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Now entering my sophomore season as a parent, I'm really beginning to appreciate the rewards of being a one (yes, there is life after children). Today, Fiona and I spent a couple hours at the park, and I have to say, it was the best two hours of my day. I think I had just as much fun chasing her around as she did going down the two story winding slide. This got me thinking (I'll keep it brief).

A few months into Theresa's pregnancy, we started a journal for Fiona. The idea was simple: begin documenting our new lives together so that someday, she could have something to remind her of where she came from. I started out strong, but I have to confess, Theresa has definitely picked up the slack since her birth. If your following along, that was two years ago...

Sooooo, I decided to create a tag "For Fiona" because I think it's my best shot at contributing to the journal at a somewhat respectable level. Let's face it, I probably spend more time on the computer than I should and the internet gives me a unique opportunity to share these moments using a medium that has become my profession.

Fiona, thanks for making me smile today. This one's for you...


  

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Uncle Craig (of Block Island Seafood Company) and Aunt Moisey pose with "Lobzilla" during a recent trip the Vineyard. Shortly after the photo was taken, Craig tells me the 100 year old crustacean was purchased by Gene Simmons' body guard...
Here's a real life creature of the deep...A 24 lb. lobster that's around 100 years old. He was caught off Martha's Vineyard in the Fall of 2007.



  

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Holy shnikies!
There are few mountain tourist trails as dangerous as the above pictured route on Mt. Hua in China’s Shaanxi Province. Not only does much of the trail consist of narrow footpaths and extremely steep staircases, but there are also a few sections where hikers must scale across cliffs on a rusty chain and some foot-sized holes chiseled in the rock. There’s even a place where one must descend a 20 meter chain to reach the continuation of the trail!



  

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The best part? About half way through the song, you can faintly here someone say, "How much were those tickets?" Actually, I made that up. But still worth a listen to. Link & technical analysis provided by RW370...
So what happens when you’re Van Halen, the last song in your set list is the million-seller "Jump" with its synthesizer-keyboard opening…and the recording you’re using to play back the synth is accidentally run at 48K instead of 44.1K?

...Eddie tries to transpose on the fly and match the wildly fucked up keyboards but the great thing there is the difference in pitch is non-musical - about 1.5 semitones sharp. So there’s no frets he can choose to fix the problem!



  

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Or avoid registrations all together with BugMeNot.
It's CSI, email-style. Try this neat hack from the Hedir forums:

  • Instead of just entering username@gmail.com as your email, enter it as username+samplesitecom@gmail.com instead
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  • If you search Gmail for username+samplesitecom, you will see all massages that were sent to that email address.
  • To see who is responsible for sending a specific message click the Show Details link and you will see the complete address.



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    Austrailian artist Stelarc — formerly Stelios Arcadiou — spent 10 long years searching for a surgeon willing to perform a controversial operation to implant a third ear onto his forearm ‘in the name of art,’ which was created in a lab from human cartilage. [Stelarc] hope[s] to have a tiny microphone implanted to it that will connect with a Bluetooth transmitter. That way you can listen to what [his] ear is hearing.”



      

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    A great roundup of "hacker" Firefox extensions via Dark Reading...


      




      

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    South korea: boys cheering for their soccer teams. the most amazing thing is that they do this with their CLOTHES (not holding up cards). they have a jacket that is one color on the back, one on the front, and that they can open or close to show a third color shirt on the inside. One school has also figured out how to use their pants to make shading.




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