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Ahh, yes

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
This is a thing of beauty. The Daily Show, of course. I really miss being able to stay awake long enough to catch that show.
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Fun stuff

Spell anything with Flickr images. Found it on Digg.

Also, this is a handy Greasemonkey script. Via Lifehacker.

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SAsign metro M

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Coretta Scott King

Rest in peace.
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Productivity secrets

Monday, January 30, 2006
I love this line, from here:

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”
Abe Lincoln

Follow the link - nice summary that really rings true for me.

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Oh, you've just got to watch this. It's a riot.
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How cool

Friday, January 27, 2006
How completely freaking cool is this? Via Lifehacker, one of my many addictions.

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Now that's a rant!

This is a terrific rant. I miss having time to read Mark Morford. Now I'll have to go back and read the archives. Well, not now, exactly, since I'm at work, but soon. Really. I swear. Soon. Really.
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Now that's a handy list

Thursday, January 26, 2006
Have you seen those Citi commercials where the guy is trying everything just to get a human on the phone? Ever faced voice mail hell yourself? Then you'll like this list.
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I may have posted this before

Or you may have seen it elsewhere. But it's all true. On Being A Mom We are sitting at lunch one day when my daughter casually mentions that she and her husband are thinking of "starting a family." "We're taking a survey," she says half-joking. "Do you think I should have a baby?" "It will change your life," I say, carefully keeping my tone neutral. "I know," she says, "no more sleeping in on weekends, no more spontaneous vacations.” But that is not what I meant at all. I look at my daughter, trying to decide what to tell her. I want her to know what she will never learn in childbirth classes. I want to tell her that the physical wounds of childbearing will heal, but becoming a mother will leave her with an emotional wound so raw that she will forever be vulnerable. I consider warning her that she will never again read a newspaper without asking, "What if that had been MY child?" That every plane crash, every house fire will haunt her. That when she sees pictures of starving children, she will wonder if anything could be worse than watching your child die. I look at her carefully manicured nails and stylish suit and think that no matter how sophisticated she is, becoming a mother will reduce her to the primitive level of a bear protecting her cub. That an urgent call of "Mom!" will cause her to drop a soufflé or her best crystal without a moment's hesitation. I feel that I should warn her that no matter how many years she has invested in her career, she will be professionally derailed by motherhood. She might arrange for childcare, but one day she will be going into an important business meeting and she will think of her baby's sweet smell. She will have to use every ounce of discipline to keep from running home, just to make sure her baby is all right. I want my daughter to know that every day decisions will no longer be routine. That a five year old boy's desire to go to the men's room rather than the women's at McDonald's will become a major dilemma. That right there, in the midst of clattering trays and screaming children, issues of independence and gender identity will be weighed against the prospect that a child molester may be lurking in that restroom. However decisive she may be at the office, she will second-guess herself constantly as a mother. Looking at my attractive daughter, I want to assure her that eventually she will shed the pounds of pregnancy, but she will never feel the same about herself. That her life, now so important, will be of less value to her once she has a child. That she would give herself up in a moment to save her offspring, but will also begin to hope for more years, not to accomplish her own dreams, but to watch her child accomplish theirs. I want her to know that a cesarean scar or shiny stretch marks will become badges of honor. My daughter's relationship with her husband will change, and not in the way she thinks. I wish she could understand how much more you can love a man who is careful to bathe the baby or who never hesitates to play with his child. I think she should know that she will fall in love with him again for reasons she would now find very unromantic. I wish my daughter could sense the bond she will feel with women throughout history who have tried to stop war, prejudice and drunk driving. I want to describe to my daughter the exhilaration of seeing your child learn to ride a bike. I want to capture for her the belly laugh of a baby who is touching the soft fur of a dog or cat for the first time. I want her to taste the joy that is so real it actually hurts. My daughter's quizzical look makes me realize that tears have formed in my eyes. "You'll never regret it," I finally say. Then I reached across the table, squeezed my daughter's hand and offered a silent prayer for her, and for me, and for all the mere mortal women who stumble their way into this most wonderful of callings.
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Seriously addictive!

"Fastr is a game that uses flickr images. It loads ten images that all share a common tag, one by one, and you guess what the tag is. When you guess right, the tag will turn blue. Then you can watch the pictures until the next set begins. The faster you guess, the more points you get. The points are reset every five minutes."

Found it on Digg.

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Another nice ff extension

The other day I listed my Firefox extensions. I've just discovered another nice one at Lifehacker. It's called Reveal, pretty nice interface.
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Go vote

Monday, January 23, 2006
2006 Bloggies finalists are announced. Go vote for your faves, and find some new addictions too.
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So funny

From this morning:

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I want (version ??)

