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A bit of tech: URL shorteners

My reading takes me through various links and sublinks and cups of coffee, and has led me to some information and a wee moment of a-ha which I think is important enough to share. The information pertains to URL shorteners, the service offered by sites like TinyURL, MakeAShorterLink or budURL. These services are for those […]

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Friday with a tag

I found this (and the blog title) at Protege’s. The rules are: 1. Respond and rework:Answer the questions on your blog.Replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention.Add a question of your own. 2. Tag eight other people. (Optional) Here goes: 1) What is (are) your current obsession(s)?I have no obsessions. […]

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Instead of tweeting, I’ll blog

Once again I was lured into some Web 2.0 way of communicating with friends, and once again, it just doesn’t suit me. I am not interested in telling you the minutiae of my day. I have no gene for exhibitionism. I am speaking of Twitter: It gives me the opportunity to tell you I’m at […]

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I now twit

Yeah, I joined the great unwashed, er, wordy and have a Twitter account. See sidebar at right. No, your other right. Thanks.

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MIA

I’m probably as baffled as you are, my dear reader, at the lack of activity on my blog. It’s not that nothing’s happening in my life. I got a lovely raise at work (broke through a personal glass ceiling doing so), am back to full time (no more one-Wednesday-a-month off), health is good (after a […]

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Things you don’t wanna know

Ah, yes, the world of belly-button lint and pure trivia, coming together in graceful order for embarrassing reveals on a blog near you. Here we go: The most difficult part of this meme is, that you can only answer the questions with a single word. (And considering that I grew up in more than one […]

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Sort of on break

It’s downright distracting to have arms whose protests against too much typing and mousing can no longer be ignored. I am doing better, and my increased awareness of what is good for me is definitely helping. But it doesn’t take much abuse to get the arms protesting again (they’re very mutually supportive that way, my […]

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Election night and other thoughts

Yes, I’ve been missing in action, without saying why. Nothing serious. A bit of idea drought, RSI, and happy moments that involve friends that are not comfortable with being blogged about. About that latter, I will merely say that I made a new friend on my trip to Trondheim this summer. About the RSI (repetitive […]

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No comment

A couple of weeks ago, my ISP was the target of a massive spam attack. That choked the normal flow of e-mail and I decided to switch to a different e-mail address. What I didn’t do, was correctly update the comments notification for my blog. I thought my readers were just being silent – or […]

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Tweakage

Sharp eyes (and maybe even some bleary ones) will notice that the blog template has been altered again. Nothing dramatic, but I was a bit frustrated with the layout of the sidebar and its spacing in Firefox. Instead of tweaking that, I just grabbed another template. I’ve also put my blog roll back. And, after […]

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Calvin says it for me

Taken at http://picayune.uclick.com/comics/ch/2008/ch080726.gif

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Ack…

Inspiration is just not hitting me. I have truly gone on vacation and that includes the blog. I mean, it’s 3 pm and I’ve hardly just finished breakfast. (Which looked like this today. I couldn’t finish it; I had to have oatmeal. I am simply not someone who can have only fruit for one meal; […]

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Needing to chill

Today was the first day of my two weeks alone in “customer reception” where I felt was on top of things and even had some time to goof off (meaning, surf the ‘net). It’s been busy, but busy’s good. Busy is far better than bored. (I can’t believe how fast these two weeks have flown!) […]

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The end of my roll in the universe?

My blog title is a bit more dramatic than the reality behind it, but it does echo the thought that ran through my mind as I read about the EU suggestion to register and quality-control bloggers. The member of the European parliament (MEP) who made the proposal, Estonian Marianne Mikko, sounds like she wants to […]

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A bit of refurbishing

Yesterday, my blog looked like this: I moved my blog to Blogspot because I wanted a couple of things posting with FTP to my homepage site couldn’t give me (simply): A collapsable archive list and a label list. Mainly I do this for me (as the commercial goes). To me, a long list is just […]

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Constitution Day and oystercatchers

I went digging through the archives and apparently, I’m more fascinated with oystercatchers having sex sitting on eggs than I am Norway’s Constitution Day. It’s a day of sack races, balloons, ice cream, hot dogs, throwing up in the bushes only to go right back for another ice cream, and forced to do all that […]

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Cool idea with no verbs

From Neatorama’s own post about a story without verbs, inspiration. Otherwise, none at all. Too short a night, too long a day, too empty a mind, too empty a blog post. But, no! 365 days of posts! Yes!

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I’m rated Great!

I got a pleasant surprise in my e-mail Tuesday. In fact, it was so pleasant, I actually teared up from joy: Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it an 8.1 score out of (10) in the Education category of Blogged.com. This is quite an achievement! http://www.blogged.com/directory/education We evaluated your blog based on […]

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Thankful for the magic

I’m currently reading “The Moses Code”, and it’s a fascinating experience. The book is about using “I am that I am” (God’s name) and just saying that phrase puts me in a much calmer and happier frame of mind. In general, reading the book has that effect. It’s also reminding me that I am not […]

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I got an E!!!

Sparkling Red has awarded me an E for Excellence for being whimsical. Thank you, Spark! Here are a couple of bloggers I’d like to pass the Badge of Excellence to: Alice over at 10,000 Monkeys and a Camera for being topical and for darned good photography. Chenpheng of Mekong River Tributaries for her photography and […]