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It was never about the guys

Jonathon juxtaposed two quotes within a posting – a serious one from a woman questioning whether she would ever meet the man of her (overly perfect) dreams; and a rather humorous exchange between guys on IRC. In response to a comment attached to the posting, Jonathon also stated: An alternative reading of the (ironically) juxtaposed […]

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Government

The Pledge

I was extremely pleased and surprised to hear that an appellate court has ruled that reciting the Oath of Allegiance is unconstitutional because of the phrase “…under God”. Not everyone believes in a God, nor do all religions support the concept of taking an oath. In both cases, the daily oath makes kids who don’t […]

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Just Shelley

City of Salt

I stepped out for a look around earlier today, getting fairly well drenched in a summer rain storm. Afterwards, I felt like I was in a sauna and finally had to come back to the hotel to cool off. Adapting to the heat and humidity will take me a little time after the relatively cool, […]

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Just Shelley

Pardon me—whose unwanted baggage am I tripping over?

The storm had cleared and with it took much of the humidity. The temperature was still warm, but manageable. Best of all a gentle breeze was blowing down off the mountains. I went walking around Temple Square, drifting in and around wedding parties, tourists, and Mormon Sisters who were helping folks. I walked by one […]

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Technology

A day in the life of a technical architect

Client: When can you tell me what you think of the software? Me: When do you need the evaluation? Client: Tomorrow. Me: Tomorrow? Client: Yes, we’re meeting with our clients tomorrow. -sigh- Me: Well, what’s the potential user load for the software Client: Half a million customers -pause- Me: At once? Client: Yes. What do […]