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I started this site on October 25, 1998.

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Things Google could tell me, but I’m too lazy to Google

October 16, 2018
What's in a poke bowl? How do I add an accent thingy to the e in poke bowl with my keyboard? What's the difference between a Thunderbolt port and a USB-C port? Why is the Georgia font named Georgia? Was it invented there? How does fantasy football work? Was the first college football game really&...
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Recent Entries

  • This seemed somehow
    October 12, 2018
    biological to me...
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  • Walls
    October 10, 2018
    I was thinking today (getting depressed, really) about how social networks have failed at the one thing they were supposed to be good at - bringing people together. Twitter and Facebook in particular have proven to be really great at getting us to just listen to other people with the same viewpoi...
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  • Believe Women
    October 5, 2018
    I can't begin to imagine the pain that the last couple weeks has caused to the survivors of abuse in our midst - as a male in this society, I learn more and more every day how many of the women around us have suffered abuse at the hands of men, and I am ashamed…
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  • Welcome new members!
    October 1, 2018
    Hi all, Just a short one - please note that we have added a new section on the front page that will list new members every week. Please feel free to stop by their diaries and say hello, I think it's always important to make new people feel welcome :) Thanks!
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  • Things I found on the Internet
    September 25, 2018
    Some things that I came across this morning that were meaningful: "The tree cannot grow without daring the lightning." This is a quote a colleague from India attributed to one of her teachers. I really like it, hadn't heard it before. Grieving  This entry from Idorgaf, the parable of the jar with...
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  • Sun’s Out and Don’t Know What to Do About It
    September 19, 2018
    Seems like it's been about two weeks that it's rained or been overcast every day. It was almost shocking to see the sun this morning :) I sure hope the trend of electing more women and POC to our public offices continues - I sure am sick and tired of entitled old white men grasping…
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  • Cloudy skies
    September 12, 2018
    grayscale city
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  • September 11th
    September 11, 2018
    The weather today is cloudy, gloomy, the air is full of moisture in tiny droplets that press down against the Earth. Nothing like how it was that day, clear and sunny - a bright early fall day, the kind of day when the city feels clean and the air feels fresh. There’s just some scattered…
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  • Air show
    September 7, 2018
    Had an early birthday present from DiaryMistress, this week - we went to a small airshow. I call it small because it was just a group of World War II aircraft that flew into a local airport, and they let you walk around and climb inside them. Some of you may know that I am…
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