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iPhone 6S+, or, iPad Micro

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Gadgetry, Internet Geekdom, Marketing, Technology | 0 comments

iPhone 6S+, or, iPad Micro

Not sure what to call it – phone or phablet? But it’s going to have to go just about wherever I go for the next 2 years, at least… Pictured here: my outgoing iPhone 5 (early 2013 vintage) and new iPhone 6S+, both entombed in Otterbox Defender cases. My iPad is shown for an additional reference point. Here’s my frame of reference for a phone this size. I’m a bari sax player. When you scale something up this much, in the picture, it seems like just a bigger version of the same thing, but it’s not, exactly....

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It’s so peaceful in the country

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 in Real Life | 0 comments

It’s so peaceful in the country

TJ (owner of my client Jamersan) has let me use an RV that’s out on his property in Lee County, and I’ve been here a few days doing some work for him and also attending parts of the Auburn Knights Reunion. I’ve never been much for camping, but that’s okay – staying in an RV that’s permanently connected to electricity and water doesn’t really feel like camping. Except the part about utter and complete quiet. I do not sleep well in motel rooms. Someone is always banging doors, and there is the 2 a.m....

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Why be Social?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Internet Geekdom, Real Life, Technology | 0 comments

Yesterday I talked about getting over some negative feelings about posting. But that doesn’t supply a “why” answer to maintaining a personal website. I’ve been inconsistent about writing, but I’ve written more than ever in the past few years because of Facebook, which allows you to feel like you’re posting to a smaller group of people who actually know you.  And it doesn’t take much thought to create a Facebook post, really. A short, pithy reaction to something going on around you. Which is why...

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Blogging and Shoemaker’s Shoes Syndrome

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Real Life, Technology | 0 comments

Spent a few minutes just now beginning to renovate the personal blog again. I work around WP and Magento developers all day, and yet I haven’t been keeping up. I have begun to realize that I spend far too much time organizing and not enough time doing.

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Clarinet Practice, Despair, Vade Mecum, and You

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Music | 0 comments

Despite considering myself a serious musician for most of my adult life, I’ve had a difficult relationship with practice. Most musicians are less than thrilled with practice, so this is not unique to me. I don’t know what motivates (or should I say de-motivates) most people not to practice, but for me it’s been a heady mixture of overwork in the day job, some technical and sometimes even orthopedic difficulties brought on by the overwork (I work with a keyboard on the day job), and 99% good old-fashioned despair. I recently...

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Lies, Big Lies, and Time Management Lies

Posted by on Feb 28, 2015 in Real Life, Technology | 0 comments

Another game of putting things asideAs if we’ll come back to them some timeA brace of hope a pride of innocenceAnd you would say something has gone wrong – Something’s Always Wrong – Toad the Wet Sprocket Note – I started writing this post in April and had to leave it and come back to it. That’s both a meta-commentary and a sign of how painful this topic is to me. I went through a bit of organizational hell a month or so  several months ago  a year-and-a-half-ago- I converted my Time Management system from...

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Obscure Sayin’ – Adam Clarke on the Book of Judges

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Bible Study, Books | 0 comments

Obscure Sayin’ – Adam Clarke on the Book of Judges

I’m working on material for our Wednesday night study of the book of Judges. This isn’t going to make the cut, but it’s interesting: Adam Clarke on Judges 6 and the incident of Gideon asking for the signs of the golden fleece: Gideon was very bold, and God was very condescending. But probably the request itself was suggested by the Divine Spirit. On the miracle of the fleece, dew, and dry ground, Origen, in his eighth homily on the book of Judges, has many curious and interesting thoughts, I shall insert the substance of the...

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Well, this is odd

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Internet Geekdom | 0 comments

I discovered that this blog shows up on my work network (which uses Untangle) without the stylesheet showing up because the firewall strips it – it flags it as using an anonymizer service.

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Updated to a pretty ho-hum theme

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Site Info | 0 comments

My beloved Silverlight theme was getting pretty out of date, and I discovered some security problems in it, so I’ve reverted to a stock theme until I have time to do more with it.

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My Best Mistake: Taking Someone’s Word on Taking a Job

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 in Marketing, Real Life | 0 comments

In the spirit of this series on LinkedIn, I offer you a tale of a five month hiatus from the family business I worked in when I was younger. For years, a marketing professor who had acted as sort of a mentor to me when I was in school had been encouraging me to apply at a business in the telecom industry where he’d done some consulting work. He told me: the owner had a very hands-on management style (that certainly proved to be true). they valued individuality. they were looking for people who could produce long-term results. The job...

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