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Friday, August 10, 2007


I have been noticing a change in CoComment behavior on TypePad blogs. It requires two transmissions to "take" similar to what has been happening on the Blogger blogs. I don't know enough about what could be happening. I do see the experience I get when trying to use it to track my own comments. Is this a trend or a natural consequence of a change that CoComment hasn't yet caught up to? Time will tell.

Dwayne Melancon has a good posting over at Joyful Jubilant Learning about getting involved in blog fighting. I had to add my 2 cents and was even more pleased to see how appropriate the captcha challenge was

nuf said!

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Franklin: MBTA Station

Franklin: MBTA Station
Originally uploaded by shersteve
As noted, Franklin's downtown train station is getting fixed up. A new coating of asphalt sealing was applied recently.

Now when they come back to paint the yellow caution line, will some one take the weeds away or will they paint over the weeds?

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NERevs_Fan fever

NERevs_Fan fever
Originally uploaded by shersteve
The New England Revolution played the Harrisburg City Islanders in a US Open Cup game last night at Gillette Stadium.

It was a good soccer night as the Revs won 2-1.

There were only about 2000 folks in attendance but lead by a re-located "fort" section, the cheering was inspirational.

Many of the cheers are not fit for re-printing in a family publication but they are very creative. Yes, use your imagination!

One sentence did go something like: "if he doesn't play for us, don't buy his shirt". A reference to the Beckham phenomenon sweeping the US.

Do you have a group of cheer leaders?

What do you feed them so that they keep going?

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Monday: one of those days

Not sure why, but woke more tired than usual for a Monday morning. Drove to another site for work instead of the normal train ride to Boston. The morning passed well but slowly although in retrospect, lunch did arrive sooner than "normal".

Got to get to have some fun during the afternoon as the group gathered at Kimball Farms in Westford. We were scheduled to play some miniature golf and take a splash with the bumper boats. Alas, the weather decided to intervene and thunder/lightning cut short the mini golf game on the third hole and nix'd the bumper boats. The sundae treat was supersized and served as my main course for dinner although only mid-afternoon.

As a slight headache grew as I drove home, I knew I needed to iron some shirts. The long sleeve dress shirts I splurge and have the cleaners do. The short sleeve casual shirts I iron myself. Set up the ironing board, filled the iron, put on some tunes on the laptop and began to iron.

As the pile of shirts to be done diminished, the wrinkles slowly disappearing under the steam, the headache also began to dissolve.

A rhythm developed. Ensure the shirt was outside out. Start on the right front side, work my way across the front and then around the back until I was back to the front. Finish with the sleeves and collar. Fold on the good stack and reach for the next one.

Tunes float by.

The good pile grows.
The work pile shrinks.

Ahead of the game now, that is, more than enough shirts for tomorrow and the rest of the week, and beyond. I can relax.

Time for bed!

Sleep well all.

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PodCamp Boston 2 - October 26-28, 2007

PodCamp Boston 2
is rapidly approaching. We are into August and October 26-28 feels like it is just around the corner.

It was a great event last year and I expect this year to be even more so.

There are already 290 registered for this event.

Are you in New England? You should consider participating!

Even if you are outside the Boston metro area, this should be a good excuse to get here and participate!

The PodCamp website with additional info can be found here:

Register here:

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Blog Day 2007 - 8/31/07

What is BlogDay?

Blog Day 2007

BlogDay was created with the belief that bloggers should have one day dedicated to getting to know other bloggers from other countries and areas of interest. On that day Bloggers will recommend other blogs to their blog visitors.
With the goal in mind, on this day every blogger will post a recommendation of 5 new blogs. This way, all blog readers will find themselves leaping around and discovering new, previously unknown blogs.

If you want to check out a new blog each day (why wait for once a year to do five), you can follow the Hitchhiker Team and their discoveries.

Check out the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Blogosphere!

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Boston Media Makers: Steve Garfield explains

The stars finally alinged my schedule to allow me to participate in the Boston Media Makers monthly meeting today.

Steve Garfield, Halley Suitt, Scott Fitchet, Frank Wing, John Herman, Steve Albanese, Brian Alves, and John Coyne joined in a good discussion on new media.

There is more to come from this session. Stay tuned.

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Excellent beauty

"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion." — Francis Bacon

This quote appeared today when I used fd's Flickr Toys to create the mosaic picture posted here.

Each time you create a mosaic, they pop up a new quote, most of them (like this one) rather appropriate for the picture you are putting together.

Have you explored fd's Flickr Toys?

There are lots of good things to do with your photos.

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Franklin: stone wall

Franklin: stone wall
Originally uploaded by shersteve

There is beauty in a stone wall
The time and effort to put it together
Result in an integration of pieces
To stand the test of time and weather

Have you integrated your pieces?

An updated photo with a sign for the creator has been posted here.

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Boston Harbor sails

Boston Harbor sails
Originally uploaded by shersteve
There is something about seeing a vessel under sail power that gets to me. It is an impressive sight.

The captain needs to master so much. The tides, the harbor, the crew, and the elusive wind.

The wind is not something you see and experience directly, unless it is really being powerful. No, you need to be aware of the subtle sign. The ripples on the surface. The flight of the birds.

Could you sail?

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Thursday, August 02, 2007

Wired for Podcast

Originally uploaded by shersteve
I am ready for a Passionate Runner recording session down at the Franklin High School track.

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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

LowellFolk: peeking through the umbrellas

A little rain did not stop the performances (or the enjoyment of them) during the Lowell Folk Festival this past weekend.

Eileen Ivers and her group Immigrant Soul, pictured here, in a peek through the umbrellas continued to play.

The crowd was prepared with rain gear, umbrellas.

Are you prepared for today?

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