January 2005

It’s a Cinderella Story

Ernie just set up a blog for his friend Steve, diagnosed with cancer. Steve seems to have a great attitude about the diagnosis and treatment. When my friends Dave & Elise’s daughter was diagnosed with leukemia last year, they set up a blog to let us all...

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Two pearls from Jenny

Loved these gems from Jenny: An email message I received today from the Head of Adult Services at my local library: “I recently set up an AIM screen name for the reference desk, with the aim (ha!) of publicizing our IM availability soon. We haven’t told anyone...

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Snowed out of Blogwalk

I’m very disappointed, but I won’t be at today’s Blogwalk Chicago after all. It’s still snowing pretty good out here in Naperville — we received 6-8” overnight — and forecasts have it keeping up most of the day. My favorite snippet from the forecast: “Winds will also...

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Awe

Awe is the only word to describe the Huygens probe landing on Titan this past weekend. I thought I was impressed when I heard that Huygens had landed. Read the Slate write-up, then imagine you’re the guy pitching this project to his bosses over at the European...

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More Cingular AT&T Synergy (ahem)

Remember my complaint last month about the Cingular/AT&T mess? Well, since then, Denise recorded a podcast about her trials and tribulations of getting her new Sony phone to work on the Cingular/AT&T network. Now this: The merger has been so complex and convoluted that both websites now...

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