Monthly Archives: April 2004

Finding the Speed of Light with Marshmallows

This is a very interesting way of finding the speed of light. Finding the Speed of Light with Marshmallows

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IMAP and LDAP

Someday I need to get IMAP and LDAP set up at work. The simplest would be get to get a Linux box set up as a server.

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Baen .torrents

The Baen book CDs are available for download as Bit Torrent files. So far Baen is definitely the standard to which other ebook publishers have to measure up. (via Boing Boing)

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Sliding Doors of CSS

Sliding Doors of CSS: A List Apart looks like an interesting design for website navigation.

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N O G G I N

Here’s a site for preschoolers that might appeal to my kids, if ever I can convince them that a mouse is not a yo-yo or a tug-of-war rope. Mostly their computer sits about waiting for me to repair it until … Continue reading

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Book Title Game

Change one letter in a book title and you get a whole new story. I’ll have to think about this one a bit before coming up with any of my own.

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Deciding what to watch

We don’t have an extensive DVD collection to watch, but maybe this system would help us decide what to rent. Mind you, I don’t think the clerks would appreciate us leaving a pile of videos that we’ve pulled off the … Continue reading

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Sophisticated vs. Unsophisticated consumers

I found AML’s comment about Scoble’s post on persuasion worth refelcting on. I fear that I am an unsophisticated consumer for pretty much everything. Good enough is good enough for me. The exception is when I get burned on a … Continue reading

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Why I am a Mediocre Parent

The section on Why I am a Mediocre Parent rings true to me. I’m always off in my own world, particularly when I’m not interested in what’s going on around me. That’s one of the reasons I like to read, … Continue reading

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Free Boardgames

I don’t remember playing any of these games, but they look like games that I played back when. I’m going to take a look at them to see if there’s some that might appeal. Download The Classic Heritage Dwarfstar Boardgames … Continue reading

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Easter Prayer

Now here’s an Easter prayer that’s far too appropriate for me.

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The Story About the Baby

If you want to know what being a parent is really like, read The Story About the Baby. I’ve been reading this since before Alec was born, and it’s very accurate. Very funny, but very true. This should be required … Continue reading

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The Two Things

I found this via Geekpress. The Two Things is an interesting way of focusing on what’s important in a subject. I’m going to have to think about what the two things about Agriculture would be. I’d say the two things … Continue reading

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Smoke

I’ll have to remember this one for Justin. He’s often remarked on the oddity of the fact that the authorities burn the marihuana they confiscate.

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Sailor Jim ‘s a.c. Posts

Something reminded me of Sailor Jim’s stories, so I did a search to see which of them I could find. I’ve always wanted to read alt.callahans, but I’ve never been motivated enough to track down a newsreader I liked. Anyhow … Continue reading

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THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2004

Ming the Mechanic pointed to this list of laws. There’s some interesting reading here. Good place to start thinking about a variety of subjects, particularly science and what it is exactly.

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Saskatoon By Night

Jaimie is generally interested in vampires, so I bought her the core book for Vampire: The Masquerade for her birthday. Saskatoon By Night seems to have some good tips on playing the various clans. I still haven’t read through the … Continue reading

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Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

Callie has problems falling and staying asleep. This might be worth checking out. Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems

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Nubile Cuddle Pumpkin

Jaimie loves it when I come up with original pet names for her, and now thanks to Davezilla I’ll never run out.

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Adventuring Advice

In light of this weekend’s activities, here are some tips for adventuring. I particularly liked post 21 in the Enworld discussion. Veteran Advice Enworld:Rules of dungeon crawling

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