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Monthly Archives: November 2008

Cheese Ball Recipe

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Every year for the holidays I make my favorite appetizer: a ham and onion cheese ball. I learned the recipe from my dad and I’m going to share it with you. You will need: 3-4 packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese ( I do not recommend the fat free version for this ) 8-16 oz deli […]

Reason #41235 the American car industry is dying

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Craptactular (that’s a technical term) internal design! Case in point: Replacing the car battery on our 2006 Saturn VUE. The battery in our VUE has recently been put under some stress ( think 2 year old and leaving headlights on ). It finally gave up yesterday, so I went to Sears and bought the replacement. […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

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I wanted to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow American readers. To the rest of the world, have a nice day.

Netflix Pricing

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Something funny I noticed the other day about Netflix’s pricing when I was considering us upgrading to the 4 disk a month plan: After you reach the 3 disks at a time plan, the incremental cost per disk stays the same. I would think it would continue to go down. Here’s the breakdown: Disks Cost […]


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This is not exactly the post for those of you afraid of flying. I’ve had this links and videos sitting in a text file on my computer since February when I found them. I was supposed to blog about them a long time ago, but I never could seem to find the time. Today, I […]

links for 2008-11-13

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Masters of the Void: Home — C Tutorial with Mac Focus (tags: tutorial software osx objective-c macosx programming tutorials) Cocoabuilder – (Erik Buck) Guidance for Cocoa's steep learning curve Epic thread about how to deal with Cocoa's learning curve (tags: Cocoa Programming Learning) Inconsolata Great programming font (tags: development mac osx typography typeface type programming)

links for 2008-11-12

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Sounds of hard drives needing data recovery (tags: sounds sysadmin)

links for 2008-11-11

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A touch of Cocoa: inside the iPhone SDK ARS Technica write up about the iPhone SDK (tags: objective-c development iPhone review)