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Jim Lehmer
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Programmer in the middle of nowhere in flyover country.
Programmer in the middle of nowhere in flyover country.

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Moving off the Googleplex
I am slowly moving off Google properties. I no longer feel like giving my content to the All Seeing Eye . So I have migrated all these blog posts to my web site, dullroar.com , and all new content will be posted there. If you subscribe to this blog via a fe...

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Where have you been all my life?
I have been lusting
for a cordless drill for some time now. I have been using an old, corded drill that still requires a chuck
wrench to tighten the bit for my entire adult life: Yesterday I got a generous Lowes
gift card from my mother-in-law and while ...

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What if you're the negative person?
I received one of those email forwards today that are full of various sayings - some cute, some philosophical, some trite, some deep - that are each superimposed over some image mirroring those "inspirational" posters. You know the type. Glancing through th...

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Classic ad fail (plus traditions)
I was on Facebook today getting ready to perform an annual Thanksgiving tradition and post a link to a video for Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant ( below), when I came across the "official" Arlo Guthrie page. I decided to "Like" it. The advertisement in th...

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Clusterlinks
"Clusterlinks."* That's Les's suggestion for the stylistic approach in online articles or blogs, less often in emails, of writing a phrase where each word is hyperlinked to a different location, all illustrating
and reinforcing the subject. When done corre...

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Sesame ginger noodles
In my teens I learned the joy of fried noodles with "stuff" added, whatever was at hand. Cheap, plentiful, filling - a good thing to do with leftover pasta. I remember learning the original concept from Patti, a waitress at the original Old Chicago in Bould...

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If time didn't go on, where would we put it all?
I thought the following short monologue from last night's Prairie Home Companion was thought-provoking as we approach the 50th anniversary of John Kennedy's assassination. Garrison Keillor certainly didn't take it where so many probably thought he would. Yo...
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