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Sunday, July 31, 2005

007 cam

Think Geek has the James Bond Stealth Camera for $79.99. It's shaped like a Zippo.... [click for full entry]

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Real estate scams

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Nothing herein should be construed to be legal advice..... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Rolling art

Washed out (in more than one way). I'm thoroughly enjoying the Springfield photos of.... [click for full entry]

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Looking for Mr. P

Or, how a fool and her money are soon parted. Forbes recently reviewed a bunch.... [click for full entry]

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When a nation changes its mind

Or two nations, as in this case: Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld held separate meetings.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, July 25, 2005

Exposed brick

Shot of the second and third story backdrop to a vacant lot in downtown.... [click for full entry]

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Telephone surveys

I never answer telephone surveys unless I know exactly who I'm talking to and what.... [click for full entry]

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Race relations in Springfield

Sunday's SJR ran an article about the City of Springfield's troubles in the matter of.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, July 24, 2005

What to expect from a Justice Roberts

Damnum Absque Injuria has created an ongoing chart of what could change or not change.... [click for full entry]

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The road to confirmation

History will be made in these days leading up to the confirmation process to seat,.... [click for full entry]

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Just too hot

The temperature in my backyard got up to 107 this afternoon. We really need.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Look Back at Homeier's Dairy

I just added a new entry to Look Back Springfield re my memories of Homeier's.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, July 22, 2005

Tough guy

The Friday beer blogging edition of tough guy, Part 1. Scene at the gas station.... [click for full entry]

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Old State Capitol

Reflecting.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

IBID

Speaking of state auctions, back on September 3, 2003, when I last checked in on.... [click for full entry]

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Bloglines down

The Bloglines plumber walked off the job and took everyone's feeds with him. Yes, Bloglines.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

Too hot Sunday reading

When it's too hot to go outside, read. Journal Standard columnist, Harriett Gustason, finds a.... [click for full entry]

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Baby can I drive your forklift

Obscure semi-heavy equipment machinery ostensibly awaiting auction on the grounds of state surplus warehouse..... [click for full entry]

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Plame primer

The Defective Yeti has put together an up to date article on the Karl Rove.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

State of Illinois web site

The webmaster for the governor's web sites is looking for ideas on ways to improve.... [click for full entry]

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Festivus in July

When the talk has no effect and is quickly forgotten, advance directly to the airing.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Desk

Shot Sunday night just before dusk somewhere between no man's land and the railroad.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, July 11, 2005

Five personality traits to avoid when developing the tall dark and dashing male character in your next novel

Helpless little boy, and Worried old woman, and Teenage girl of the needless nervous laughter.... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Computer security

From the Department of Just in Case Something Heard on a Saturday Morning Radio Show.... [click for full entry]

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Edwin Thomas Booth: Myth or Fact

Originally posted April 14, 2005; updated July 10, 2005 Can anyone say, once and for.... [click for full entry]

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Friday, July 08, 2005

Remembering the Old State Capitol Building

Dave has put up an excellent post about the Old State Capitol Building at.... [click for full entry]

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Sucked in

Lake Michigan is cold. And deep. The beaches are breathtakingly beautiful. It can be a.... [click for full entry]

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Monday, July 04, 2005

Grid

Electrical engineering at its finest..... [click for full entry]

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Independence Day 2005

There is a lot to think about on this Independence Day. What do you think.... [click for full entry]

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Look Back Springfield

I'm been invited to be part of the group blog known as Look Back Springfield..... [click for full entry]

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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Old Coke

Just a note to members of the younger generation among us. In case you don't.... [click for full entry]

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Saturday, July 02, 2005

And then there were eight

Much to a lot of people's surprise, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor announced her.... [click for full entry]

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