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“Sleep with pigs and wake up with mud on your face.”

How to Add New Emoticons to WordPress 2.2

I wanted to add my own emoticons to this blog so I did some digging. After reading the WordPress online documentation, and poking around myself, I figured out that the function called smilies_init() inside functions.php (located in the wp-includes subdirectory) ...

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Yashima Noodle Heaven

This noodle house called Yashima is in the “West Little Tokyo” area on Sawtelle and used to be called Mishima, which moved to Wilshire (then eventually closed that branch). If you like Udon or Soba, I highly recommend this place. ...

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My Love/Hate Relationship with HP

Let me start off by saying that I learned to program computers on an old HP mini computer. My first programmable calculator was an HP. My first laser printer was an HP. A good friend of mine from high school ...

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Vonage and Amazon Unbox + Tivo

How Things Work and Not Work. I hardly ever use my land line so to save money, I decided to switch to Vonage.  For those who have not seen their TV ads, it’s a company that provides VOIP (voice over ...

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Zune My Ass

According to slashdot, the new Microsoft Zune (supposed iPod killer) is not going to support “Plays For Sure.”  Playsforsure.com was Microsoft’s way of making music sites, MP3 players and Windows all compatible and they got Napster, Creative, AOL and others to ...

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IE 7 – Quick Review

Downloaded the new MS IE7 to check it out. Pros: Like Firefox, it has tabs on top for multiple windows inside one version of the app.  You can even get a “summary” type page with thumbnail views of all the ...

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Youtube Bought By Google

Now that Google bought Youtube for $1.6B, buying Myspace for just $500M+ seems like a bargain.  Some analysts are predicting that Myspace will be worth $15B in 3 years.  These numbers they talk about are so beyond my comprehension.  I have ...

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