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"Murphy was an optimist!"

Sticky March 31, 2006 6:59 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Evan, Family
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Getting yellow bubble gum off an infant’s delicate skin is no fun.

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Ooops. Guess I needed that. March 31, 2006 6:39 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Of Being Dad
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Last night I brewed a pot of coffee at 10pm to assist in my allnighter. I decided then to take a few moments and sit with the wife in bed while I read a chapter. At the end of the third chapter I decided to lay my head for just a moment. Despite waking several times night, I could not motivate myself out of bed. So I finally rise to get to work and moments later Evan decides he needs my attention for a couple of hours. Frustrating and pleasurable at the same time.

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Sayings that are wrong March 30, 2006 1:58 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Whoever said "money can’t buy happiness" was never poor.


Your thoughts, positive energy and prayers March 30, 2006 9:26 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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April 24th is a very critical day for us. We need good karma sent our way.

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From the mouths of babes March 29, 2006 3:52 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
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Dad: "Amy. Can you say your alphabet?"
Amy: Sings the abcs
Dad: "Amy. Can you count to 20?"
Amy: Counts to 20 skipping 16.
Dad: "How’d you get so smart?"
Amy, without hesitation: "Granddaddy"

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Using Porn to Sell Clothes March 29, 2006 2:52 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Cool Sites, Of Interest, Sex, Touchy Subjects
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Well now. Someone just sent me an interesting link. Apparently an apparrel company, SHAÏ, has decided to use pornography to sell clothing. Their catalog is a flash movie of people having sex but as they disrobe you can roll over the movie with your mouse to get details of the clothing article and add it to your shopping cart. The concept is extremely sharp in that you have models displaying the clothing in, um, interesting ways and that when you see what you like you can purchase the clothing. This could have been done without the sex and I bet we will see this style of catalog in different formats such as an interactive walkway with models displaying the goods. The catalog is NOT WORK SAFE and for adults only. I can’t tell you much about the clothes but I can say that the catalog is explicit enough that some people will blush while others might get a few new ideas.

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The Fog March 28, 2006 3:16 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Philosophy, Poetry
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Through early morning fog I see
Visions of the things to be
The pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see

I try to find a way to make
All our little joys relate
Without that ever present hate
But I know that it’s too late

The game of life is hard to play
I’m going to lose it anyway
The losing card I’ll someday lay
So this is all I have to say

The only way to win is cheat
And lay it down before I’m beat
And to another give a seat
For that’s the only painless feat

The sword of time will pierce our skin
It doesn’t hurt when it begins
But as it works it’s way on in
The pain grows stronger watch it grin

A blind man once requested me
To answer questions that are key
Is it to be or not to be
And I replied, “Oh why ask me?”


Could one evil prevent another? March 28, 2006 1:19 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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So if the IRS freezes my assets, does that prevent the mortgage company from foreclosing my house?

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Comment Spammers Be Gone! March 28, 2006 9:31 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Yesterday I added the WordPress plugin Did You Pass Math? That means that unregistered users will see an question at the bottom of comments like "What is the sum of 2 and 3?" If you get it right, you can post a comment.

Wow. I had written a really long post here. Which is good because I was being whiney. Can someone put up a test comment?


The New FU Government March 27, 2006 1:16 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Politics, Touchy Subjects, United States
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Anyone remember GW’s finger flipping video?

BOSTON, March 27 (UPI) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia startled reporters in Boston just minutes after attending a mass, by flipping a middle finger to his critics. …making the obscene gesture and explaining “That’s Sicilian.”

Sicilian for what? "I have no sense of propriety"?! [Source]

And I’m reminded that Cheney told a senator to "F*&k yourself."

Our current administration gives me the feeling that our forefathers worked hard to establish this country and now its just the polticians playground…not very different than a man working hard to build wealth for his family only to have his children squander and not appreciate the wealth.

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Kristy Beats Spam March 27, 2006 10:20 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life
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Kristyk who turned me onto WordPress (which Knoxjon uses) has an interesting antispam setup for her comments. When commenting, you have to answer a random math question “What is the sum of 9 and 3?” Registered users don’t see the question. Michael Silence gets rid of all comment spam by requiring registration to post a comment. Now, where do you register?

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From the mouths of babes March 27, 2006 8:22 am

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Amy, Daily Life, Family, From the mouths of babes
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Amy: "I’m going to eat this to grow big and strong to take care of Evan because he’s little and silly and ticklely. He tickles me. He makes me laugh."

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Progress! March 26, 2006 7:11 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, PHP, Programming, Technology
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Today I have coded like a mad man. Pending client approval, I have put a project to rest and enjoyed myself in the process! Next…

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Of Grasshoppers March 26, 2006 6:12 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Of Grasshoppers, Philosophy
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Student: I’m failing my family so badly.
Master: Bemoaning failure does little to make success.

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It’s good to be the kid March 26, 2006 5:33 pm

Posted by Doug McCaughan in : Daily Life, Family, Noah, Of Being Dad, Tommy
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Imagine two 10 foot lengths of ½ inch pvc pipe. Add two boys, one 15 mentally 8; one 9, mentally…well, all nine year olds are mental. I look out the window and the nine year old swings his sword, his 10 foot long sword, at the 15 year old then runs down the street and the 15 year old swings his sword, his 10 foot long sword, in circles above his head while chasing his little brother down the street. Each child laughing manically.

So many $10,000 video moments!

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