March 2007 Archives

Ant Angst and Other Lessons of Science

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You can learn a lot from science. For example, last week, I learned that women are statistically safer drivers than men, that giraffes are the third gayest animal in the animal kingdom, and that sometimes spiders just like to snuggle. These stories came from the site LiveScience.com that is a repository for some of the stranger stories about science, but you'll notice that scientific surveys and research studies are in the news just about every day

Future Plans

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Dear Colleagues,

After much deliberation, I have decided to step down from my position as Database Account Manager here at Blair Morris. I would first like to thank all of you for a great seven years and also fill you in a little on my future plans. As some of you have already heard, I am leaving Blair Morris in order to search full time for Big Foot, the well-known hairy beast that has eluded so many. I consider this to be really more of a lateral career move, and I am excited at the new challenges this opportunity will provide.

Don't Mess with the Spreadsheet

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Unlike many, I am greeting the release of Office 2007 with some trepidation. Microsoft's newest version of its dominant office suite looks radically different than earlier versions. While many are excited about this, I am seriously worried. It's not that I have anything against progress. I have something against unnecessary progress. Sorry, I just have better things to do than change when there's no need to change.

ComputorEdge: HD on the Cheap and on the Go

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Like many men, I have a dream. It's a dream of having high definition television. I didn't say it was a particularly noble dream, but it is a crystal-clear, sharp, and vibrantly-colored one. Of course, the problem is that I don't have an extra thousand dollars to spend on a high-definition television, but when I heard that I could view high-def television on my laptop for about $100, I had to give it a try.

Boston Sports Review: Schilling for Senate

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Partly because he's a well respected athlete with strong opinions and partly because the other seven Republicans in Massachusetts are busy, Curt Schilling of the Red Sox may possibly end up running for the United States Senate. Or at least that was the story on the Boston talk radio station WRKO during one particularly slow news day this off season.
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