-peer music sharing service that’s quietly making waves in the industry. The concept is simple: Put your legally-owned music online to share with others, someone buys it, the music label gets a cut, […]

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Tags: technology

3 Days of Fun

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005 · Comments Off on 3 Days of Fun

It was a long and eventful three-day weekend. After Thursday night’s festivities, we took it easy Friday with a chill a dinner at Albany’s Pump Station with Jen’s parents. We waited 45 minutes after our 7:15pm reservation time to be seated. Despite the stupid LED pager thing, popular at so many chain restaurants like the […]

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Tags: weekends

Seth’s B-Day Party

Friday, February 18th, 2005 · 1 Comment

The weekend came early last night as we had some friends over to celebrate Seth’s big 3-0. Niki made chilli and did most of the planning. Jen supplied the Hello Kitty party hats, birthday boy tiara, and Hello Kitty Bingo. Ken made flaming sambuca shots. We took about 125 pictures. Below is but a taste. […]

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Tags: photos

Coffee a Day

Thursday, February 17th, 2005 · 3 Comments

A coffee a day keeps the doctor away. Or at least reduces your chances of developing liver cancer, according to a new study released in Japan. Coffee Cuts Liver Cancer Risk, Doesn’t Help Colon, Studies Say: Japanese researchers studying more than 90,000 middle-aged men and women found that the risk of liver cancer for people […]

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Tags: the world


Wednesday, February 16th, 2005 · 2 Comments

The $683 billion in unpaid American credit card debt is about to look a whole lot uglier, thanks to efforts by Rebpulicans in Congress that will protect wealthy individuals and unscrupulous credit card companies while making it harder for the debt-laden individual to declare bankruptcy. Not only that, but those with the means will be […]

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Tags: money

Birthday Valentine

Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Once upon a December day was Jen’s birthday, and all were ready to play. We were to have a romantic in-town getaway and the dogs were scheduled to go away when down from the cellar to our dismay we smelled the most distinct fume of burning wires coming our way. We walked all around with […]

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Tags: anecdotes

Ski. Game. Baby.

Monday, February 14th, 2005 · Comments Off on Ski. Game. Baby.

I couldn’t have asked for more perfect weather yesterday while skiing at Gore. It was sunny with blue skies and the snow was just right — only a few patches of ice here and there. The highlight of the day, however, was discovering my new favorite run at Gore, which must have been closed last […]

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Tags: weekends

SOTU Parsing Tool

Thursday, February 10th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Want to see a visual representation of all of Bush’s State of the Union speeches? Want to compare and visually map the occurrences of a pair of words? Check out the State of the Union Parsing Tool, which is very cool technology that does exactly this. You can even mouseover your highlighted text to read […]

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Tags: politics

Iraq Mud Wrestling

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005 · Comments Off on Iraq Mud Wrestling

In the lastest American military faux pas to mark the never-ending war in Iraq, American MP women were caught on camera mud wrestling at Camp Bucca, a military prison, the New York Daily News reports: “One female soldier, a prison guard with the 160th Military Police Battalion, was photographed baring her breast and showing off […]

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Tags: war

Early Spring

Monday, February 7th, 2005 · Comments Off on Early Spring

With temperatures in the toasty 30s-40s the past few days, we’ve been getting an early taste of spring here in Saratoga Springs. Much of the snow has melted and our back yard is a bit soupy. Despite having missed Chowderfest this year (one of our favorite winter events from 2004), Jen and I had what […]

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Tags: weekends