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Argh. I mentioned before that my site theme settings suddenly changed. Today I tried to fix it by upgrading to the latest version of WordPress. I was pretty sure thatSite maintenance

...there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying... Glory to God - Merry Christmas to everyone! (I've sung Handel's Messiah a few times,And suddenly...

J. Michael Straczynksi, the creator of the 5-year TV series Babylon 5 in the 90's, has been doing little side stories from the B5 universe on and off since theBabylon 5 - the final word (mostly)

[caption id="attachment_1690" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Salt Lake City - distant storm at dusk (click for bigger view)"][/caption] Last week I went on my first trip to Salt Lake City, Utah. I willMy Utah trip, or how I could have died at 6400 feet

Here's a tip from my sister-in-law. Pretty impressive savings. This is the perfect time to shop for next year's winter clothes. We shop at department stores like Macy's andShop Ahead

[caption id="attachment_730" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Dark is Rising sequence"][/caption] When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back; Three from the circle, three from the track; Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone; FiveThe Dark Is Rising, except on film (Review: The Seeker)

I'm late for leaving on a trip, so this will be quick. The Dark Knight Rises is a completely worthy capstone to the Nolan/Bale Batman trilogy. It turns the trilogy intoReview: The Dark Knight Rises (no spoilers)

Quitting Facebook just got easier - NY Times In the wake of the recent controversy, including NY Times coverage, Facebook has announced it will delete users permanently upon request. The request mustFacebook changes deletion policy

Images: New visions from Google Earth | CNET News.com This is really great! The already wildly cool Google Earth is getting additional information laid on top of it, so you canGoogle Earth gets even cooler

Diabetes breakthrough Before you get too excited, let me say this: from my read of the article, it's a long time before humans could benefit, and even when they can, you'llA cure for Type I diabetes?

Over on The COA we've been talking about gaming experiences. To us geeks, that typically means video games, in case there's any confusion. Though this wasn't planned, throughout the articlesThe myth of the solitary gamer

In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Embed a legal youtube clip that I either found today or created myself. Then tell everyone about the clip and related information. I consideredTelling Time - 7 day challenge

A few posts back, we got into a bit of a discussion that significantly hinged on fair use. I mentioned that I had a fair use reference but didn't haveFair Use

This weekend I saw Spider-Man 3. Before I got to the theater, I'd been hearing all week from critics and friends that it was "okay" or it "wasn't as goodReview: The Spider-Man Trilogy

Andre Agassi survived his battle with 8th seed Marcos Baghdatis tonight to move into the third round of play. I only saw about half of the final set of this match,Agassi: Still alive

It’s Not Fair!

What follows is a guest post from my wife, who has had a bit of a difficult week so far.

I have come upstairs to … get AWAY from our 2 and 3 year-olds. They’re eating lunch. Or that’s what they’re supposed to be doing. They’ve been sick for days now. It seems like a very long time. I’ve been up with one or both every night for 4 nights now. And I’m tired. And . . . → Read More: It’s Not Fair!

Little Mommy moments

Just a couple of examples of life with Little Mommy…

Sometimes I don’t give my kids enough credit

Recently Little Mommy and I were putting together a puzzle on the living room floor as bedtime approached. Mom was out of the house. Little Mommy is pretty good at puzzles for a 3-year old, but she’s not what I would consider a fast worker. I was beginning to wonder if we’d get finished by the time . . . → Read More: Little Mommy moments