Link Roundup 2013-03-22

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I missed last week. Not because there wasn’t anything interesting. I just got busy with some work for my clients.  Apparently, this week hasn’t been much different. As it were: Be Happier: 10 Things to Stop Doing Right Now Bridge  Why Ruby?  

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Link Roundup 2013-03-08

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You waste a lot of time at work. Asylum Suitcases, Found And Photographed Call Me A Hole Walmart Viral Map Security Code Review Techniques: Cross-Site Scripting Edition Wealth Inequality in America  Announcing release of ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Update   Fate doesn’t hang, on a wrong or right choice Fortune depends, on the tone of your voice So sing while you have time, let the sun shine down from above And fill you with…

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It’s a gonner

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Another year has gone by. The past 8 months has been fast. The 4 before that….not so much. The escape from a hellish disorganization known as the Palm Beach County CVB was a great success and has not been missed at all. All in all it was a huge learning experience. Learning how to distinguish between truth and honesty and lies and hate is a skill I hope to have polished to the point where…

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Morikami Museum Bon Festival 2008

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This weekend included a trip down to Delray Beach for the annual Bon Festival at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens. A group of us headed down for the event a little after six to check out the vendors, food and of course the lighting of the lanterns. From the Morikami’s website: “Inspired by Obon, Japan’s traditional three-day holiday honoring ancestors and thanking them for the quality of life enjoyed by the living, The Morikami…

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Royal Palm Beach Butterfly Garden

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This weekend was the start of “Operation Royal Palm Beach Butterfly Garden” out behind the house. I had an area beside the back patio which wasn’t much except an area for weeds to get a foot hold and the lawn guy to dig up turning around. After realizing how many butterflies were already flying around the bamboo out back (mainly because of all the passion vine around both my yard and my neighbors), I decided…

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Road Trip – Sunshine State Games

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Six hours on the road to and from West Palm Beach/Lakeland and nine hours sitting on gym bleachers with little tae kwon do demons hopping up and down makes for a long day. Is it worth it just to watch two of your classmates/students compete for 5 minutes in forms and under 10 minutes worth of sparring? Yes. Mr. Voils and I hit the road around 5:30 a.m. for the three hour drive up to…

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Combat Hapkido Seminar – Wellington, Florida

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Grandmaster John Pellegrini from the International Combat Hapkido Federation (ICHF) is coming to Palm Beach Combat Hapkido in Wellington, Florida on Saturday, October 25, 2008 for an all day seminar in Combat Hapkido. This is a rare and special opportunity to be taught and trained by Grandmaster Pellegrini. If you are involved in any aspect of the martial arts, this is a good chance to pick up on some new skills and techniques. For more…

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Wakodahatchee Wetlands

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Every now and then I’m pleasantly surprised to find something of interest and even value in Palm Beach County. The other day I headed out to walk around the Hatsume festival at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach. The festival was good as usual but I decided to duck out before a bad storm came through. The wind was already starting to pick up so I did a quick lap around the…

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war and apathy

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I started watching the full set of Ken Burns’ “The War” documentary on DVD this weekend. I’ve seen bits and pieces but wanted to watch it in a complete sequence. Watching this set of DVDs is a mixed bag of emotions. On the one hand, this is a movie right? This is just like watching Eastern Promises, 3:10 to Yuma or some other action flick, right? This stuff doesn’t go on in real life… Then…

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blurred vision

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Hanging around a few hundred feet up above Palm Beach County, Florida probably isn’t a job requirement for most web guys, but a chance to get out from behind a screen for a day and flex some atrophied photo muscles isn’t always bad thing. Unless the copter goes down hard. Palm Beach County for the most part isn’t particularly pretty or interesting to look at from the air. The big exceptions being the coast and…

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