Trying to Get Ahead

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It’s bulk trash week on our block, and I’m not sure if the city skipped us last time, or if every single household on our street took it upon themselves to keep “spring cleaning” in the common man’s vernacular. There are trash bags all over the place; it’s a feast for loose pets and strays. …

Animal Guardians of America: Follow-Up

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Vanessa finally received response from the Animal Guardians of America. And she shared the feedback that she received. And now I’m even more pissed at how foolishly this organization handled this situation. So what’s the take-away here? I think that this is a missed opportunity for a successful dog adoption. And the snobbery and oversight …

Open Letter to Animal Guardians of America

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Dear Animal Guardians of America, My neighbor tells me that someone at your organization was supposed to drop by with a dog for adoption… but that this foster caregiver didn’t even stop to get out of their car, stating that the house (and the neighborhood) wasn’t nice enough. Really? REALLY? That seems like a crazy …

Dallas Flea

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I ran in to some audio problems while using my Canon 7D and Rode Videomic. I’m not sure if the mic connection jiggled loose, or if the camera “forgot” that the mic was attached while switching back and forth from photo to video mode. Nevertheless, here’s some hacked together footage of the few shots that …

Trackback Test Post

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I just changed trackback settings today on the Siemens PLM Software blog. I hope they work. Also, Chris Kelley put up a good post about the future of social media. Chris says, “What I am left wondering though is do we really have to wait until 2011 until we get to developers and users partying …