Security Systems

I talk to another new father:Me: Does your daughter have, like, a security blanket? B: She has a stuffed animal she carries around. Why? M: I read that kids at this age will become attached to a "security' something-or-other. But The Squirrelly hasn't really taken to anything. B: That's probably for the best. When I was a little kid my

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GeekSpeak

If you've been wanting to hear me blather about boardgames for two stright hours (!), you can finally do so over at Boardgame Geek. I was the guest on the most recent episode of GeekSpeak.

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Windows Pain

Wow, two anti-Microsoft posts in the last week -- what's up with that? I'm usually not a MS hayta -- I'm a linux and firefox guy myself, but I like Word and Publisher just fine. But driving home from work yesterday I heard a story on the local NPR station about how Microsoft was announcing yet another "critical" safety flaw

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Juice

My father always used to say, "when the world gives you lemons, make lemonade." I took his advice to heart ... and now I own the largest lemonade factory in the continetal United States! Of course, the world doesn't "give" us lemons -- I have to buy them. And my company doesn't "make" lemonade -- we just throw the lemons

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Adventures in Communication

The Queen, The Squirrelly and I were taking a day hike. A mile into the forest we encountered a women who was standing off to the side of the trail and talking on her cell. About an hour later, as we were coming back, we saw the same woman in the same spot, still yammering into her phone. "She got

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