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crazy driver

Friday, October 15th, 2004

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Here’s a crazy driver story for you:
When you come to an intersection, and you have a stop sign, you stop where the sign is, or on the line if there is one. Got that?
I’m driving along in the blue car, and this other driver comes in the green car. Does he stop at […]

sign

Friday, September 17th, 2004

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This is the sign I see as I enter the parking garage every morning. It took me a good three months to really stop and read it, and see the wording. Shows how observant we are with things we see every day…

Tribute

Friday, September 10th, 2004

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Thank you, Cameron. Well spoken.

priorities

Thursday, September 9th, 2004

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I’m looking out my window at work, and there’s a church there. It’s one of (if not the) biggest ones in town. They have a pair of big, 10-story-high cranes out there. Two men are in a bucket hanging from one, and the other one is lifting away the spire once the […]

random

Friday, July 2nd, 2004

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I’m driving home from work, stopped at an intersection. Across the street, there’s a tobacco shop, with the usual (East Texas) clients: run-down pickups and Cadillacs the age of my father. Coming across the parking lot from a neighboring store, comes another client. He pulls in and parks. What I find […]

translations

Tuesday, April 27th, 2004

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Having a discussion at work, about translations of the Bible. One member of the group contends that the King James Version is the only inspired English translation. Here are my comments to the group:

My parents are in the process of translating the Bible into Gapapaiwa, a local language in Papua New Guinea. […]

sentence

Wednesday, April 14th, 2004

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As Adam Smith says in The Wealth of Nations,
A salted hide is reckoned inferior to a fresh one, and sells for a lower price.
From tLB, with these instructions:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. […]

spelling?

Wednesday, November 26th, 2003

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I’m using a well-known image editing program (I won’t name it, but you know the one I mean), importing pictures from a scanner. The scanner freaks out and decides to quit. I have to restart - I know this routine well. When I try to do another scan without restarting, it gives […]

Lileks

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

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About Vegas:

It looks great at night. In the day, it winces like a hungover vampire.

Statements like that are what keep me reading Lileks’ Bleat. He has a mastery of language and words like few others. He writes about daily life in a manner that is not repetitive and is never boring. […]

aiming for reelection

Tuesday, November 18th, 2003

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Sounds like London’s mayor is a real winner. First Bush,

But the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, branded Mr Bush as “the greatest threat to life on this planet” whose policies will “doom us to extinction”. The mayor also said that he did not recognise Mr Bush as a lawful president and he condemned […]