Monthly Archives: August 2008

This is no longer my main blog

I’ll continue to post news stories that catch my eye and the occasional unasked-for opinion, but as I mentioned previously, I’ve started a new, more topic-specific blog elsewhere. It’s supposed to be anonymous, because I talk about my kids a lot more and in much greater detail than I ever did here. If you want […]
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Other people’s privacy

This is priceless: A councillor is threatening to block Big-Brother-style CCTV cameras from spying on his house – by letting his trees grow. Coun Albert Richardson claims the surveillance cameras near his home on Ribbleton Avenue can monitor visitors to his house and are invading neighbours’ privacy. Coun Richardson backed the cameras when they were […]
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Go fish

I remember being amused by the Barbie-themed fishing rods, lined up next to the more serious gear, when we took our road trip to Cabela’s. Apparently, the Barbie rods are the more serious gear.
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Whoops

When people leave a comment here for the first time, I have to approve it, and from then on they can comment to their heart’s content. Yesterday somebody named Mary (I think) left a comment, and I just now accidentally declared it to be spam and deleted it. Sorry about that, Mary.
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Against the puzzle people

Ron Rosenbaum of Slate doesn’t think much of puzzle lovers. He’s obviously going over the top for effect, but I love his assertion that puzzle people don’t like to read. What? Update: Tyler Hinman’s response is excellent.
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An abrupt change

I’ve decided to go ahead and do something I’ve been thinking about for far too long: I’ve started a new blog focusing on Fragile X Syndrome. I’ve wanted to write more about Alex here, but I’ve also been uncomfortable doing that. I want to write about the good and the bad, the ups and the […]
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It is a proven fact

Summer colds suck.
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Not satirical enough

Last week’s Doonesbury: Pretty amusing, the idea that a company would make fun of its target audience for not eating enough food. Oh, wait.
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As Opus looks on with envy…

A Norwegian penguin is knighted.
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The final word

Whew. Here’s one reason to maybe live a considerate life… or at least prepare your own obituary before you go.
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