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One Strong Belief

I often get into trouble with my family, friends and coworkers because I often challenge them to accept the idea that they are responsible for all the choices they make.  I believe that ultimately I always have a choice.  I may not like the choices before me and I may not be able to see what choices lay before me but I do have choices.  It gets me into trouble with my wife when she comes to me upset that…

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15 Minutes to Live

We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. – Ralph Waldo Emersonvia Gwen Bell – 15 Minutes to Live - Ralph Waldo Emerson. In 2006 I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. I had lost 30 pounds, was drinking almost as many gallons of water and feeling extremely tired. I was diagnosed by my family physician who sent me straight to the emergency room,…

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I'm participating in a group 365 photography project with members of the PHOTO-FUSION meetup. The 2011 Journey 365 — Daily Visions is a challenge for the group to have fun and learn over the year.  We are being challenged by the meetup organiser to take one photo each and every day and post it to a photo album he created specifically for the project. The PHOTO-FUSION meetup organiser has chosen to host the photo albums on his web site using…

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Luxury goods are needlessly expensive. By needlessly, I mean that the price is not related to performance. The price is related to scarcity, brand and storytelling. Luxury goods are organized waste. ……. Premium goods, on the other hand, are expensive variants of commodity goods. Pay more, get more. (NOTE: I’m paraphrasing). Seth’s Blog: Luxury vs. premium…

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Adobe AIR and twitter, spaz, twhirl, amd tweetr

Adobe recently announced the release of version 1.0 of their AIR application platform. I have been using the Pownce client which is an application written for AIR. I decided to take a look at what else was available. Adobe has a list of applications on the AIR Marketplace portion of their web site and I noticed that there are three twitter clients built on the AIR platform; Spaz, tweetr, and twhirl. This is not a review of these but my…

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