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Entries from June 2010

The Civil War

June 23rd, 2010 · 9 Comments

I just finally watched the Ken Burns documentary, “The Civil War”. I think I was out of the country the first time it ran. I remember hearing rave reviews, but I didn’t see how 12 or so hours on a war could hold one’s attention. Boy, was I wrong. It is probably the best documentary […]

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Tags: Opinion

Streaming Netflix

June 20th, 2010 · 4 Comments

We have had a Netflix account for several years, and generally like it a lot. I quit Blockbuster because I got so frustrated with late fees — I would be charged a whole new rental period for being one day late on a return. With Netflix, you can keep a movie as long as you […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates

Careless, but lucky

June 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

We flew to Ottawa, Ontario yesterday. While passing through Security at Phoenix Airport, I had to put my brand new $1000 laptop in one tub, and my shoes, wallet, etc. in another. After passing through the X-Ray machine, I nested the shoe tub on top of the laptop tub and took them to a bench […]

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Tags: Family Updates