Category: General

Mar 31 2010

What I Learned Today While Reading Wikipedia

I learned that Fryderyk Chopin, the composer, had his heart removed before burial because he had a fear of being buried alive. I also learned that Thousand Island dressing did not originate in the Thousand Islands area of the St. Lawrence river. It originated in New Orleans before 1900.

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Oct 13 2009

Windows Bulk File Move Script

We have some applications that leave files sitting in a folder location out on some file server.  Eventually the disk space gets used up, or Windows starts choking because there are too many files in a directory, etc.  To delete the ‘old’ files, a support technician will try to connect to the file share, sort …

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Nov 21 2008

Budweiser American Ale

After seeing the advertisements, and going back and forth in my mind about wanting to spend money on a case of Budweiser, I decided to finally pull the trigger and go for it. I have tried Budweiser beers before and have not cared for them. This beer has changed my opinion of Budweiser. This beer …

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Dec 16 2007

Lovely Weather Today

As we all know weather persons on TV and meteorologists, in general, are one a the few professions where people are getting a paycheck for failing at their job. Take for example the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia, more specifically the Reading area. We were supposed to get sleet changing over to snow, then rain this …

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Dec 15 2007

Nucleus is Dead, Long Live WordPress

As I foreshadowed back in an earlier post, I have chosen to dump Nucleus as my blogging platform in favor of WordPress. So if you came to my site with a 404 Page Not Found error, have no fear, the content you long for still lives. Simply type a simple search query on the sidebar …

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Oct 24 2007

WYSP Sucks Balls

While driving to work this morning, I was un-pleasantly surprised to hear only rock playing at 5:55am. Then the song ended, and as I thought to myself “here comes the O&A intro”, I was shocked to hear Tom Petty’s Runnin’ Down a Dream instead. The next thought that went through my head was “Maybe they’re …

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Sep 02 2007

New Site Layout

Since I don’t seem to have the time to manage a huge website anymore, and MySpace has turned into “Useless Spam Space” (

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