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Entries from January 2006

SSPF Plaque: c. 1926

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 · 2 Comments

There’s a new historic house on the block, and now we have the plaque to prove it. As I wrote about earlier this month, we finally got around to sending in the application for our Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation historic plaque. They approved our application and cast the bronze in no time, as I got […]

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Tags: saratoga springs

God Will Double Your Profits

Monday, January 30th, 2006 · 3 Comments

“‘How dare you maintain that those who believe in the Judeo-Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?’ My simple answer is, `Yes, they are.’” – Pat Robertson Yesterday was a lazy day around the A_nderson household — random computer stuff, video games, TV — so we found ourselves watching the […]

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Tags: the world

Jen’s Appearance on News 10

Sunday, January 29th, 2006 · 4 Comments

It’s been a couple months since our last media appearance. When you’re as in demand as we A_ndersons are, it’s necessary to keep the paparazzi begging for more from time to time. So yesterday we gave ’em what they wanted and had Jen make an appearance on local ABC affiliate WTEN Channel 10; she was […]

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13, Sushi, Wine

Sunday, January 29th, 2006 · 2 Comments

Friday night Jen and I hit O’Callaghan’s for dinner with Sarah and Eric, followed by an evening at 13, chillin’ to the smooth (and loud) beats of a live DJ. I worry about my ears lately: Whenever I’m around music that’s too loud, my left ear rings. Normally it’s fine. I suppose I should try […]

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Tags: weekends


Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on LinkedIn

I’m shocked that I haven’t previously written a blog post on LinkedIn. But I just searched my archives and confirmed that I haven’t. LinkedIn is simply the best online networking tool I’ve seen. It’s like Friendster or Orkut for professionals, leveraging the whole six degrees of separation concept. You can search by names, titles, location, […]

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Tags: web stuff

Monitor Windows CPU Usage

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Cool tip of the day, courtesy of, is an easy way to always have your Windows Task Manager launch and minimized every time you reboot so that you can obsessively monitor your CPU usage (like I do): To get the Task Manager to launch minimized at startup reliably, I’ve created a shortcut startup item […]

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Tags: technology

WebDriveHidden Window

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 · Comments Off on WebDriveHidden Window

You gotta love PCs. A completely rebuilt PC suddenly starts spawning new and unexplained problems. This week it’s this WebDriveHidden window that launches in the upper left-hand corner of my right monitor. It looks like this: Since this is one of those rare things that doesn’t yield a single Google result in a search for […]

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Tags: technology

Tin & Lint: Where Don McClean Wrote American Pie

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 · Comments Off on Tin & Lint: Where Don McClean Wrote American Pie

One of our favorite bars in town is the Tin & Lint. Its claim to fame is that in the summer of 1970 Don McClean wrote American Pie there. Our favorite booth is the Don McClean booth, which has a plaque with this inscription: AMERICAN PIE WRITTEN HERE DON McCLEAN SUMMER 1970 Local lore says […]

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Tags: photos

Weekend Recap

Monday, January 23rd, 2006 · Comments Off on Weekend Recap

The unusually warm, snowless winter appears finally to be coming to an end this morning when we woke up to several inches of the white stuff, which continues to fall with a fury. As of yesterday, nearly all the snow had melted and we could actually see our lawn, which never happens in mid-January. It’s […]

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Tags: weekends

Frozen Indian Dinner

Friday, January 20th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Most of you who know me know that I love Indian food. In San Francisco, Jen and I were fortunate enough to live a block from the most excellent Naan ‘n Curry (Inner Sunset edition) — damn good and damn cheap. The two of us could go there for dinner, bring our own beer, and […]

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Tags: food