>family is worth everything

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I've decided George's foolishness is not even worth it. Especially when one takes in to consideration that my money is better spent visiting my brother and making sure my family has a great Christmas. George will pay for his own behavior sooner or later. In the meantime I'm focusing on what's important - my family. Without them I don't know where I'd be right now. I know one thing for sure though - I certainly wouldn't be anywhere near as happy as I am now. You have no idea how much that means to me, especially considering I had a rather dysfunctional childhood. I figured that I would never know what it's like to have a good family because of that. What's funny is that's exactly why we have such a good family - we have both learned from our pasts and work to keep from making the same mistakes that we've seen others and ourselves make. That's not to say everything is perfect but it's a lot better than anything I've ever known. That goodness is reflected in Brennan, who people constantly say is the happiest baby they've seen in a long time (some have said he's the happiest baby they've ever seen).

I wish everyone could know what it's like to have a family like this. I think the world would be a much better place if they did.

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>Shining On

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8oM_-K9rXY&hl=en&fs=1]

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>My baby bumped his head!... Now what?

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It was an accident. You accidentally bumped your baby's head, he or she did it themself, or something happened. Now you are in a panic. Along with feelings of guilt, you do not know if this is an actual emergency or not.
First of all, do not feel guilty. These kind of things happen to even the best of parents, and there is nothing any one can do to stop them. Babies are a lot tougher than you think. They are pretty well made to handle accidents.

AC

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>the lessons of high school

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n505381229_1561436_5721We all are weirdos in some way. Some people are especially good at hiding it and like to lord it over others. Some people are especially good at exaggerating it and like to lord it over others. Some people just don't care. They act like themselves and they could care less what others think.

Back in high school, I was one of those people that liked to exaggerate it and freak others out just for the kicks. Now, I just act like myself. I've noticed there are people that still think that things are like high school with your cliques and social awkwardness and little games. These people usually aren't too successful with their lives or their social interactions because people perceive them as being immature.

No one is perfect. Most of us realize that now. Most of us also realize that we need each other and that people make mistakes. To not make these realizations is detrimental to your very mental and emotional well being.

One of the best ways to judge a person's character is to determine how they classify themselves. Usually anything beyond "I'm unique, we all are" means you're bound to run in to some skewed perceptions of their self and/or the world around them.

May we all come to realize that we are nothing more and nothing less than humans living on a big planet we know next to nothing about.

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>finals & hungry little monsters

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Finals are coming up and I am, of course, freaked out. I don't know why I always freak... I'm always fine on my grades... but for some reason I always go through a "duh..." period during which every thing I've learned over the semester flies right out the window. It sucks.

Brennan would probably eat every thing, including the table, if he could right now. I've never in my life seen such a hungry person. He proportionately ate more than me on Thanksgiving, lol.

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>happy turkey day

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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>I feel loved... from my little brother

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I love u because it comes so easy. I know u because we've got the same blood coursing through out veins and at the same time we are the same just different aspects of change we remain claiming in support of individuality.
I love u because u are me, just a different shade shape and gender.
U love u little sister.

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>I never really trusted

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It just occurred to me why George refusing to give me my stuff back never really upset me - I mean I just calmly went about finding a lawyer. I never really trusted him to begin with, and I never believed he was going to give me my stuff back anyways. There were no surprises - I knew as soon as he started giving me a hard time about it when we broke up that chances were he would do something like this. Actually I knew before then - he's never really shown himself to be a fair or trustworthy person. I just hope his new girlfriend learns from this and keeps an eye on her stuff if they ever break up. She probably won't - I didn't - but hey, it's worth offering a prayer over.

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>I feel lucky

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David makes me feel loved like no other. It's rare that you find a man that will love, defend, honor, forgive, and cherish you for who you are. Most of them just want to screw you over for their own gains.

Every good guy needs to know he makes his woman happy. David, this is for you.

I asked you to just take a screenshot if what Shannon said was true, and you decided to defend me. What a contrast to what I've known in the past! For example, one Spring Break I got felt up by a guy uninvitedly and my boyfriend at the time decided not to defend me because he was worried about getting in to a fight. -_-; With you all it takes is someone saying crap about me and you're ready to defend me, though. It's nice to have someone ready to defend me like I do them. What a breath of fresh air. I love you.

