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Looks like it's from the set of "Mad Men"
Posted December 4, 2011

I'm said to have great Flea Market and Garage Sale Chi.  Let's see...last summer I found (an oldie but goodie) HP laser printer for $10 and it works great...a pressure cooker (BIG one) for $7 for canning, and the list goes on. 

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Don't Touch the Remote
Posted November 26, 2011

Brutus is a funny cat and he guarded the remote on Thanksgiving.  I guess he wanted to make sure he could watch some bowl games...not sure how he found out about them...

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Getting ready for Turkey Day
Posted November 21, 2011

So I'm getting ready for Turkey Day - I had hand paintined glasses last year and have more guests this year, so I went to the dollar store - and they had the same ones again.  I spent the afternoon painting 6 more.  They came out pretty nice.

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Revamping the Home Workspace
Posted November 16, 2011

So work gave me vpn - which means I can do work from home.  Problem is, the nature of the content I work on...anyone passing by could see my monitors and what I'm looking at/working on...so I had bought this wonderful dual monitor arm and set it up on the side 'return' of the desk which it was designed for anyway...

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First Fire o' 2011/2012 Winter
Posted November 6, 2011

It went from Indian Summer to brrrr cold almost overnight.   Our 'middle' fireplace puts out a lot of heat - our landlord mentioned this to us (the only thing we ever burned in it was duraflames....) so this was our first actual wood fire in it.

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A Google Easter Egg
Posted November 4, 2011

While showcasing the power of CSS3, one of Google's programmers created this cool easter egg.*  Go to google.com and type "do a barrel roll" without the quotes in the search field.  Geek fun!

 

*Easter egg:  an intentional hidden message or in-joke which can be hidden in a computer program, web page, video game, dvd, etc.  www.eeggs.com has a pretty complete list.

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Posted October 31, 2011

Can't believe it's that time already.  I saw this template in my HTML 5 weekly newsletter last week and couldn't resist.

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Spacerock - RELOADED
Posted September 18, 2011

I've been waiting for this moment for a long time.  I had started this project a few months ago and now that I have taken a class in CSS3/HTML5, I went in and blew up what I had done.  It is my pleasure to introduce the new Spacerock.

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Getting Ready to Launch the New Spacerock
Posted August 14, 2011

So I've been working for a while on a facelift for this website.  The 15th anniversary of this website is coming up on December 10th - I thought it was in 2012 but just checked.  Wow. 

I've been working in a lot of new technologies lately - particularly HTML5, CSS3, and taking the much needed leap to learn javaSccript.  The new site will launch hopefully by September 1.  You can take a look around by clicking here.

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Fun Ride to the Delta with Mom & Bill
Posted June 12, 2011

It was cold and windy over here, so we rode over to my mom's - my mom has been really wanting to ride, but her neck problems make it tough with the weight of the helmet.  She said "Let's go!" and put on her neck brace.

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