Monthly Archives: January 2005

Kid pictures

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Essays

I just finished reading Paul Graham’s The Age of the Essay. I found it very interesting. I would like to to more essay writing – I found writing essays very interesting when I was in college and university. The trouble … Continue reading

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What you’ll wish you’d known

What you’ll wish you’d known is full of more advice I’d like to pass on to my kids, assuming I rembmer it when they get to that age.

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Rilroad Tycoon 2

Evan is really into trains, so he’s been playing Railroad Tycoon 2 lately. That’s a prime example of a game that’s almost fun to play. When Evan plays it, I set it up in Sandbox mode, which means he has … Continue reading

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Overcoming Procrastination

Overcoming Procrastination by Steve Pavlina. I already put a lot of the tips in this article to use, but it never hurts to be reminded. I find the best procrastination beaters for me are to have a to do list … Continue reading

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Hipster PDA

Organizing Your Hipster PDA gives tips for organizing your hipster PDA (basically a bunch of index cards clipped together). I was trying to think what information I’d want with me all the time. Here’s what I’ve come up with so … Continue reading

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The People Who Owned the Bible – a story

The People Who Owned the Bible is an interesting story about what happens when copy right keeps being extended ad infinitum. I can understand why copyright exists. I can see the argument for a reasonable length of copyright (maybe 20 … Continue reading

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There, you happy now?

There, you happy now? | Metafilter points to a couple of scholarly articles about happiness. I thought the points about habituation and rivalry were very interesting. I would say that habituation plays a big part in how happy or unhappy … Continue reading

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Author List Part 1

I have a list of authors that I try to keep somewhere near me. The idea is that if I end up at a library or bookstore and nothing catches my eye, I’ll have somewhere to start looking. It’s been … Continue reading

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Gardens of the Moon Review

I had the local library get me a copy of Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson after reading a review on Enworld. Unfortunately, it didn’t appeal to me at all. After a hundred pages or so, I still had … Continue reading

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