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Blogging Thoughts

One of the challenges I have with blogging is that I always feel like I need to write a lot or make the post as meaningful as possible. It’s one of the reasons I don’t do it more often. However, with all of the thoughts half thunk and ideas never jotted down, the blog just gains empty space instead of becoming any kind of interaction. That said, I’m going to try working on some more quick posts (like this one)....

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Avoid ground(ctrl) Events

About a month ago, I went to see the Summerland 2013 tour (Everclear/Live/Filter/Sponge), which I had a blast at.  I’d been wanting to see Everclear for 18 years, and just had never had it work out, so I decided to treat myself and get the VIP experience.  While I am working on a post about that experience, this post is about the company that tried to ruin that experience… As part of the VIP package, that was coordinated by ground(ctrl),...

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The Friday Shuffle

So, it’s Friday, and that means casual dress and a more relaxed office atmosphere, including the music.  Several years ago, a number of bloggers would put their music on shuffle and record the first 10 that come up (no skipping).  It’s all just for fun (and maybe a little embarassment), and if you’d like to add your own, feel free to comment with yours, or link to it below.  For this morning, here is mine: Busta Rhymes – What’s It...

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    And I thought I had seen some crazy intersections… Actually, this is a sculpture from Canary Wharf in London, located on a real roundabout. Sure, that's not confusing either… [found via This Is Broken]

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Random Stuff

Technology Stuff Wired.com named Pittsburgh one of the top tech cities in the country, largely in thanks to CMU, a new Google branch and a glut of electronics stores. Clearly, they didn't take job availability and salary into account though. The MPAA have been caught uploading fake torrents of movies in order to collect IP addresses and send copyright infringement letters to ISPs. However, if you don't download the proper torrent, are you really infringing on copyright? Or do you...

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Helicopter Parents Make Bad Pilots

One of the most atrocious and laughable phenomena of the last few decades, the 'Helicopter Parent' has reached new heights as their kids have aged. They're now highly involved in their children's job search process. For those not familiar with 'Helicopter Parents', you probably are and just don't realize it. These are parents who hover over their kids lives, getting far to involved in aspects which they don't need to be a part of. Some examples are parents who call...

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A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course, Of Course

I can't find the image online, but in today's Post-Gazette there was an article about the outpouring of sympathy for Barbaro after his life-threatening injury, and the image they were showing was a man signing a large get-well card. Let's hope that lifts his spirits when he reads that! What's that Morbo? PUNY EARTHLINGS! HORSES CANNOT READ!

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Uni Watch Blog: Nerdy Fun

One of my favorite writers over at ESPN.com, Paul Lukas with his Uni Watch Column on Page2, has started up the Uni Watch Blog to keep us more up to date with the strange world of sports uniform changes, idiosyncracies and oddities. Hooray!

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The Beauty of Spring

    I must say that it's great to have spring back here in Pennsylvania. The last few months have been very long because we've had those too-warm-to-be-winter-but-too-cold-to-be-spring temperatures since January with a few glimpses of warmth spattered in. Now we've hit the 60s and 70s and look to stay there for the most part. And I must say that if feels like such a blessing. Every day I'm getting out of work and wanting to do something outdoors after...