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February 23, 2009

There were no signs

I mentioned this when we lived there, but it turns out it wasn’t just a hunch. The Amherst DPW cited our old street as the most-stolen road sign in town.

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February 18, 2009

Overtones of mocha

Every time I use an insulated mug for coffee, my tea tastes like coffee for weeks, if not months, afterward. I had hoped my new thermos mug would be the exception, thanks to its aluminum cylinder, but apparently not.

It seems the only real solution is learning to not mind the taste of coffee.

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February 15, 2009

Most predictable late-winter headline in New England

That would be “Man rescued after snowmobile breaks through ice” or some similar formation of the same concept.

Given the bitter cold of January, however, I’m impressed with how early the headline arrived.

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February 3, 2009

More evidence that appearance matters

I just bought more ethernet cable for the office. (If you’d told me a year ago that we would have an office and that the company would actually own three machines, I might have laughed.)

There are plenty of places to find cheap stuff on the web, but it turns out that even when you’re buying cheap cables the price varies some. In this case, I could save $0.10 per cable by ordering pink or brown instead of more popular primary colors.

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