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Dear Money Magazine, Thank you for the kind renewal letter you sent in the mail (and the many that you have sent before it). Unfortunately, I must have received the wrong insert letter because the envelope claimed “Respond now for a great deal on your renewal” and the insert letter offered me a subscription at […]

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 22:20 | 0 comments
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Here’s a new method to get spam posted: post it as a compliment. Like this one: Hey there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m going to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having a tough time choosing between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because […]

Monday, March 14th, 2011 at 21:23 | 0 comments
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If you’ve got a leaky faucet, that drip-drip-drip sound can drive you insane—especially at nighttime. Here’s an easy way to keep it quiet. You mean, besides fixing it? Response to the LifeHacker post on Quiet a Leaky Faucet with String.

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011 at 07:33 | 0 comments
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According to Matt’s review, Axe Shock Shower Gel (Glacier Water + Deep Sea Mint + Menthol): This feels like putting icy hot on your balls. Sounds like something I gotta try.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 18:42 | 0 comments
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With all of the hubub about when life begins (at conception or birth), I was shocked to read the information supplied to me by MetLife about when life begins. (Regardless of what financial planners might say, I pay ~$16 per year for life insurance on my kids, in case something horrible happens. Trying to figure […]

Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 00:33 | 0 comments
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I knew when I created the original script, there would be times when I needed to see the raw output (rather than just the count). This turned out to be every time the count turned out to be a number I didn’t expect. So I updated the script to v1.1 and added a “Show Details…” […]

Sunday, October 17th, 2010 at 23:33 | 0 comments
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When downloading TV episodes and the subtitle files that go with them, it is useful to know if all of the filenames match (with the exception of the extension, of course). This script does just that: tell application "Finder" set cmd to "ls " & (quoted form of (POSIX path of (insertion location as string))) […]

Monday, October 11th, 2010 at 18:57 | 0 comments
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What is the point of a little black book? To write in to remember? Or to write in to forget? Like the story of Misty Reed. Written down so it is not haunting my memory any more. At least not that one. Perhaps there are more to be written so they will not haunt my […]

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 08:18 | 0 comments
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I got a card in the mail the other day saying that if I had 10 transactions in my checking account and if I signed up in time, I would receive $25 cash deposited to my account. To receive the offer I could either call, click or visit. Since they have some of the most […]

Sunday, September 12th, 2010 at 17:54 | 0 comments
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Your pants are lying to you. An Esquire investigation found that different clothing stores have greatly varying definitions of waistline size. Old Navy was the worst offender. Their “36 inch” pants measured actually at 41 inches. At the GAP, 36 inches actually means 39. Maybe this helps explain why I have worn the same size […]

Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 11:52 | 0 comments
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