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>avoiding the use of a diaper pail

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Many parents place a lot of importance on what kind of diaper pail they select. Forums are filled with pregnant women asking which diaper pail they should get. Often parents are not satisfied with diaper pails - they stink, they are expensive and they are complicated. What they do not often realize though is that a diaper pail is a rather expensive solution to a simple problem that can be taken care of inexpensively. Diaper pails tend to just be fancy trash cans - no more, no less. So how do you get away without spending money on a diaper pail and without stinking up your house or emptying your wallet? Here's how.

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>setting up a godaddy domain for blogger

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I ran in to some difficulty the other day when attempting to set up my GoDaddy domain for Blogger. The instructions on the Blogger website will not allow you to set up your domain for Blogger but a subdomain. This of course is frustrating for those of us that would like to use our actual domain for Blogger.

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>energizer says microsoft is swell

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SAN FRANCISCO--One might think that as a CIO, it would be tough to have someone else running all of your desktops and many of your servers.

Not so, says Randy Benz, CIO of Energizer. For more than three years, Energizer has handed off much of those duties to Microsoft. And he'd be fine with Microsoft running just about everything, save perhaps for the company'siconic battery-powered bunny.

Cnet

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>gmail vunerability allows attackers to forward email

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A Gmail security vulnerability may allow an attacker to set up filters on users' e-mail accounts without their knowledge, according to a proof of concept posted Sunday at GeekCondition.com.

In his post, Brandon writes that the vulnerability has caused some people to lose their domain names registered through GoDaddy.com.

Cnet

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>I quit

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I quit the Abilify last night too. It was making me zombie walk. Monday I'm trying once again to get in contact with the doc to have the dosages adjusted. Until then though I'll be unmedicated as I am way too miserable on this stuff to function.

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>blood not truth

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Some people only care about blood and not truth. All you get in return for caring about blood is your own blood, while if you care about truth you get your own truth. It is as simple as that. There are a lot of confused and bloody people in the world today.

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>booga is having fun with his first winter

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>feeling better

>I'm feeling much better now that the Prozac has mostly worked its way out of my system. I can sit down at least, lol. I'm still taking Abilify and I have been very pleased with it. It balances me out with minimal side effects.

I'm not feeling very creative, though. I don't know if it's me or the Abilify but I seem to have no imagination any more.

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>girl kills herself over "boy" on Myspace

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LOS ANGELES--Slumping forward miserably in the witness box, in barely audible tones, a young woman told a federal jury here on Thursday that she had posed as a teenage boy in a series of e-mail messages to a 13-year-old girl that ended in the girl's expressing suicidal thoughts and hanging herself.

"You're the kind of boy a girl would kill herself over," the woman, Ashley Grills, said the 13-year-old girl, Megan Meier, wrote before taking her own life.

Cnet

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>cutting a chelsea

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The day I decided I wanted to get a Chelsea (also called a French or Fringe cut) I immediately went online to see if I could find instructions on how to do it. I was sadly disappointed - to this day I have not been able to find instructions on how to cut a Chelsea. Since you're taking a pair of hair clippers to your hair, I would think that a simple how to would be helpful in preventing any hard to fix mistakes.

AC

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>treating and preventing diaper rash

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Diaper rash can be a hard enemy for a new parent to fight. There are so many options out there that it is easy to become confused and not know what to try next. There are old wive's tales, misinformation, out of date information, and the few gems of truth hidden in between. Here is a quick run down of methods you can use to treat and prevent your baby's diaper rash.

AC

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>scribbles

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I'm left amazed and slightly amused that an almost 28 year old male would waste his time talking crap about me on his blog rather than actually talking to me. How... middle school. You could at least act like a high schooler and say it to my face.

I quit the Prozac yesterday and I'm feeling a lot better. It was just making me way too jittery.

My girl Sara and I made up yesterday. All that forgiveness talk reminded me I needed to forgive her because we all have our bad days.

She said something really interesting. If you ever talk to her again, she figures you didn't mean what you said. If you don't talk to her again, she figures you did mean it. That's an interesting perspective.

After all that eloquent speech about being an artist, I can't think of anything artistic to write!

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>meds ugh

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I wish this stuff would stop making me so freaking manic. I'm starting to think I'm better off without it than with it.

