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Go, Go, Go Joe Southwick

Joe Southwick Named Starter Joe Southwick was named as the staring QB for Boise State today. Can’t say it surprised me considering the separation I saw last Saturday during their open scrimmage. Joe looked like he was on top of things (but still needs to learn a bit about composure), while the other quarterbacks – […]

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PHP/MYSQL String Tricks

Here’s a couple things I always forget. I’m adding them here so I’ll have them for future reference. How to “Scan and Replace” a String in MYSQL (Note the AS400-ish wording of that title). Big Note: Be very careful of serialized data!!!! Thanks to http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-find-and-replace-text-in-mysql-database-using-sql/ for these little pieces of code. The syntax of REPLACE […]

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Marissa Mayer: Saving Yahoo?

Is Marissa Mayer Yahoo’s savior? Back in the day, I was a Yahoo freak. This was back when AOL was spamming our mailboxes with their crappy little disks (I must have collected about 50 of them), and there was no such think as a “homepage” if you weren’t part of AOL’s little “network”. That is, […]

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Never Give Up. Stolen Car Recovered After 42 Years.

Bob Russell is the epitome of the “never give up” attitude. Man Reunited With Stolen Car After 42 Years From http://www.newser.com/story/150156/man-spots-his-stolen-car-on-ebay-42-years-later.html In 1970 Bob’s 3 year old Austin-Healey was stolen from outside his Philadelphia apartment complex. 42 years later he and his beloved sports car have been reunited. Bob, who now lives in Texas, would […]

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Vindale Research Sucks

So, I decided to join one of those online survey programs called Vindale Research. It looked legit. I was wrong. About Vindale Research Vindale Research is an online research program that claims to offer rewards (including cash) for filling out surveys. I assume they are contracted by various companies or organizations to do the surveys. […]

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Social Pressure

Jonathan Leger, on his blog, tells a cute story about social pressure. It goes something like this: (A) research group went around neighborhoods in California and put one of four signs on people’s doors. Each sign encouraged the homeowner to conserve energy, and gave a reason to do so. The four reasons were: 1) to […]

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What Do We Pay “Them”?

I found this interesting. See what you think. Here is a breakdown of what we (yes, we – the people) pay the current Whitehouse staff. $40,000-$70,000 Researchers, assistants and analysts ($40,000 or so) Scheduler ($58,000) Speechwriter ($60,000) –Note: might explain why Obama’s speeches are so crappy $70,000-$100,000 Director of White House Operations ($85,000) Special Assistant […]

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A Little Activism on the Court?

I just don’t get it. Justice Robertson did the unexpected, and he did it in a very, very sneaky way. When Obama tried to pass his stupid healthcare bill, he emphasized that the penalty for not complying was definitely not a tax. And, why did he do that? To make it more palatable for the […]

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Free Format RPG ILE Alternatives to the TIME Opcode

Here’s one of the free format BIFs I can never remember as far as syntax is concerned. Maybe if I keep it here I will be able to find it again :). I copied some of this from http://www.bmeyers.net/faqs/frequently-asked-questions/41-free-format-alternatives-to-time (the Q&A part). Q. In fixed format RPG IV, I used the TIME operation code to […]

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Pimped My LinkedIn Profile!

Well, as far as Social Media is concerned, it seem I’ve missed the boat – mostly. Twitter was great, but now it is just so much noise its hard to make heads or tail of it sometimes. Facebook is still evolving – I still don’t know where it will wind up for a lurker like […]

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Wow. More Obama Stories That WIll Curl Your Toes

I have never been so against a political candidate before in my life. I was never a fan of Bill Clinton either, but I could at least tolerate him. From NewsMax: …Obama was a member of the far left [ACORN affiliated] New Party and also signed a “contract” promising to publicly support and associate himself […]

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Sneak Peek at New Bronco Stadium Expansion

I got this in my email today from BleacherReport.com Looking good Go Broncos! Also, according to Bleacher Report, Boise State is ranked #39 as far as student sections are concerned. C’mon students, let’s rock’n’roll. Don’t leavea it up to us “old guys”. Related articles Big East Expansion: Boise State Still Plans To Join Big East, […]

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Facebook Conspiracy Theory, Obama Jobs Stats

What if you had ab IPO and nobody came? Funny that both of these items hit my inbox today. Both are conspiratorial in nature. First, from “American Breaking Point” comes the notion that “somehow” the powers-that-be (the hidden elite) are behind the meteoric rise of Facebook. I quote: Why do we believe that Facebook is […]

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No Shariah in Kansas, Amateur Book

Interesting story from my inbox. Quoting from Newsmax… Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill aimed at keeping state courts and agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws when making decisions, his office said on Friday. The law has been dubbed the “sharia bill” because critics say it targets the Islamic legal code. […]

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