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Moses and My Mazda3

Like many great adventures, it happened at night. I went to pick up my friend Eric from the airport after his return flight from Colorado, where he had spent the week snowboarding. I was looking forward to picking him up, … Continue reading

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Dvorak Progress

Today, I took the online speed test at http://www.typeonline.co.uk/typingspeed.php, with the following texts: The city of Singapore was not built up gradually, the way most cities are, by a natural deposit of commerce on the banks of some river or … Continue reading

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1990 Honda CRX For Sale – SOLD

NOTE: The car is now sold. I’m leaving this article here for archival purposes. The time has come to move on from my beloved friend, my 1990 Honda CRX with a certain terrific athlete airbrushed on the hood. It is … Continue reading

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iTunes vs. Amazon, Take 2

In my previous post about online music stores, I mentioned that my current preference was to use Amazon.com mp3 store instead of iTunes to purchase music online. Since that post was written, iTunes has largely switched to selling non-drm 256 … Continue reading

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My Current Desktop

Recently the main hard drive of my desktop computer died. Luckily I keep regular backups of the really important stuff, and I didn’t lose anything too terribly important. In the period between now and when I get a replacement drive, … Continue reading

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Amazon Mp3 Download Store

Do you like buying music online? I know I do. I have hundreds of songs I’ve purchased over the years from the iTunes Music Store. There’s one problem, though. DRM. What does DRM mean in practical terms for users of … Continue reading

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Aculpoco

I went to Aculpoco this weekend, which was… Expensive It seems that the entire purpose of this excursion was to bleed us students dry of all our money. Meals were not included, day trips always had some kind of hidden … Continue reading

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Sobre eso….

With 9 more days to remain in the country, I am finding Mexico to be a really cool place. Last week I changed families because my first family was never around to talk (which I now realize played a major … Continue reading

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Poco a poco

The days here have gotten a little easier. I talked with my professor and now I am down to 6 hours of class a day. It’s still a long day, but it’s much better than before. I now know to … Continue reading

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Mexico…

I arrived safely in Mexico, and I am taking classes 8 hours a day. The classes are good, but I am very tired. I’m hoping I’ll have more energy and time to write next week or the week after. This … Continue reading

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