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>more thoughts

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So I keep thinking about what I told Jim, and none of it was really out of line except for the fact it was old news. For some reason it really got under his skin, though, even though at the time of writing it I didn't want it to and still don't want it to. I was crying when I wrote it - I was angry at the world and needed to let him know that he was one of the people in it that had ruined me. But of course he sees not his actions but the actions of others instead, and now he's angry at me over it. Ce la vie. The only person I'm fighting for now is Brennan, since he has decided Brennan doesn't deserve the family heirlooms I was going to pass down to him.

I think I know why it got under his skin, but I don't think I will reveal that here. That's most definitely personal.

It's sad though that his best friend and his girlfriend both seem more reasonable than he is, though. And he may not realize it yet but his actions with me will more than likely affect his relationship with her later on down the road when she starts connecting the dots and realizing that all his exes were not crazy whores like he claims. Our stories all match even though we don't even know each other. One compared him to a yo yo, the other said he forced her in to having sex and then dumped her when she thought she might be pregnant. Every single one of us claim he has issues, and you know what? I don't know about most people but I don't have that problem with my exes. I'm still on good terms with most of them. I just worry that a little five year old is getting mixed up in this mess now and that scares me. When you become a mother to one child you become a mother to them all. My prayers go out to her more than anyone else.

Anyways, it's interesting how people reveal more of themselves than they think they are. It's like it's part of the human condition.

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>artist silenced

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I stopped when he started giving me problems about it, not David but someone I will call Jim. Jim felt put on the spot whenever I wrote about any of our problems, never mind the fact the only people that paid any attention were my friends. It slowly became don't tell your friends either. Don't tell your family. Especially don't tell anyone I know. I guess I grew used to it over the years, using a guise of technology just to keep writing. I have no reason for it any more. We're not together any more and my husband does not care what I write about him so long as he knows I love him and I am not going to leave him. The perfect hubby for someone that's bipolar as I am strangely finding out from my friends on About's bipolar chat.

I wish to be freed by my words. I wish to expand my thoughts by my words. I am an artist. I must express myself somehow - that's what it means to be an artist.

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>thoughts

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I remember there was a time when I used to pour my heart out on my blog. Some times I miss those days, and I know others that miss them as well.

I don't know why I don't do it any more. I want to say it's because I've gotten older or don't want to but those would be lies.

I fear people. Not David or Brennan or the rest of my family, but others outside of my family circle that just wouldn't understand, that would make things out to be a big deal even though I didn't use their name. I don't know why I fear that - they haven't proven themselves worth the fear - but for some reason I do.

I know why. Because I don't want to hurt them. I don't want to do anything that may compromise my moral values.

My morals are changing, though. I'm starting to realize not everyone else is right, and I'm not always right either, and well, that's life. You have to expect these things or you're not living. And just because I make a mistake doesn't mean I'm flushing my morals down the toilet, either. It's a mistake for a reason - so I can learn, either from the mistake itself or from the experiences to follow.

It's an interesting thought.

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>Forgiveness

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Forgiveness is an important virtue that I don't think many of us have enough of now days. We have plenty of blame but never enough forgiveness to cover all the blaming we do. This results in massive amounts of drama and unhappiness when all parties involved could just forgive and move on.

Forgiveness is an important virtue especially to those of us with bipolar disorder, or any other emotional/mental disorder. We know what it's like to be in a constantly drunken state, constantly making mistakes we wouldn't normally make had we not been "under the influence".

Because of this we can be some of the most forgiving people on earth. But also because others do not show that same spirit we can be some of the most ruthless people on earth.

One thing is for sure, though - we know how to apologize and we know how to forgive. We want peace in our lives and the lives of others. The proof is in the communities, which are the friendliest, most tolerant places you could ever visit. I remember being amazed at how warm and welcoming they were towards me when I first appeared. I remember being amazed at their tolerance as well. I've seen full fledged bash fests get settled with hugs... and you don't see that online too often.

I do my best. You do your best. We all do. I have never understood why we have such problems just trusting in that. It seems so simple. Yes, we make mistakes, and we think the other person is bad for one reason or another, but then we apologize and forgive. That's what separates us from animals and causes us to become divine.

I forgive. I may set up a fuss, but I do forgive, and even apologize for the fuss.

Most people don't.

I think that's the main reason why we have such a happy family. We apologize, we forgive, we forget, we trust. People get jealous but they don't want to take a look and see what's there, why we have what they're missing. I hope Brennan picks up on it if nothing else. He's not a very forgiving little tyke right now (chuckles).

