Category : Self

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Spam Trap Wisdom

I get a bunch of spam comments on my blogs. They either get filtered out by the spam filter (!) or stuck in my dark and somewhat dank “pending approval” queue from which they never return. It’s bots that leave them. They’re trying to mess with search algorithms by littering the blogosphere with their URLs.

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Bye, Dave

I always feared this day would come. Edgar’s Double, 1995 That’s not just 50 seconds of baseball radio announcing, that’s vindication for everyone who lived in the Northwest from 1977 to 1994 and followed the local baseball team despite its historic ineptitude. Dave Niehaus was the man who made people think that following a bunch

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My Life, 1998-2010, As Seen through My Amazon Purchases

More show, less tell: 1998 The Mac Is Not a Typewriter, Robin Williams Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis Ball Four, Jim Bouton 1999 Stats Minor League Handbook 2000, Bill James Stats Major League Handbook 2000, Bill James Best American Short Stories 1999, Amy Tan (ed.) A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. LeGuin Scream, Dracula, Scream, Rocket

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Pittsburgh, Four Months In

Bullet points foster understanding. Regarding Pittsburgh: This place is very unpretentious. There are weird bubbles here, though. People who live around campus have no idea what life is like here in blue-collar caucasianville. It usually rains for about 15 minutes a day here. It rains very hard for those 15 minutes. It’s also sunny for

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