Author Archives: altglbrs

Saved by the iPhone

This past weekend I headed down to NYC to visit with friends and attend a Cards/Mets..  On the way back in the wee hours of the morning, I stopped in Milford, CT to get gas. I stopped at a red … Continue reading

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State budget deficits and State “color”

My curiosity hit again this afternoon after looking at the numbers on state budget deficits presented by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities http://www.cbpp.org/9-8-08sfp.htm. I put these numbers in the spreadsheet I put together for my last post and looked … Continue reading

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Unemployment:Liberalism as Chicken:Egg?

The other day I heard on the local news that Rhode Island had the highest unemployment rate of the 50 states in the most recent report (Oct. 08).  I also remembered seeing that Little Rhody was one of the states … Continue reading

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Certifiable 2.0

I took the Mac OS X Server Essentials v10.5 this morning, again at Parkland’s Prometric testing center.  Things went much more smoothly for this test and I was in and out in less than an hour.I bought the Peachpit prep book for … Continue reading

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Certifiable

I took the Mac OS X Support Essentials v10.5 exam yesterday at Parkland’s Prometric testing center. After waiting an hour and a half for them to get the testing workstation set up, I cranked through the 90 questions in 40 … Continue reading

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Scrabble babble

Scott convinced me to go to a Scrabble tournament in Indianapolis on Sunday, so we got up at 5:00AM to make it over in time for the first game. I was supposed to be in the bottom division, since my … Continue reading

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Fun in the snow

We got a few inches of snow overnight Thursday-Friday and I was sitting around bored on Saturday, so I went out and had some fun.  After seeing pictures of my snow wall and igloo from last year, my sister Leah … Continue reading

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Quest for cold

Anyone who knows me, knows I have a fascination with weather and an obsession with extremes. So it should come as no surprise that I trekked up to Minnesota to experience what the northland had to offer. I left work … Continue reading

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Fire in the dumpster

So, we were sitting in my office on the 3rd floor when we started smelling burning paper…  After following our noses we found the source in the dumpster outside our building.  The best part is that the building’s air intake … Continue reading

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Chase requires insecure passwords?

I went to change my password for my credit card the other day and found that my credit card company has some pretty silly requirements.  Must contain 7-32 characters  Must include at least one number and one letter  Cannot include … Continue reading

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