Monthly Archive: February 2008

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Last.Played 1.1 Released

An update for the Last.Played pod for blogCFC has been released.  Nothing too major, but if your site gets moderate traffic, then this should reduce the number of error messages you get due to XML contention.  So instead of having the XML file with the song information get hit up on every call of the pod, the values are instead stored in the Application scope of your site. Head on over to the main Last.Played page to get your updated...

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Thanks For Wasting More Taxpayer Money, Senator Spectre

So, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spectre seems intent on wasting more of Congress' time and taxpayer money into figuring out why the NFL destroyed the “Spygate” videos.  I mean, it couldn't be as simple as not wanting other teams to be able to get their hands on them as well to the expense of the Jets.  Nope, they had to be trying to cover something up.  Instead, he has to take a vendetta on behalf of Steelers and Eagles fans (who,...

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Why The Grammy's No Longer Matter…

Last night, they held the 50th Annual Grammy Awards as The Recording Academy  tried desperately to hang on to it's last shred of relevance… …and then it all flew right out the window. I have to admit that it's been a long time since I found the Grammy's relevant.  Heck, I found MTV's VMAs more relevant until 10 years ago when they threw the awards away for a teenage popularity contest (I'm pretty sure this year Hannah Montana will win...

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Seattle Trip Recap

Well, a week later I've finally got some of our photos from our trip to Seattle.  All I have to say is that it was too quick of a trip, and we'll need to make our way back out there sometime to take some time and appreciate the beauty of the area. Seattle 2008 Slideshow

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Politically Speaking: My Take On The Issues

Before you have any serious political discussion, especially regarding presidential candidates, I believe that it is important to identify where we are coming from.  Therefore, I am going to present here my take on a number of the key political issues that have and will continue to come up over the next nine months. ——————————- Iraq / Middle East First off, let me just say that I'm not happy we got involved in this mess in the first place.  However,...

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Politically Speaking

As we get further into this presidential election year, I find myself becoming more interested in the nomination process as Democrats and Republicans both try to figure out not who the best candidate is for the country, but the most likely to be marketable to the country as a whole.  If you know anything about my political views, you'd know that I'm very cynical when it comes to politics.  To me, it's simply a giant popularity contest, similar to electing...

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Greetings From Seattle

So I'm here in Seattle for the next few days, tagging along as my wife attends a nursing conference. Seems like a nice area, and the surrounding environment, with all the thick evergreen forests, is definitely different from the normal view I'm used to seeing back in Ohio and Pittsburgh. This afternoon, we'll be spending time exploring the city. Expect some pictures to follow in the next few days. Until then, I'll just be enjoying myself on this little vacation.