Monthly Archives: February 2010

New tires for the Jeep

We dropped the Jeep off at Les Schwab to get some new tires. The front two were balding pretty badly and hadn’t been replaced since we bought the car from the dealership two years ago. It was time. Fortunately we … Continue reading

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Casual vs Professional Audiences

Like many people, Meaghan and I have been watching the winter Olympics on TV. We both enjoy watching the figure skaters but as the competition draws to an end I start to see more clearly the difference between a program … Continue reading

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Finding ways to deal with stress

Throughout my career as a software engineer/architect I’ve found that I often run into stressful situations. Software projects are often unpredictable in nature and more often than not are being run by people with little experience or knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

I’ve been playing a lot of MW2 lately. The sixth release in the popular series has struck a great balance for multiplayer that makes it very compelling. I can jump in and have fun for half an hour even though … Continue reading

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New TV, Blu-Ray player, and surround sound system

After a week or so deliberating we finally decided what to do with the extra money we received from our medical expense account refund. Several options were available from paying off more of our debt to putting away extra money … Continue reading

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Http Modules

The .NET framework provides several mechanisms for extending the behaviors of web pages and other endpoints. One such technique is the http module. Modules are often either overlooked as a solution or are considered too heavyweight or scary for use. … Continue reading

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What’s the Buzz?

I get it. Google want to unseat the mighty gods of Twitter, FaceBook, and MySpace. Mini-blogging and highly networked social media is cool and Google understandably want in on the action. Millions of people updating each other on what they … Continue reading

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Kenny & Zukes

This morning Meaghan and I met our friends Brian and Ellen for breakfast at Kenny & Zukes. It was lovely to see them both and great to try a new breakfast venue. We all ordered bagels of one form or … Continue reading

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Medical Expense Account Refund

We had some fairly good news on our taxes this year. It helped reduce some of the last of our debt and gave us hope that our bedraggled savings accounts might soon perk up. However, after making this decision and … Continue reading

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