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Monthly Archive: April 2008

Apr 23 2008

International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day

It doesn’t seem like it’s been a year, but it has. In celebration, you’re invited to enjoy my stories here. “Among the Trees” is new for this year.

Apr 21 2008

Irony of the Day

…or, Why I Just Love Arial to Bits (Preferably Lots of Small Ones). I had a project that was just big enough to use OCR on rather than retyping before I made changes. It happened to contain the word “kern.” OmniPage, of course, read it as “kem.” Oy.

Apr 20 2008

Duck, Duck, Owl

The earliest sign of spring in Minnesota (since it keeps snowing and covering up all the others) is the activity of the birds. In the past two weeks I’ve seen the usual suspects: robins, juncos, starlings, grackles, gulls, wild turkeys, herons, Canadian geese, mergansers and coots and more other kinds of ducks than I can …

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Apr 20 2008

Mixed Messages

I was passing a Victoria’s Secret when I saw this in the window. I think somebody’s product development department just got a little more honest than they intended.

Apr 14 2008

New Science Fiction Movie

Not that the makers of Expelled have copped to the fact that their film is fiction or that the little bit of science in it is ripped off from an educational video, but hey, it’s still science fiction, right? I can’t recommend it though. Even the Nazis (yes, there are Nazis) aren’t enough to keep …

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Apr 10 2008

Thanking My Teachers

I’ve been involved in a few discussions lately in which public school education and teachers got pretty thoroughly dissed. I keep pointing out that good teachers exist and that many teachers play larger roles than they know in their students lives. I say it from personal experience, and I think it’s about time I thanked …

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