If you want forgiveness, forgive. It's that simple.

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>Concerns over Google privacy

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Google's recent announcement that it may have found a way to predict U.S. flu trends has led to the inevitable expressions of concern from some privacy groups.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center and Patient Privacy Rights sent a letter this week to Google CEO Eric Schmidt saying if the records are "disclosed and linked to a particular user, there could be adverse consequences for education, employment, insurance, and even travel." It asks for more disclosure about how Google Flu Trends protects privacy.

In reality, Google is releasing precisely zero personally identifiable information about its users.

Cnet

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>How to fold cloth diapers

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This is a great little site I found on how to fold cloth diapers in various styles. Best instructions I've seen in a while.

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>Nope

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There is no news today. I'm taking a break.

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>Get your mac while it's hot

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With Black Friday sale information from rival PC vendors beginning to leak online, experts at Barclays Capital say they expect Apple to counter the promotions with a more aggressive than usual one-day sale, offering deep discounts on a number of Mac models.

AppleInsider

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>Microsoft tries to bribe Nigeria out of using Linux

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Microsoft has denied paying a Nigerian contractor US$400,000 in a bid to battle Linux's movement into the government sector.

Media reports alleged that Microsoft had proposed paying the sum to a government contractor under a joint marketing agreement last year in order to persuade the contractor to replace Linux OS with Windows OS on thousands of school laptops.

Computer World

The story basically goes like this: Microsoft offered, but the client turned them down because they had their heart set on Linux.

Doesn't sound like they got the story too wrong to me.

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>Even Saddam is a fan!

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>New Congress means new technological changes

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Presidential elections may capture the public's attention, as Barack Obama's victory did last week, but the less glamorous work in the U.S. Congress tends to prove more important for technology topics.

In general, much of today's current congressional leadership will continue unchanged into the next, albeit with some complications such as Obama's departure and some narrow Senate races including Minnesota's. Whatever the outcome, Democrats are likely to be newly emboldened and may be eager to approve legislation that stalled in the 110th Congress, including spyware regulations and a shield law that would protect some bloggers.

Cnet

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>Spam giant gets shut down

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Internet hosting site McColo disappeared on Tuesday. Along with it went thousands of pieces of spam, thanks, in part, to investigative work by Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs.

For about four months, security experts have been collecting data about McColo Corp., a San Jose, Calif.-based Web hosting service that may have been used by by the cyber underground, according to the The Washington Post. Krebs said that the McColo hosting company had been responsible for up to 75 percent of all spam spent.

Security vendor MXLogic said it was seeing about a 50 percent decline in spam volume as a result on Wednesday.

Cnet

Yay!

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>Spaces, Live Messenger, and Hotmail get closer to each other

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Microsoft is announcing a series of changes to its Windows Live services aimed to give more of a social-networking flavor to the company's communications services.

With the update, Spaces, Windows Live Hotmail, and Windows Live Messenger will get deeper ties with one another. While stressing that it is not trying to create a new social-networking site, Microsoft is nonetheless adopting concepts like news feeds and profiles that have made such services so popular.

Cnet

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>Cutting a Chelsea

>

The day I decided I wanted to get a Chelsea (also called a French or Fringe cut) I immediately went online to see if I could find instructions on how to do it. I was sadly disappointed - to this day I have not been able to find instructions on how to cut a Chelsea. Since you're taking a pair of hair clippers to your hair, I would think that a simple how to would be helpful in preventing any hard to fix mistakes

AC

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>Treating baby's diaper rash

>

Diaper rash can be a hard enemy for a new parent to fight. There are so many options out there that it is easy to become confused and not know what to try next. There are old wive's tales, misinformation, out of date information, and the few gems of truth hidden in between. Here is a quick run down of methods you can use to treat and prevent your baby's diaper rash.

AC

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>Teething tips for babies

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When my son was teething, he was a picky customer. We tried many of the common remedies with no effect. I later found out that this wasn't unusual - what helps one baby's sore gums may not work on another. While I eventually found what worked for my son, I am aware that many parents out there don't know how many options there really are when it comes to soothing a teething baby. While I don't profess to know all of them, I do know quite a few that I have seen work, either on my son or someone else's precious little one.

