March 2006

On unity in DuPage

Growing up in Boston in the 80s, I was a big Celtics fan. It was hard not to be: it was the team of Danny Ainge, Dennis Johnson, Kevin McHale, Bill Walton (in ’85 and ’86), Robert Parish and of course Larry Bird. One thing stands out...

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Terrible web strategy, part 2

Over the weekend, Robin was telling me she wanted to keep a wishlist online. Amazon’s wish list is nice, but it’s exclusive to Amazon products (and Amazon partners). Why not have a wish list that could span multiple sites? To which I proclaimed, “I have the answer!...

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Terrible web strategy, part 1

Our real estate and auto insurance agent recently retired, and sold his practice to an agent whose office is quite a few miles away from us. While we don’t have to interact with our agent too often, it’s nevertheless nice to have someone in the community to...

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Election night recap

I’m crashing, been up since 4am (to catch that oh-dark-hundred flight to NYC) and am finally spent. Some quick observations on a few big winners tonight: Barack Obama. He backed Alexi Giannoulias over Speaker Madigan (whose candidate was Paul Mangieri). Alexi, armed with a TV ad featuring...

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Cegelis addresses supporters

I’m blogging all of this from a hotel room in NYC (business travel!), but just heard from Brian Sebby, who’s at Cegelis’s party. She just addressed supporters, said that things are too close and it’ll be a long night. With only 3 DuPage precincts left (and 40%...

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204 Referendum Passes

With 95% reporting in DuPage, there’s no question but that the 204 Referendum has passed. 2800 vote margin in Will County, and a 1300 vote margin (and counting) in DuPage. (Why I supported the referendum.) OUTSTANDING. Update: 100% of DuPage is in, 7170 yes, 6042 no. Which...

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