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Community Manager with a strong technical background. Amateur photographer with a strong interest in birds, animals and landscapes. Birdwatcher. Author and Blogger. Those are not the same thing. Person with Opinions. 17 years at Apple didn't kill me. It made me stronger.

a quick note on the sharks at the trade deadline…

woo-hoo! I like the deals, all three of them. Rivet for Gorges and parts. Guerin for Niemmenen and parts. And as I predicted, the Sharks traded a goalie, only it was Nolan Schaeffer, For two bags of pucks, more or less. The two players off the roster: Gorges and Niemmenen. Gorges was a solid and amazingly hard working Defenseman, but showed himself at times to be outmatched. he tried, but he couldn’t always make it happen. He’s definitely a 5th or 6th D on pretty much any NHL team, but not much more. Rivet is clearly an upgrade, and the […]

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A phrase to live by…

When I was talking to the pulmonary nurse about the CPAP, I made an off-the-cuff statement that amused both of us, but the more I think about it, the more I think it’s something I really like. I know Jason’s been really pushing the fatblogging meme, and I’m following it with interest and some enthusiasm, although I haven’t formally bought into it yet. Of course, there’s nothing new under the sun — once again, I’m a bit ahead of the curve. (and yes, I’m 30 pounds heaviler 3 years later than that abortive attempt. This is — really — why […]

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(Wheeze) Luke (Wheeze) I AM your father…. (love me, love my CPAP)

The latest in geek fashion: A couple of weeks ago, I said this: Chuqui 3.0: About Me: And we’ve been chasing something that’s popped up since I left Apple — I’ve been having some intermitted periods where I simply don’t have any energy. It’s not tired or fatigue, it’s just sudden drop-outs of my energy levels. Because of this, I’m going to be doing an apnea sleep study next week, although I don’t believe that’s “it”, with my weight, it’s a logical next step to check and (hopefully) eliminate (or deal with). Yesterday, I got the results of the apnea […]

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Tom Benjamin’s NHL Weblog: About the Donnybrook

Tom Benjamin’s NHL Weblog: About the Donnybrook: # Bill Masterton died when his head slammed against the ice. It could have happened to Chris Drury. The league has to quit dodging these bullets. We need a rule that says, “Players can’t play if their helmets come off. They must proceed directly to the bench.” The result would be securely attached helmets. I agree with Tom in principle, but the reality is that in leagues where I’ve seen this rule in effect (for instance, the old, unlamented roller hockey international), strategic removal of a helmet became a continuing problem. Another option […]

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The Future of Communities Blog – Your comments are mostly a waste of time :)

The Future of Communities Blog » Blog Archive » Your comments are mostly a waste of time :): Most people have been told that in several studies only 90% of your community members are lurkers, 9% contribute something and the remaining 1% really account for most of the action. There are several angles that have been discussed about this in great detail. Still the question that we deal with on a daily basis is: Here are some approaches: 1. Focus your efforts on the 1% and help them by making it easier to contribute. Compelling argument: Focus on the what […]

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These Two Teams Don’t Like Each Other

These Two Teams Don’t Like Each Other: However, I remembered a distinction you made a week ago between players who have a history of attempts to hurt (such as Scott Stevens) and players who have a history of attempts to injure (Bryan Marchment). I guess my question is: Was Chris Neil attempting to hurt or injure Chris Drury? Dave Comstock brings up a good point in the comments, that I felt ought to be part of a posting (and the RSS). Now, my thoughts here: given I saw no sign of Neil leaving his feet, raising his elbow, using his […]

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Validating Email Addresses

Validating Email Addresses – The Daily WTF: The format for e-mail addresses is specified in a number of RFCs; it’s a pet peeve of mine when people “validate” away perfectly valid addresses, for instance: websites that think all domains end in .com, .net, .edu, or .org; and agents that refuse to transfer mail with a + in the local-part. To that end, I wrote my own regular expression that (I believe) follows the specification, which I’ll share below. here’s what I use (in perl). there are a few things in the RFC it doesn’t handle, but they’re things nobody seems […]

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The 2007 goals…

I realize it’s mid-february, but given in the past years I never got around to this until well after Macworld, anyway… I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I want to accomplish moving forward. 2006 was about trying to make the lifestyle changes I felt I needed to make within the context of Apple, and when I couldn’t, make the decision to move on. 2007 is about taking advantage of the opportunities the move have given me, and moving forward. I wanted to really refine my goals for this next year or so, not overdo it and screw […]

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