Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Species Confused Duck


Originally uploaded by FlipSide3.

My daughter received a package on our doorstep. Inside was a duck. The duck in question flaps his wings singing the chicken dance song... quacking instead of clucking.

It is amazingly funny to watch my little girl flapping her arms along with the plush critter. Still I have to pause for a little head scratching... I mean it is the CHICKEN dance... and it's a DUCK. Guess there isn't an equivalent duck dance song.

Species confused fowl aside, Easter weekend was a lot of fun albeit exhausting. Eggs were colored, hidden, and gathered. The new baby's room was cleaned, a new (used) changing table and crib were bought, and double stroller was also purchased. All in all a tiring holiday.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Obama Speech On Race: Full Text

Good read. I really like this guy.

From digg:
History in the making. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the likely next President is about to deliver a speech that could be historic as a symbol of an America that is starting to move beyond racial divisions. Here's the full text.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

My cousin stopped by my folks house yesterday just after our big weekly Sunday lunch. He mentioned that he'd gone to the midnight launch party for Super Smash Bros. Brawl (for the Nintendo Wii). Later that afternoon I decided to call up the local GameStop on the off chance they had a copy. They did and I was there within 5 minutes with credit card in hand.

A friend came by in the evening and helped me give it a work out. My thumb is rather sore this morning. Great game.

Friday, March 7, 2008

On The Constitutional Reasons Behind Copyright And Patents

So it seems Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were both skeptical about patents and copyrights. Well I guess our lawmakers don't care much about what those guys had to say. I haven't read all the way through this article series, but of the small taste I've had so far it looks quite interesting.

From digg:
Mike Masnick of Techdirt.com writes another insightful article on intellectual property. This one looks at the roots of copyrights and patents in the US Constitution. Short and highly readable.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2008

100+ Essential Resources for Web Developers

This list of resources is actually pretty good. The html to rss converter is pretty neat. I'm not sure if I'll use it directly for work projects, but it is a quick way to set up a RSS template with actual data in it.

From digg:
We’ve put together a list of over 100 resources to help make your life as a developer easier; where to find snippets of code, sites that automate processes, cheat sheets, lessons, useful tools and a couple of silly videos to give your brain a break if you make it through to the end.

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