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 Personal: TechShop is AMAZING!!!
What happens when you go to Desert Code Camp, then decide to leave early to head over to the Gangplank after-party, but find out they aren't ready for an hour, so while wandering the Chandler Rock-the-Block, you stumble across an odd sign with an arrow pointing down a side-street reading "This Way to TechShop"? Well, I guess you end up becoming a member...
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 Personal: My Dinner: Chicken and Waffles
Earlier tonight, I had a craving - I wanted chicken and waffles. I satisfied that craving in a manner that probably isn't 100 percent "soul-food approved", but it got the job done...
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 Personal: Joes Crab Shack Dinner Failure
My wife and I purchased a bag of Joe's Crab Shack "Eat At Home" Cod with Cajun Lemon Butter Sauce, and we decided to try it out tonight for dinner. Seeing the bags of cod split open and spew their contents all over the inside of our microwave like an incontinent dog was only the beginning of our dinner adventure...
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 Personal: More Massive Mutant Lemons!
Last year I showed you our "crop" of Massive Mutant Lemons - this year, we got some more! Many more, in fact...and more MASSIVE!!!
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 Personal: Our new fence - An update...
For all those who read the articles, and who want to hire Dan Pennell, owner of Toro Construction to do their fencing work, he has a new website:

Toro Construction

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 Personal: On with a new chapter in my life...
The past 15 hours or so have felt like a loose bicycle chain. This morning, that chain fell off.
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 Personal: Monsoon Storm Video - July 24th, 2011
I was doing my usual thing and clearing out the buffer of my ZoneMinder system, when I noticed a few of clips of the storm we had last night.
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 Personal: Mulcherific!!! Free to a Good Home!
Ok - so we got our tree trimmed today; my wife wanted some mulch, and we got a little more than we bargained for...
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 Personal: Massive Mutant Lemons!
UPDATE! We cut them open! Click here to see...

My wife and I have always had mutant lemons from our lemon trees (now bushes) out in our front yard - check out these new ones, the first new ones in a long time...

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 Personal: Old Cox 049 Engine?
I'm not sure, but I think this is an old Cox 049 control-line model airplane engine...
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 Personal: In Memorium: My Mother Died Today
Rest in Peace, Mom...
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 Personal: Housefire - A little too close for comfort, this time!
Thank $DEITY, not our house; unfortunately, it was our neighbor's house. Nobody was living there, fortunately...
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 Personal: Our new fence: Done!
Laziness got the better of me, which is why I probably shouldn't tackle a project as large as building a fence, because it would never get done! Anyhow, I took all of these pictures on Saturday, April 4th, showing what the new fence with the gates and view panels installed looks like...
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 Personal: Radio Shack Color Computer Frappr Map
Interesting Frappr Map of TRS-80 Color Computer owners worldwide...
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 Personal: Our new fence: The blocks are up - beautiful!
The block arrived early this morning...by the end of the day, our fence was complete; all that is left is the "ironwork"...
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 Personal: Our new fence: A work in progress...
Well, with several phone calls, a few estimates, one insurance adjuster, and a pittance insurance check later, we are now well on our way to a new fence...
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 Personal: #$%@!! Our fence blew down!
Yesterday I came home from work thinking "Ah, a relaxing evening", never imagining anything outside of what my wife and I now define as "ordinary" (things get weird when you have your mother, who has dementia, living with you). Never did I think this would be here to greet me when I got home...
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 Personal: My Busy Life...
It's been a while since I last updated this site, so I thought I would post something to let everyone know what is going on, where I am at with things, and how I am doing...
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 Personal: A Beginner's Guide to Welding
I originally released this guide back in October of 2003, and several people enjoyed it. All of them said it was helpful and interesting. When I updated my site, the welding guide went away. After looking at my site statistics, though, and noticing people trying to find it, I thought I would dust it off and bring it back.
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 Personal: Tasty...? Morton_toes' BBQ Bacon Breasts
I found this recipe today on Fark (new window) - I haven't made it yet, but I thought it sounded tasty:

Morton_toes' BBQ Bacon Breasts (new window)

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 Personal: A Public Apology to the Cox HSI Support Staff
First off: I apologize, for both my attitude and demeanor during our email conversations. Yes, the issue was at my end, but one can easily see how I was mistaken - it wasn't so much that I was wrong (which I was), but that I didn't have all of the information, either. Read on...
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 Personal: It's Just a Goddamned Piece of Paper
Very strong words, and I wouldn't post them here had it not been for a dream I had this morning, one that woke me up and made me think a bit more than I am usually wanting to do at that hour...
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 Personal: Cheap and Cheezy Mac and Cheese
Tonight, my wife and I prepared a cheap meal, part of which was a simple box of mac-n-cheese. But a little improvisation went a long way...
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