AC

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>Skin care in your twenties

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Once they have left the teenage years, many twenty year olds don't know what to do with their skin care regimen. Acne fighting products that used to work before now dry out their skin and many anti aging products may encourage breakouts and leave the skin feeling greasy. The twenties is a time that many spend confusedly jumping from one miracle product to another, sorely disappointed. Help is here.
Your newfound skin, as you have discovered, has a whole new set of requirements. You now need to moisturize it to prevent dry skin, exfoliate it to prevent dead skin and dirt build up, tone it to make pores smaller, and let's not forget the pressing issue of fine lines that will soon start to plague you. Unfortunately though there seems to be very little on the market to assist those in these years with their skin... until now.

AC

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>Sexist comments on Digg

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It's been one week since the country elected its first black president. All eyes are on America. Words like hope, change and forward thinking are being bandied about like never before. The US is a developed country right? Obama in office is proof of just how developed right? America can once again settle comfortably back into its undisputed position as world leader yes? After all, the nation sets an example for the rest of the world, particularly countries in which equal rights are not yet affirmed. Right?

Wrong. Racism may be off the map for now, but the US, just like everywhere else in the world has a long way to go. For one thing, the country is still rife with sexism.

Fast Company

Finally someone calls out the good ole boys on Digg. This woman posted an article on the most influential women to web 2.0 and found that the majority of commenters were sexist pigs. Bravo for writing an article about it. I admire you.

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>Windows 7, just another clone

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While many of those who have played around with the early version of Windows 7 have noted that it feels pretty zippy, especially for a pre-beta version, InfoWorld says early benchmarks show the software is just on par with its predecessor.

In an article on Monday, InfoWorld said that Windows 7 is a "virtual twin" of Vista when it comes to performance.

Cnet

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>AMD shows its muscles with new chip

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Advanced Micro Devices' new graphics chips are taking market share from Nvidia, a report issued Wednesday confirmed.

"AMD has by all accounts exceeded expectations with its Radeon HD 4000 series," according to report issued by market researcher Jon Peddie Research (JPR).

Cnet

I've personally witnessed the performance difference between Intel's and AMD's chips in my laptops, and I must say that the AMD chips have been winning out every time. Congrats, AMD... this just may make you a real contender to Intel on the laptop if not the desktop.

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>Batman vs. Superman

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>Internet party

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The Internet Party -- powered by Cracked.com

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>How to behave in a forum

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>The Matrix runs on Windows

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>Cheaper smart phones

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New technology from a company called Sandbridge Technologies could help keep smartphone prices in check as carriers begin to move toward 4G wireless networks.

On Monday, Sandbridge, based in Tarrytown, N.Y., plans to announce that its new baseband processor for cell phones, called the SB3500, is now shipping to cell phone manufacturers throughout the world. This new processor, which has been in the works for several years, differs from other chips used in cell phones because it's completely software-based and reprogrammable.

Cnet

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>i7 ready for order

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Though Intel isn't slated to launch the Core i7 processor until November 17, processors are ready for order at online retailers. The Core i7 represents the vanguard of Intel's new Nehalem microarchitecture.

Cnet

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>Netbooks with a new kind of chip

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Tiny Netbooks leave little physical space for any added components, while brutal price competition means it's just as hard financially to convince PC makers they need something extra.

Still, that's what Safi Qureshey, who co-founded PC maker AST Research almost three decades ago, is trying to do.

His start-up, Quartics, is pitching a chip that would augment the PC's main processor and graphics card with a programmable chip for handling things like Flash movies and video conferencing.

Cnet

What this guy is talking about has been talked about before - integrating graphics and processing in to one chip. No one's done it yet though and I hope this guy does, as this can quickly lead to laptops that are smaller and less power consuming.

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>Broadband is the answer

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Everybody's talking about tethering, which is the use of a cell phone to connect a laptop to the Internet. Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Palm phones have done it for years. Soon, iPhone and Android-based G1 phones will, too. But tethering is slow, awkward and lame. We have to do it for one reason only: AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and other carriers are greedy, and have no vision.

Computer World

Personally I prefer Bluetooth to tethering, but I understand this guy's point - there's an option that's faster than either that the companies just won't make in to a viable solution.

