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Day 49: No Hate (Why I couldn’t post to my blog earlier today)

No Hate: I wrote a blog entry, and it was going to go up today… but, I can’t release it.  I started re-editing it, and I realized what I couldn’t bring myself to hit publish: it spoke against my beliefs.  No, not my religious beliefs – though my personal beliefs are an extension of that …

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Day 48:  The Basis Fitness Thing, The Final (beta) Level 1

Day 48: The Basis Fitness Thing, The Final (beta) Level

The Basis Fitness Thing: So, I’ve got a new toy.  I hadn’t planned on buying one this month, but, it ends up being Kat and I’s Valentine’s Day Present to each other (and ourselves).  She had purchased and tried a FitBit Flex, and didn’t much care for it.  We both had researched the fitness band …

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Day 46:  Almost Done, Finally Get To Try My 'New' Bicycle 2

Day 46: Almost Done, Finally Get To Try My ‘New’ Bicycle

Almost Done The beta version of Jumpman Forever for the Ouya is almost done.  I’ve still got three more levels to finish tweaking and testing for the secondary character, Red.  That will occupy most of tomorrow, I’m sure. And, well, I think Red’s levels didn’t actually really come together until today.  I kept feeling like …

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Day 44: And So Begins The Revolution - Kansas HB 2453, and The Vow 4

Day 44: And So Begins The Revolution – Kansas HB 2453, and The Vow

And So Begins The Revolution That sign came with a video game micro-console, the Ouya.  I always thought it was a little funny that the corner was cut off, making it look like a simplified image of Kansas.  Kat looked at it, thought it was awesome, and it now resides in the front window of …

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Day 38: My New Form of Captcha Anti-Spam Stuff, and Klout Becomes Almost Useful. 7

Day 38: My New Form of Captcha Anti-Spam Stuff, and Klout Becomes Almost Useful.

My New Form of Captcha Anti-Spam Stuff I’ve got more sites that I maintain than you can shake a stick at.  And, all of them have to have an anti-spam solution, or else my email gets even MORE clogged than it already does. But, I hate captcha systems – those little randomly generated list of …

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Day 37: Egg Noodles (or, My History With Cooking), And My Egg Noodle Recipe 8

Day 37: Egg Noodles (or, My History With Cooking), And My Egg Noodle Recipe

Egg Noodles (or, My History With Cooking) Growing up, my mother decided I should learn to cook.  My father though I should learn how to work on cars.  So, I learned both, along with lots of other stuff ranging from construction to sewing.  That’s probably why I view gender roles to be fluid.  I’m fine …

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Day 33: The Accidental Smoking/eCig Brain Hack, I missed Day 32 (Sort of)

The Accidental Smoking / eCig Brain Hack So, today was my first full day of going without nicotine.  Not just going without cigarettes, going completely without nicotine.  I have two great eCigs filled with hazelnut vapor liquid (a special blend I asked them to do that has quite a bit more hazelnut flavor), but, here’s …

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Day 31 of 365: Re-Thinking My Re-Thinking On Smoking (And Learned A Bit More About eCigs)

Re-Thinking My Re-Thinking On Smoking So, after the blood pressure problems from giving myself way too much nicotine with the eCigs the previous week, I had decided I would just drop the eCig thing entirely. Now, after nearly a week without them I can say this: I think I miss them more than I missed …

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Day 29 of 365: Holding Off a Short Bit, The Magazine Backing Agreement Signed!, The Site Has A Logo, Fixing That Broken Piece 9

Day 29 of 365: Holding Off a Short Bit, The Magazine Backing Agreement Signed!, The Site Has A Logo, Fixing That Broken Piece

Holding Off A Short Bit I decided to hold off just a short bit on the next quitting smoking attempt. Call it superstitious, but, my last fairly successful attempt started on a Saturday night / Sunday morning. And, well, there might be something to that. If I think it’s going to work better, then it …

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Day 28 of 365: That Thing That Broke, Let’s Quit Again!, Fancy Output

That Thing That Broke Ahhh, the joys of trying to keep things running properly on here.  A couple of days ago, it was the auto-publish feature failing to publish to Facebook (and, it was posting some gibberish anyways – it would post the markup on Linked-In and Google+ if I used auto-publish and the social …

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Day 27 of 365: Auto-Posting Doesn’t, Quinoa / Rice Sushi Mix

Summary: You know what’s nice about auto-posting solutions in WordPress / Social Media?  When it works.  Trying out a new way of doing makisushi! 🙂 [vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]Auto-Posting Doesn’t[/custom_headline][text_output]I like stuff that just works automatically for me.  For instance, publishing this blog – I write the entires, and I want it to just …

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Day 26 of 365: RE-Thinking Quitting Smoking

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]Re-Thinking Quitting Smoking[/custom_headline][text_output]It was sort of luck that I managed to check my blood-pressure multiple times during the last week of me quitting smoking.  It was Sunday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday (today-ish) that I managed to check my blood pressure. Now, quitting smoking raises your blood-pressure – heck, modifying in …

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Day 25 of 365:  Of Ol' Beans and Nails In Some Guy's Nose 10

Day 25 of 365: Of Ol’ Beans and Nails In Some Guy’s Nose

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]Just A Quickie[/custom_headline][text_output] Today was a pretty good day of rest – as it should be 🙂  I played around with some video game stuff for a while, contemplated how I’m going to fix my desk height issue (my desk is too short to maintain proper posture when typing / …

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Day 24 of 365:  Using Video Games As Protest 11

Day 24 of 365: Using Video Games As Protest

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]Using Video Games As Protest[/custom_headline][text_output]I rarely get involved in anything like protests.  In the modern era, a loose group of people protesting has very little effect on overall situations, and often just creates a group of people (themselves) that become vilified by the group they are protesting, who usually tends …

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Day 23 of 365:  300,000 Miles, CRAVING, Doing Away With Months Of Work 12

Day 23 of 365: 300,000 Miles, CRAVING, Doing Away With Months Of Work

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]300,000 Miles[/custom_headline][text_output] This is one of those little bits of awesome that probably doesn’t even really deserve it’s on spot on the blog, but, it’s my blog and I find it to be awesome, so here it is. The Joker, my 1982 Mercedes 300 Turbo Diesel, hit 300,000 miles.  The …

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Day 22 of 365: A Short Entry, 96 Hours

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]96 Hours[/custom_headline][text_output]This morning I woke up, and the world had changed.  Well, my perception of the world. For three days my brain was filled with a weird sort of chaos as it tried to come to terms with having changed chemically.  Sure, I still have nicotine in my system – …

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Day 21 of 365: Optimization

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][custom_headline type=”center” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h2″ accent=”true”]Optimization[/custom_headline][text_output]Inability to concentrate on a single task for long periods (at the moment, defined as 5 minutes or more) is a serious issue for me at the moment. This morning I was working on a customer site, Dave Neal And Associates, and their site needs updates sometime soon (appearance, SEO, …

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