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Am I the only one who gets a little annoyed by all those "share this if you..." pictures on Facebook? I love my kids, support causes A, B and C, and all that. But I don't want to share the pictures. Especially when they're nothing but a cutesy, pink background and some words that imply...
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If you use Amazon's KindleGen program to generate Kindle eBooks on the Mac, I've got a little script for you that will enable you to drag-and-drop your source material and run KindleGen automatically, rather than having to open a Terminal window and type filenames and paths on the command line.

Copy the following code and...
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I recently got a new Mac Mini. I love having so much computer in such a small, quiet package. But I do have a few gripes about changes between Leopard and Lion, mostly having to do with differences between Spaces and Mission Control.

First, when I switch between apps (using cmd-tab or by clicking an...
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I've posted an idea for an English phonetic spelling system before. It's an idea I'd still like to see implemented. But I've changed some of the details.

As I recently commented on Facebook (reproduced here since the comment isn't publicly visible):

The transition to phonetic spelling would be painful for a little while. But the...
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If you're anything like I used to be, getting regular exercise is a chore that you have a hard time sticking to for long. Hopefully my experience slaying that dragon will help. (Plus, you can download a free script I created to help near the end of this post.)

I'd known for years that I...
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Here's a little number puzzle that I dreamed up today for your geniuses out there. Explain this sequence of numbers:

2, 3, 5, 10, 17, 41, 100, 245, 765, 2502, 10453

I could have made it a little easier...but why spoil the fun! If anyone gets it, I'll be very impressed. (If it stumps you,...
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After Mitt Romney agreed to release his tax return sooner rather than later, as he'd originally planned, Newt Gingrich responded with this:

I think it's exactly the right thing to do. And as far as I'm concerned, that particular issue is now set aside and we can go on and talk about other, bigger, and...
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After Mitt Romney revealed that he pays about 15% in taxes, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said:

Everybody who's working hard ought to pay their fair share, and and that includes millionaires who might be paying an effective tax rate of 15% when folks making $50,000 or $75,000 or $100,000 a year are paying...
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A few months ago, I shifted gears to focus on a few major projects, some of which are outside of the webmaster and marketing tools space that I'd focused primarily on for quite a while. One of those projects is a new website to sell a machine vision software package that I'd done some contracting...
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I like this quote:

Imaginary evil is romantic and varied; real evil is gloomy, monotonous, barren, boring. Imaginary good is boring; real good is always new, marvelous, intoxicating.

Simone Weil

The more you experience real good, the closer your imagination aligns with reality

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