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>One sticker to rule them all

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After receiving endless flak for their silly tiered Vista Compatibility scheme, Microsoft has decided to issue a single "Windows 7 Capable" sticker for hardware that works with the new OS. That means no more "Windows Home Basic", "Windows Ready", "Certified for Windows" and "Windows Ready When You Are, Asshole" labels slapped on every piece of hardware in the computer aisle at Best Buy.

Gizmodo

It's about time.

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>Why spammers spam

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A new study details how spammers – the bane of our email inboxes – still make pots of money, despite only receiving a response to one in every 12,500,000 emails they spam out.

techradar.com

These guys ended up with about 28 sales a day, which is still enough to make a cushioned living off spamming, despite the low percentage of responses.

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>iPhone outsells RAZR

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According to a report from NPD, sales of cellphones have shifted in a manner which should shock and stun even a casual observer. Apparently for the first time in years, Motorola's ubiquitous RAZR has been overtaken in consumer sales... by the iPhone 3G.

Engadget

Yay... that means we're not too far off from getting free iPhones with our cell phone plans. ;)

Well, I can hope, can't I?

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>Circuit City files chapter 11.

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Struggling electronics chain Circuit City announced Monday that it has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Chapter 11 allows a company to hold off creditors while it attempts to restructure its finances. Circuit City said Monday that it has has negotiated a commitment for a $1.1 billion debtor-in-possession revolving credit facility to supplement its working capital.

Cnet

So we're not going to see the end of Circuit City quite yet. I do have a suggestion for them though to avoid these situations in the future - stop overpricing your electronics. If you haven't heard, our economy isn't too hot right now, and people can barely afford to pay regular priced items much less over priced ones.

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>Font conference.

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>What's wrong with this picture?

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A former prison inmate has been arrested and charged with hacking the facility's computer network, stealing personal details of more than 1,100 prison employees and making them available to fellow inmates.

Francis G. Janosko, 42, gained access to the names, addresses, dates of birth, social security numbers and telephone numbers of employees working for the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Massachusetts, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in US District Court in Boston. Using a thin client that was connected to a prison server, the prisoner was able to access an employee database by exploiting a bug in legal research software made available to inmates.

The Register

I bet some system administrator is searching for a new job now. What stupidity. Why am I being so harsh on the guy when it was a software bug that let the inmate in? Because the inmate couldn't have known about that bug without either looking for it or having prior knowledge of it. Which means the system administrator either did not look for bugs in the software prior to application or did not keep the software updated and/or did not keep up to date on new software exploits. If you really want to get technical about it, these inmates shouldn't have been connected to any server of any importance anyways. You don't know what kind of minds you're getting in a prison. They might be geniuses or they might be morons, but the fact remains that they are a huge, HUGE security risk.

My IT class is definitely going to hear about this one.

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>Forensic software detects workplace pornography.

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On Sunday, Orem, Utah-based forensic-software maker Paraben plans to introduce a unique piece of enterprise software developed to detect and analyze images on workplace networks and computers for suspect content. The system looks for a number of sophisticated parameters and grades images at three levels, based upon their correlation with criteria that have been programmed into the system.

Cnet

I can see this one going very wrong very quickly, and I seriously doubt anyone will bother to actually fix it, at least not any time in this century.

"You're being released for viewing inappropriate material at work."

"That was a picture of my son's first bath."

"Well this software reported otherwise. There's nothing else we can do."

WTF? "You're kidding me, you're not going to check it?"

"This software has been shown to have a very small margin of error. I seriously doubt that it made a mistake in this case."

No, you're just too lazy to go check, not to mention you don't care.

Please, please at least make sure it has a 99% accuracy before you start unleashing this software on businesses. Management tends to be lazy enough without your help. This just gives them a reason to be lazier. You might as well make sure that laziness is well founded.

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>Chrome won't allow me to delete layout content.

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I have to sign in to Firefox to delete anything from my blog's layout. It's absolutely ridiculous. Google, please fix this if you expect to get any form of customer loyalty when it comes to your products, especially your browser. Please, please give me a break - I have to resort to Firefox enough as it is while Chrome is in the beta stages. At least make it compatible with YOUR websites if no one else's.

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>my birthday

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My birthday went ok. Mom and David threw me a little birthday party with pizza, cheese cake, and movies. We all got a kick out of watching Brennan beg for food and drool on/lick my presents. Mom and David gave me a fragrance gift set and a box of chocolates, David gave me Sammy (early gift), and Booga gave me "sugar from heaven", lol.