Saturday, January 21, 2006
But seriously, I so want one or two or three of these for my deck.
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Now here's a list for you

At this very moment, I'm at work.  So I decided to make a list of the Firefox extensions I use.  I think they're pretty much the same here as at home, but I may update this post if I'm wrong about that.  For those of you who use Firefox, this may be slightly interesting.  If not, ummm, sorry.  I'm trying desperately to earn my geek badge.  My office roomie (Jay, UM, Mr. R., whatever) likes to say I'm like a dolphin swimming in the internet ocean.  It amuses both of us, I think.  I do love so very many things I find online.  Anyhoo, here's my list of extensions: Hmm, you know what, I think I may have a couple of different ones at home.  I'll check later on, maybe. By the way, I've turned off comment moderation. It was kind of getting to be a pita, and I don't always have time to check my e-mail or approve comments quickly. So there may be some spam, no biggie, I guess. Oh, yeah, I also have a bookmarklet at home (not actually a Firefox extension) that allows me to check whether or not my library has a particular book. Similar to Book Burro in that it works whenever I'm viewing a page on Amazon, BN.com, etc. - as long as there's an ISBN number in the url. I can easily check whether my library has that book before shelling out any cash, and can then log in to my library account and put a hold request on it. Quite, quite handy.
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Cool tool

Friday, January 20, 2006
I run across tons of websites in my daily life. I tag a lot of them in del.ici.ous, but this is a handy tool to add to my mix. It's a Firefox extension (or bookmarklet) that allows you to add a persistent sticky note to any web page that will persist and be there when you return to the site. Handy!
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What a riot

Seriously, this is hilarious. This guy always carries his GPS enabled cell, and you can see his exact location any time. That's frelling hilarious. I found it here.


On another note, we just may have the start of a trend at home. 2 nights in a row the babe has slept through the night. I think all the activity at day care during the day wears him out more. I'll take it. Yippeeeeeeeee!

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Now that's just weird

Thursday, January 19, 2006
The Song Tapper "lets you tap your computer keyboard to the rhythm of an unknown song’s lyrics and, if all goes well, will return the name of your song." Via Lifehacker.

Too strange.
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Quick video of Sam

Wednesday, January 18, 2006
How cute is this little guy???
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Very cool tool

I found this on TechCrunch. Tagworld - it looks really cool, and a gb of storage for media, files, apps, etc. Video hosting/sharing/tagging will be available sometime today. I'll have to check this out when I have a moment. But I still don't know when that would be!

I need some tool to host video of Sam - I have a really cute one of him from the other day, but it's too large for ClipShack. Since it's in Quicktime format, I can't edit it for length. I do love our new digital camera that will take up to around 800 seconds of video. It makes us much more likely to take quick videos of the kids, and if we can share them with friends and family who are interested, even better. But the file sizes tend to be huge, and most of the free video services I've been looking at have size limits. Maybe Tagworld will do the trick.

Sam started day care yesterday - it went really well. He didn't eat much, but otherwise had a good day. They thought he was older than he is, though, because he's so massively huge! Fat little thing. I do love fat babies! They're continuing to spoil him by holding him most of the day. He is a cuddly little guy, and he loves to be held and to smile and "talk" to us. Little flirt!
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THIS is what happens when I'm gone for a couple of hours

Monday, January 16, 2006
Let's see if this little test works . . .
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Great article

Jay, or UM, or my office roomie - whatever we shall call him . . . he shared this article with me the other day. I laughed, because I either use or have used about 40 of the 50 services listed. Most of the others I'd at least heard of.

Who says I'm not a nerd?
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Well now, that's kind of handy

Friday, January 13, 2006
Seriously, netvibes is too cool. An ajax homepage that has links, RSS feeds, weather, search, todo list, webnotes, bookmarks, link to Flickr, etc. Accessible from anywhere, so even though I have some work-related bookmarks, they're not just at work. Grand!
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Originally uploaded by jtdarby.

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

My blog is worth $1,129.08.
How much is your blog worth?

I'd take it, I think.
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One to bookmark

Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Favorville. Craigslist for favors, social networking, and tagging. Very cool.
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Nice quotes

Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Here are some of my favorite quotes from here.

But if you're paranoid long enough, sooner or later you're gonna be right.

We're all worm bait waiting to happen. It's what you do while you wait that matters.

When you have a cat, you assume certain responsibilities that, in a spiritual sense, may transcend those of a marital or a business relationship.

Friday night was the night most people thought they were supposed to have fun. Trouble was most people didn't know what fun was or how to have it, so things usually ended up pretty ugly.

The guy standing on the tiny stage never missed a chance to take a simple idea and intellectualize it until it disappeared completely.
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I do love good satire

Monday, January 09, 2006
This iPod send up is a riot.
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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Originally uploaded by jtdarby.

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Originally uploaded by jtdarby.

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For my own self, really

Friday, January 06, 2006
Love this site so far - must look at it when I have a minute.

Wait, when would that be????
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43 Folders

What a lovely idea for the new year. Cancel something. Now I just have to figure out what to cancel.
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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Originally uploaded by jtdarby.

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Originally uploaded by jtdarby.

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Try again

Silly link didn't work. Trying again. You'd have to visit Google today, though.
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Gotta love Google

In celebration of the birthday of Louis Braille . . .

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Worth your time

Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Well done. Go read this 2005 year in review remix of American Pie at driftglass.
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