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Just trying my iPhone 2.0 Apps July 22, 2008

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I finally had the opportunity to download the new iPhone software.

So far I’ve only downloaded the free apps πŸ™‚ My fav’s include Bloomberg, Bank of America Mobile and a Mahjong game.

This WordPress app seems pretty slick so far …but you know me: I probably won’t use it much πŸ˜‰

Cheers.

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That’s not smurfy February 1, 2008

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Each day I receive the Wall Street Journal’s Evening Wrap email. I love the last section because it often contains the most random gems, like this one:

Short a Few Smurfs
In a crushing defeat for Croatian national pride, a bid by nearly 400 men, women and children fell short of cracking the sought-after record for “most Smurfs gathered together at one time,” British tabloid Daily Mail reported today. Some 395 people smeared themselves with blue makeup and slapped on white trousers and silly white hats for the event in a Croatian village. Apparently participants had gotten a bit of bad information, thinking that they only needed to get 291 willing to don Smurf garb in order to make history by exceeding a mark set in the U.S. Unfortunately, the record was set anew in 2007, when some 488 smurfy students at Warwick University massed in Bath, England, to etch a new highwater mark for such Smurf-themed confabs. Slipshod research seemed to be to blame. “We could easily have got more Smurfs, but we thought that over a hundred more than the American record we found on the Internet would be enough,” a dejected spokesman for the group told the Daily Mail.

Cheers. πŸ™‚

Iraq: From My Classmate’s Eyes January 31, 2008

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Joe Linhart graduated with me, Class of ’03. He signed up for the Army senior year and was trained and sent to war shortly thereafter. Here is an interested article on his year in Iraq that he wrote for 02138 (a Harvard-related magazine): http://www.02138mag.com/magazine/article/1676.html

One quote jumped out at me:

“People in any country have the same capacity for good and evil. It’s what makes us human. When the average Iraqi doesn’t provide information about the terrorists, it is frustrating. Then again, who reports a gang-related shooting in Los Angeles or Newark or Detroit?”

I’ve heard a lot of people (including me) say, “I don’t understand why the ‘good Iraqis’ don’t just identify the ‘bad Iraqis.'” Putting it in the context of urban America, I can better understand there reluctance to aid.

Anyway, read the article. He wrote it like he and the reader were having a conversation over a beer. There is a lot of insight that you can only get from someone who is actually on the front line. I really appreciate his sharing his experience.

New Design December 3, 2007

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I haven’t completely given up on this blogging thing. Just taking my usual 9 months to a year off. πŸ™‚

In the mean time, life has been good.

(…I may even write about it sometime πŸ˜‰ )

Happy New Year! December 31, 2006

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For me 2006 was a great year (check out my archives to the left if you are curious πŸ™‚ ). It was a year of beginnings: new school/career path, new girlfriend, new apartment – in a sense, a new life. I hope to build on these beginnings and have an even better 2007.

I wish the same for you all: may 2007 be a great year for each of you.

God bless.

James Brown: RIP, Soul Brother #1 December 26, 2006

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James Brown

I was sad to hear James Brown, Godfather of Soul, passed Monday morning. I’ve loved his music as long as I can remember. I am glad that he left on top. RIP, James Brown.

Click on the picture above for a link to a blog that has collected some videos of James Brown from the information superhighway.

“James Brown, ladies and gentleman. James Brown!”

Merry Christmas December 25, 2006

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Merry Christmas to you all.

May 2007 be the best you’ve had to far!

Cheers!