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Married, moved, and getting it together.

January 2006 Twenty posts

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The Mirror Project | Joe Crawford | Joe in LeahPeah’s Glasses

The Mirror Project | Joe Crawford | Joe in LeahPeah's Glasses

Google in China, Filtered. The Explanation.

Google explains itself on China.

Google in China
Filtering our search results clearly compromises our mission. Failing to offer Google search at all to a fifth of the world’s population, however, does so far more severely. Whether our critics agree with our decision or not, due to the severe quality problems faced by users trying to access Google.com from within China, this is precisely the choice we believe we faced. By launching Google.cn and making a major ongoing investment in people and infrastructure within China, we intend to change that.

Things I Did Not Know, But Now Do.

Diabetics may soon get to inhale their insulin.

John Prine has a great song called “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore” via rc3.org: it has a great chorus:

But your flag decal won’t get you
Into Heaven any more.
They’re already overcrowded
From your dirty little war.
Now Jesus don’t like killin’
No matter what the reason’s for,
And your flag decal won’t get you
Into Heaven any more.

It looks like that’s from John Prine, originally released in 1971. And railing against stupid wars and flag decals is again, sadly, necessary.

And Donald Fagan has a new album coming out in March called Morph The Cat. Donald is half of Steely Dan. Duh!

San Diego Hardware is moving. via San Diego Blog via new writer over there JeSais.

Speaking of Truth

Dude, my wife has gallonfuls of it, where it’s revealed that, yes, I’m in her book, but at the end, where things are getting better.

But strictly speaking, I don’t know anyone in the world more dedicated to the truth and living an authentic life than my wife Leah.

She asked if it was cool for her to reveal that aspect of the book (that I’m the “Jac” at the end”) and I feel like, no problem at all. When I see all the truth she’s revealed to the world I’m amazed and astonished.

That much truth is something to shoot for.

3-D Class at Moorpark College

Model for 3D in progress

…bearing fruit in the form of a pseudo-lego model. My first 3-D model. Done in Maxon’s Cinema 4D.

“My advice to * is”

So I was reading Oso’s latest entry: Advice to Oso From The World, well, actually, I saw the headline in my gmail “web snippets” – the low budget RSS reader build into gmail and I presumed I knew what it would be about, thinking it would be one of those web services things where you can query google for “my advice to oso” and get all kinds of wacky results. Well, instead he disappointed that presumption and was all sort of obliquely self-examinationy, something I myself have not done, at least no publicly for a while. I commend Oso for trying to get at that core thing. Trying to get to that core self-understanding and reflection that is REALLY REALLY HARD WORK.

Kudos, Oso.


So I did the google query for “my advice to Joe” and got all kinds of interesting results. Funny, odd. And since Oso is not really a common appellation for people, well, I also did “David” — for you Oso. Since I thought that was what your post was gonna be. So here’s google’s web’s world’s advice to Oso:

  • “my advice to David is to make sure the company‚Äôs brand is properly aligned with its product set and sales strategy. ..”
  • “My advice to David is to take the advice I got ie to ask for opinions of mouthpieces to try rather than mouthpieces to buy. “
  • “My advice to David is that he needs to make more Black friends. “
  • “My advice to David is to minimize his losses.”
  • “My advice to David is, DON’T DO IT! “
  • “My advice to David is that he’s giving The wrong advice,”
  • “my advice To David is predicated on the principle that you suggested: the Institute for Writing Center Revival is actually located In a …”
  • “My advice to David is to KEEP IT UP. …”
  • “my advice to David is keep thefansforum independant, that is The wishes of The Members.”

And here is the advice to me:

  • “My advice to Joe is that he shouldn’t wait for Al Gore to make a decision. …”
  • “My advice to Joe is my advice to everyone: Measure now, and measure often! “
  • “My advice to Joe is to grow up and quit being such a whiny butt.”
  • “My advice to Joe is that if he can’t handle the ads for Tripping the Rift (which are aimed at adults and are probably more suitable after 9 pm, …”
  • “My advice to Joe is to not even talk about the book at all,”
  • “My advice to Joe is, things can change,”
  • “My advice to Joe is to just chill a bit.”
  • “My advice to Joe is to forget it. that lens is not worth The cost and effort.”
  • “My advice to Joe is keep his eye on The Three: IBM, Sun, and 3Com.”
  • “My advice to Joe is, things can change,”
  • “my advice to Joe is simple : to avoid further deceptions, make it clear what is offered for the price. or you will keep having negative REVIEWS and comments”
  • “My advice to joe is to learn about your sons choices as best you can and also to support him.”
  • “my advice to Joe Is to eat Sh*t loads of paella on his way to portugal and he”ll be a hero”
  • “my advice to Joe is – don’t.”
  • “my advice to joe is to get rid of Norton AV (and all other Norton 2002 or later products) As soon As possible.”

Me @ Blogger Thing

Me @ Blogger Thing

Are you a Respiratory Therapist? Do you blog?

Get over to Rhonchi.com now!

Upgrades to Other Blogs

As part of my work with WordPress I upgraded a few other blogs without hitches: Websandiego.org and San Diego Blog most notably, but also Leah‘s too.

With each revision I grow more impressed with WordPress as a platform. It’s matured considerably since I started using the original b2 with San Diego Blog back in May 2003 and Leah back in October 2002.

Fun fun fun!

One World Cafe, SLC

Leah and I ate at One World Cafe (( 41 S. 300 East; Salt Lake City, Utah 84103)) in Salt Lake City with Alison and her boyfriend last month. It was great! Read about it here: In a World of Its Own:

Salt Lake City’s One World Cafe breaks two of the most fundamental rules of the restaurant business.First, there are no menus. Diners at the restaurant, 41 S. 300 East, eat whatever sparks the culinary imagination of owner and chef Denise Cerreta.

Most days she offers soup, one or two salads, quiche, a main entree and a dessert, all of which were inspired by the fresh, organic produce and meats she buys that day.

Customers can fill their plates with as much, or as little, as they want and — here is the second business breach — pay what they feel their meal is worth. In place of a cash register, Cerreta has a brown basket where patrons place their money.

I love the unconventional approach, that seems to be working great. If you don’t have enough money to pay you can work in the kitchen. I think an hour’s work gets you a meal. What an amazing and revolutionary idea.

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