I'm Not in My Right Mind

When you look at image above, what do you see? A girl spinning? Which way is she spinning… clockwise or counter-clockwise? Supposedly if you see her spinning clockwise it means you are right brained, and if you see her spinning counter-clockwise you are left brained. And if you see both, I suppose it means you …

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The French Kiss is Dead

I’m not talking about that type of French kiss, though I suspect it may be impacted as well. No, I’m referring to the effect the virus formerly known as Swine Flu is having on the French custom of “la bise”. You know, the way the French greet their friends, family and coworkers. La bise starts …

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I Hate Changing Passwords

A few tips on creating a secure password that you can remember ten minutes after you changed it.

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Are You a Hat Person?

Have you ever noticed how some people look great in hats, and on others they simply look silly? I’m not really sure if I’m a hat person or not, as I’ve never much had the desire to cover up my lovely head of hair with a hat. Oh, did that sound vain? Sorry, but knowing …

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Hans Christian Who???

So I went to Google for my daily vain (and in vain) search for my name, but today I searched on someone else’s instead. Now, I’m not sure if I was alone in this, but I didn’t understand today’s google doodle. You know, the image that temporarily replaces their standard logo on significant events such …

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The CIA: Fun for the Whole Family

First of all, let me say. I love my country (that’s the USA, in case you are a first time reader) and appreciate the efforts of all those in the trenches (literally and figuratively) who keep us safe. And I have no desire to get my name on any sort of list. So if any …

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Who Wants to Be a Guinea Pig?

Nope, it’s not the latest in Reality TV.Per the attached article from the Associated Press, “The government and vaccine makers are seeking thousands of volunteers, from babies to the elderly, to roll up their sleeves for the first swine flu shots – to test whether a new vaccine really will protect against this novel virus …

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Can the Italian's make GREEN sexy?

Unless I’m casually leaning on it while sipping an espresso on the Piazza Navona with my lovely wife on my arm, I don’t think there’s any way I could look sexy on this hybrid scooter. That said, if I wouldn’t get mowed down by one of Texas’s ubiquitous ½ ton pickup trucks as soon as …

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Wordle: Words as Art, Literally

Perhaps “art” is too strong a word, but if you’ve not tried the application Wordle (at wordle.net), you should. I plugged the text of several of my earlier blogs into this free online Java application, and this was the result… my words as art (well, sort of): (click on image for to view a larger …

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