Monthly Archives: July 2006

Bad blood?

I sense a little bad blood in this exchange between commentator George Weigel (Truth at the Fifty-yard Line?) and former Archbishop of Washington Theodore Cardinal McCarrick (Moderation and Civility). I don’t know that much about either of them, but from … Continue reading

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Book report: Stalin’s Folly

Back in the day I used to spend a big chunk of my disposable income on books, especially from Amazon.com. Eventually my back room was taken over by books and I was broke. I ameliorated the first problem by selling … Continue reading

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Thinkpad 8611 error

Continuing my blast from the past series, I re-present here the most popular entry from my old blog: what happened when I got an 8611 error on my old IBM thinkpad. Enough people used to be searching for it that … Continue reading

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Hurricane-generated tsunamis

I just finished watching a Discovery channel show on tsunamis and they mentioned my ‘favorite’ kind of tsunami: the landslide-generated tsunami, and in particular the tsunami generated by a submarine landslide. However, they didn’t mention the type of submarine landslide … Continue reading

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Cinderella story

You go Dallas Roma FC! Last week Dallas Roma FC pulled off what has been called the biggest upset in US Open Cup history when they knocked out MLS team Chivas USA to advance to the final 16.  This was … Continue reading

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I wants to be a millionaire

This morning I went over to Fort Worth to audition to be on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. My wife had seen an ad for the auditions a couple of days ago and suggested I go. I said “Yeah, … Continue reading

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Adidas takes the cake!

So Adidas’s French team was able to overcome Nike’s Portuguese team and clinched the championship for Adidas.  Too bad for Puma they’re too far behind Nike to make it into second place.  The standings will remain the same regardless of … Continue reading

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