Monthly Archives: March 2007

I found the Foundry

Growing up a plumbers son, you pick up some strange habits.  One of them was always taking notice of the manufacturer of any plumbing related product you encounter in your daily life.  (ah, the comfort of the Sloan Royal Flush… … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day 2007

Last night we loaded into the limo and headed down to Navy Pier with the neighbors and friends to celebrate at the Young Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago’s annual Forever Green gala. It’s a little difficult to make out in … Continue reading

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Support charities while using Windows Live Messenger

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Break it to learn how to make it work

Yesterday I took a moment to observe myself learning. What I was doing was really quite simple, but it was very effective. I was making changes to some configuration settings on a piece of software, theorizing in advance how that … Continue reading

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SOA Overload

This looks like it is from Tibco… pretty funny I thought: http://weblog.infoworld.com/realworldsoa/archives/2007/03/funny_soa_video.html

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Talking about My Live Search Maps collection

So, as I just mentioned in a previous post, I’m a fan of the buildings of Chicago.  I’m also a fan of mapping tools like http://maps.live.com I managed to combine these two interests by creating a "collection" of push pins that you … Continue reading

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Hustle Up the Hancock

I’ve lived in Chicago all of my life, and one of the things I love about it are the buildings. One of the best is the John Hancock. Modern yet timeless and so distinctive. For the last two years I’ve … Continue reading

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