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>smart playlists

>Music telepathy will never work unless they figure out the secrets of telepathy. That is to say that those "smart" playlists will never be smart enough. Our tastes in music change with our mood and our development. It's impossible to keep a smart playlist that keeps up with that based on the current model, which bases what it plays on your entire music history. Maybe one that clears every week would work a little better?

Just a thought.

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>HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

>

It's my birthday and I'll do what I want to
Fuck you it's my birthday.
A special holiday only for me, so do what I say,
it's my party, I'll make you cry if I want to...or leave.
Fuck you, it's not your birthday, so do what I say.
For 24 hours your wishing me well
364 days I'm in hell, Oh well.
Happy Birthday to me.
alone on my Birthday,
I'm going to Denny's 10 times today
No Tip! it's my birthday, so do what I say
Thanks mom didn't have an abortion,
Or my birthday wouldn't be today.
But I guess it's my good fortune,
my birthday's today. Okay.
For 24 hours your wishing me well
364 days I'm in hell, Oh well.
Happy Birthday to me.
Happy Birthday to me, Spank Me!
Oh well, Happy Birthday to me,
I can't believe you forgot my birthday
it's my birthday and you're wrecking it
now it's just like any other day
you didn't do what I say
How could you forget my birthday?
That's really immature
Fuck you for forgetting my birthday
you didn't do what I say
24 hours no wishing well
now 365 days I'm in Hell, Oh well.
Happy Birthday to me.

Happy Birthday to Me - The Vandals

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>This anti-porn video has an awful lot of porn in it...

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[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NidUG88wY4o&hl=en&fs=1]

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>It's working!

>

Well, I finally got Windows Live Writer to work with Blogger, and it's actually quite simple: just select custom domain instead of Sharepoint or Live Spaces. It makes things a lot easier - you only need to type in your URL and your username/password combination. So woot! for me, hehe.

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>My Pregnancy, Labor, and Post Partum Secrets

>
There are quite a few women that have been amazed at the fact that I had such a quick labor with minimal aftereffects and also got to go home the same day. I'm partially amazed at it myself, and also seriously respect the women that are able to deal with natural labors that are much longer than mine... mine only lasted 3 1/2 hours with 10 minutes spent pushing and it STILL felt like it took days to get my little guy out.

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>
There are quite a few women that have been amazed at the fact that I had such a quick labor with minimal aftereffects and also got to go home the same day. I'm partially amazed at it myself, and also seriously respect the women that are able to deal with natural labors that are much longer than mine... mine only lasted 3 1/2 hours with 10 minutes spent pushing and it STILL felt like it took days to get my little guy out.
AC

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>tomorrow is my b-day

>Tomorrow is my birthday. This time last year I was pregnant with Brennan. Now I get to celebrate my birthday with the little guy. And the best part is I get to drink on my birthday this time, lol. I don't mean getting slobbering drunk but a nice cold Guiness on your birthday is nice.

I have come such a long way from last year. This time last year I was working a job I absolutely hated, pregnant, and admittedly unsure of the future. Now I am sure the future looks good. I'm in school for what I really want to do, the little guy is finally out of me, I quit that sucky job, and I look forward to the future. We have the perfect family, and I am proud. I believe in us. I believe in myself.

I look back on my life and wonder what took me so long. Why did I allow myself to be led astray? Why did I doubt for even one minute that I was a wonderful person, or that certain people were jerks? 

Well, I've at least made ammends in some ways. I've quit talking to the people that would only like to see me as miserable and unhappy as they are, and I keep myself open to new, real friends. I'm on the medication I knew I should have been on for years. I tell David every day how much I love and appreciate him, because he is true to me. I forgive him also, because I know I will never find a better man, or a better friend. And, well, Booga... I love him, appreciate him, and forgive him regardless. He is the sun in my sky.

I don't take back anything I have done or said. This is me. If you can't accept me, unmedicated or not, then you don't really have any business being around me. I'm doing my best and if you don't know that then you really don't know me at all.

I love all of you. Regardless of what you've done or said, I still love you. Well, except for a certain sociopath I had the misfortune of dating but I digress. I just can't be around you. You are the bane of my existance and being around you makes me perish, because the truth is you. do not. love. me.

I'm hungry. Time for dinner. Thanks for listening to yet another rant.

