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"Talk is Cheap" the saying goes. With the Web and simple journaling applications talk has become more than cheap, it has become free for anyone who wishes to say something. EXPRESSION is my two cents worth.

Ellenwood Family Geneology

25 March 2008 21:38:20 | Comments (3)

My uncle has long been collecting and collating a wealth of information about my family history and has put together a fairly comprehensive family tree going back about five generations. I’ve recently become interested in what he has compiled and actually posted an outline of it online at Geni a free family tree website. (If […]

A Great Coffee, Too

19 March 2008 10:30:39 | Comments Off on A Great Coffee, Too

After my previous post, I found another local coffee shop worth noting. Columbia Grounds, located on the northeast corner of Central Avenue and 33rd Avenue in northeast Minneapolis, is another great spot to kick back and enjoy your favorite coffee creation or even lunch. They offer coffee, a small but full menu of soups, sandwiches, […]

A Great Coffee…

3 January 2008 22:16:48 | Comments Off on A Great Coffee…

One of my favorite pastimes is to find a local coffee shop and frequent it as often as I possibly can. I’m not talking about the chain-gang Starbucks & Caribou-type places, I’m talking about genuine, locally owned & operated establishments with real character. Much of the character being owed entirly to the characters that patronize […]

Forward Thinking for a CMS

19 December 2007 12:29:24 | Comments Off on Forward Thinking for a CMS

At work, we’re beginning to develop the next version of our proprietary content management system (CMS) called ACTIVEA. In its current rendition, the CMS has been around for roughly 3 or 4 years. It desparately needs to be updated. Just think about how far web design in general has come in that same period. Yup, […]

Q & A With the Software Support Group

26 November 2007 16:10:41 | Comments Off on Q & A With the Software Support Group

A little email conversation I received recently: Individual A: “You brought me my computer last Monday.  I went to use the external mouse and I have a connection with a round end but my computer needs a connection with a flat end.  Can you get me the correct mouse or direct me as to where […]

All I want for Christmas

26 November 2007 12:50:39 | Comments Off on All I want for Christmas

So several people in my family have asked what I want for Christmas this year. I figure what easier way to share the news than posting it right on the front of my website. It’s not at all boastful or over the top in any way to post one’s desires on one’s own website, is […]

New Jetta Pics

24 November 2007 11:28:03 | Comments Off on New Jetta Pics

We purchased a 2001 Jetta GLX VR6 last Monday and I finally had the time to post some photos. The car has 103,700 miles, every imaginable option and it runs great. It needs a few minor fixes (tie rods & alignment, new e-brake cables, new serpentine belt) some of which I’m hoping to get done […]

The Expierenced Web Designer…

21 November 2007 9:40:11 | Comments Off on The Expierenced Web Designer…

“The experienced web designer, like the talented newspaper art director, accepts that many projects she works on will have headers and columns and footers. Her job is not to whine about emerging commonalities but to use them to create pages that are distinctive, natural, brand-appropriate, subtly memorable, and quietly but unmistakably engaging.” ‘Nuf said. A […]

The things we’ll do for loved ones

2 November 2007 15:45:35 | Comments Off on The things we’ll do for loved ones

So I did it. Today I broke down and signed up for Facebook. Against my better judgment and all the while feeling like I was doing something very, very wrong, it’s official. My wife has been begging me to join so her status can be married to someone and not just “married.” If you care […]

Eject CD Tray Shortcut For Windows XP on a Mac Pro

30 September 2007 16:31:41 | Comments (6)

In a previous post, I mentioned that I was hoping to find a way to open and close the CD tray on my Mac Pro (running Windows XP under Boot Camp without the Apple Keyboard and its eject key) without having to open My Computer, right-click on the drive icon and select Eject. So far, […]

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