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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Type Pad Whats Up with that Mena

Why can't they create  a blog server that has this drag and drop feature. So I can have different modules and text and drag the modules around to set up my template, instead of fiddling with the code. I could drag my profile up or down. I could move my comments up to the top when I have more comment traffic, or when I get a neat new module going I could just drag it to the top instead of going in and editing the script manually. Its nice to see how it works, but once you have it, you just want it to work. We will get there one Day.

November 30, 2005 in Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Joanne Got Married

She got married. If you missed the ceremony, here are some pics. Feel free to add comments. It was a great party, and I am happy and sad at the same time, to see another great friend pull the trigger. At least she found love and happiness, despite the fact that she had to go to PA to find it.

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November 29, 2005 in Milestones | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Monday, November 28, 2005

Ohh Its Cute - What is it?

If you are wondering what this is, no its not a rabid rabbit, its a bunny from the Queens County Farm Museum. Its not blogging the dog, but it sure is blogging the rabbit. I took my niece and nephew there for their first pony ride on Halloween and they look so dapper in their costumes. Ok with Christmas a few weeks away, this post is a little late, but they are so cute, I had to upload some photos. Check them out Here. You have to see my niece in her little Gothic Princess Custome on the pony, sooo cute.

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November 28, 2005 in Family | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Sunday, November 27, 2005

3 Months

That's how long they are giving my grandpa. Life suddenly takes on new meaning when you hear things like this. It was sudden and then it was a stroke, and then it was this. I normally don't write about things this personal, but its clouding my blogging mood.

Tell me you'll never forget me, because if I thought you would, I would never leave.-
winnie         the pooh

November 27, 2005 in Family | Permalink | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Scott Adam's Blogs

That's Right. How cool is that, the Dilbert Man himself!

I especially love this recent post about the recent suicide bomber story.

Unfair Stereotypes

I’m sick of all the stereotypes found in the news. Maybe you heard the story about the four suicide bombers who planned an attack in Jordan. The three males killed mostly other Muslims. Obviously the men were looking for Israel and refused to stop and ask for directions. And the one woman in the group apparently couldn’t figure out how to operate her suicide belt.

I’m just wondering, how many women heard that story on the news and thought “Crap. Why did it have to be the woman who couldn’t blow herself up?”

November 16, 2005 in Comedy & Pop Culture | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Friday, November 11, 2005

Go Walking - GMAP Pedometer

I found  a great little api for google maps. Its a way to chart your journey and export it as a GPX to integrate it with your nav system. I must say I love Web2.0. Why is it cool? You can get a nice map charted between locations using Google Maps. I found this bad boy reading the Gothamist,
a nice Community Blog for Manhattanites that want to be in the know. There I stumbled upon
Up Your Budget.com., "a weblog about a 16-city, 4 week treasure hunt for cash prizes". I expected to find financial wisdom there but instead was greeted with an Real Time Inter City Scavenger Hunt. And that is where I found the google map made using GMAP Pedometer.

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Got Questions on the map: 
Read the FAQ
Useage Instructions



 
Just Cause: I am not sure why I love this song right now, but here it is anyway.
Download kanye_west_jesus_walks_with_me_jarhead_soundtrack.mp3

November 11, 2005 in Travel | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Fordham Security Crime Blotters

Yes. These were so funny. I remember reading these when I was at Fordham in the Ram and now the Observer at Lincoln center has brough them online. Here is a sample from the site:

CRIME BLOTTER: Campus Security Files

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Fri., Oct. 21

-An associate professor reported to security that his iPpod and docking station (estimated value to be $400) were missing from his office on the 8th floor, McEntee said. The professor reportedly locked his door on Oct. 18, and the items were missing when he returned to campus on Oct. 21.



Wed., Oct. 26

-At 11 a.m., a former banned student arrived on the LC campus and said he had an appointment with the Admissions Office, McEntee said. The student was found on the 3rd floor and was escorted off campus.



-A faculty member on the 4th floor reported to security that some political stickers on his office door were defaced, according to McEntee. Security said that some of the stickers were anti-Bush and pro-Nader.

November 10, 2005 in Fordham | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Bye Bye Checks

Internet week,  a blog about business, technology, and the net,  makes a great point about check writing. No one does it any more. I know I hate it. I pay most things with automatic bill pay features on most of my accounts. Its so much easier than getting a crampy hand once a month writing checks out for monthly services. Here's what they had to say:

"The days of writing checks to pay bills are nearly over. For the first time since MasterCard International started tracking such things, the number of U.S. households paying recurring bills automatically through credit and debit cards surpassed those who wrote checks.

Although it wasn't included in the study, the number of consumers using on line banking to pay bills is also growing. That's surprising, given recent studies showing consumers increasingly concerned with having their personal information stolen on the Web.

But the fact is people, at least according to a Consumer Reports WebWatch   study, are not worried as much about using their banks' services.

The study found that banking sites were trusted by nearly 7 in 10 Web users. In addition, more than half of on line users trust sites where one can set up automatic payment of bills."

November 1, 2005 in Web/Tech | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack