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Entries from December 2005

Mozy Online Backup

Saturday, December 31st, 2005 · 2 Comments

Data are (and is, now that data as singular has become acceptable in American English) important to me, especially things like photos, financial documents, and the like. I try to be pretty obsessive about backing things up. I don’t lose sleep over our digital photos since they’re all archived on Ofoto/Kodak Gallery — all 10,736 […]

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Enoch 13

Thursday, December 29th, 2005 · Comments Off on Enoch 13

Mr. Davis came to Saratoga for one night only last night, so we hit the town. Thirteen was the desintation, followed by a brief visit to the Tin & Lint. E-Dawg and I had brunch at the Country Kitchen on High Rock before he hit the town to head back to the DC area today. […]

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Google Fun

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005 · Comments Off on Google Fun

Google has quietly begun to compete with everyone’s favorite message board, craigslist, via the new Google Base. Google is taking it up a notch, though, with photos for just about everything, from personals to blogs to coupons. Time will tell how popular Google Base becomes, but I think many of us are already very attached […]

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Merry Christmas 2005

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005 · Comments Off on Merry Christmas 2005

This Christmas weekend was relaxing, long, and fun. We packed tons of stuff into the three-day weekend. On Christmas Eve we had a quiet dinner at home with my Dad, and watched March of the Penguins, which was an incredible documentary about the migrating, mating, and child rearing of the empire penguin in Antarctica. View […]

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Happy the Model

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005 · 2 Comments

Happy models Jen’s old watch now that Jen got a new one for her birthday from her husband: I’m a model… you know what I mean… I do my little turn… on the catwalk… yeah, on the catwalk! Last night we walked to a fun winter solstice party not far from here. We met some […]

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Rumblings & The Island

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005 · Comments Off on Rumblings & The Island

One of the fun things about owning an old home is hearing the floor creak as you walk around; catching the angle of the glass in the windows that reveals their age in the warps; feeling the solid doors shut; admiring the original fixtures. One of the fun things about owning a WRX is hearing […]

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Wal-Mart Challenge

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005 · 3 Comments

I don’t shop at Wal-Mart for a number of reasons — it doesn’t treat its workers well (half of its 1.2 million employees are blocked from being eligible for healthcare), it drives small businesses out of town (what choice will we have in shopping before long?), it has a scary amount of control over the […]

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Tags: saratoga springs

Gore Day 1

Monday, December 19th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Yesterday marked the start of my 21st season of skiing (has it really been that long?!) when Nat and I, armed with our Price Chopper Family Mountain Passbooks, headed to Gore Mountain for an impromptu afternoon of awesome skiing. One of my goals this winter is to really make an effort to ski as much […]

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“To War and Back”

Saturday, December 17th, 2005 · 1 Comment

Be sure to watch Tom Brokaw’s special on NBC tomoorrow (Sunday) night at 8pm. The clips I’ve seen look very moving — Jon Stewart interviewed Brokaw this week — and the report, “To War and Back,” actually features a National Guard unit from here in the Capital Region — Glens Falls, which is only about […]

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Bush Admits Wrongdoing

Thursday, December 15th, 2005 · Comments Off on Bush Admits Wrongdoing

The impossible has happened: Bush has admitted fault! Someone’s approval numbers must really stink (currently at 39% approval and 55% disapproval). Bush: Iraq Invasion My Responsibility: WASHINGTON – President Bush said Wednesday the responsibility for invading Iraq based in part on faulty weapons intelligence rested solely with him, taking on the issue in his most […]

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Tags: war