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>today's news

>It was revealed this week that the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and John McCain were hacked over the summer. Now, a report has surfaced that the White House has suffered multiple attacks in recent months as well.



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>I can't wait until Windows 7 comes out. So far it's looking like it's everything Vista should have been. Instead I find myself wrangling with the OS just to get what I want out of it. *sighs*

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>Brennan is a l337 h4x0r. :)

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>free penises?

>
Swedish health authorities have sparked controversy with their decision to supply free prosthetic penises that are not fully functional to transsexual men.

Ottar, a monthly magazine published by the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education, said the prosthetics will be available to women seeking to undergo a sex change operation starting Jan. 1, 2009, The Local reported Thursday.

The move was designed to promote equality due to the publicly funded wigs, breast implants and hair removal operations available for transsexual women.

UPI

I can't believe I just read that. Those crazy doggone Swedes.

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>today's news

>
In response, Ballmer said that open source is "interesting" and that Microsoft "may need to have a rendering service." He added that Apple has embraced Webkit and Microsoft "may look into it."


I wonder what a Microsoft browser with Webkit will be like.

Now this is for those of you that still think Tom owns Myspace...

Courtney Holt, MTV's chief of digital music, has told friends he will accept the job as MySpace Music's new CEO, according to a source close to Holt.


In order for there to be a CEO, there has to be a publicly owned company (e.g. Myspace). That means Tom has nothing to do with it.

You don't have to worry about paying for sex on Craigslist any more:

Craigslist will require anyone posting ads to the Web's site's "erotic services" section to submit a working phone number and credit card, the online classified publication said Thursday.


Of course now you do need to worry about the cops busting down your door while you're busy getting it on with a complete stranger.

Remember the kid that ran away because his dad took away his XBox?

The body of the 15-year-old, who had been missing since October 13, was found on Wednesday by deer hunters in a heavily wooded area about a mile or so away from where his bicycle was found two weeks earlier, according to police and press accounts.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday, but based on preliminary evidence, police do not suspect foul play, according to news reports.



I'm curious to see how people are going to tie strings on this one. They're already abuzz about gaming addiction. I want to know what kid did not at least thinking of running away once when their parents took a favorite toy away.

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>how to fix that irritating Blogger DNS issue

>Considering what a hard time I had fixing that DNS issue, and that it's a known bug, and that every guide out there screws up the instructions some where...

Here's how you fix the "another blog hosted at this address" error with Blogger.

Change your blog to a different domain, one that doesn't produce that error. Now go to Google Apps and open up an account if you don't have one already. Create a start page. Now change the url of that start page to the one you were having trouble with in Blogger. Make sure it's working, then change it back to the Google url. Now go back to Blogger and change the url to the one you were having trouble with.

Presto. Explained in one single, simple paragraph.

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>I present to you... Sammy!

>Isn't he cute? He attacked David's laundry in this picture, lol.

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>
YouTube will begin offering feature films produced by at least one of the biggest Hollywood movie studios possibly as early as next month, according to an executive with a major entertainment company.

Cnet

IBM's chief executive, Sam Palmisano, is proposing a technology-fueled economic recovery plan that calls for public and private investment in more efficient systems for utility grids, traffic management, food distribution, water conservation and health care.

Cnet


Let's hope some other companies follow suit. The world could really use some more kindness.

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>of St. Nick

>I've been prepping the house for Christmas here lately. While doing it I've been thinking about how there isn't going to be a traditional Christmas for many families out there this year with the country's economic situation. We ourselves are barely managing to do it (we want a nice first Christmas for Brennan).

I believe that now is a time that we really need to remember what Christmas is all about, and that's giving. Santa Claus is our name for St. Nicolas, a man who dedicated his entire life to giving to the less fortunate. It isn't about the price tag on your presents. It's about appreciating what you have. It's about giving to your loved ones in any way you can - even if it's just some home made "free back rub" coupons. It's about giving the homeless man on the street what you can. It's about loving your neighbor as yourself.

If you're Christian, it's about a family that appreciated what they had even though what they had was nothing more than a borrowed stable.

I encourage you to spend the day in your PJs with your family. Watch all those cheesy movies together that they always play on Christmas Eve. Eat cookies and milk. Enjoy each other's company. Appreciate each other's love.

And whether or not you're Christian, light a candle for St. Nicolas. He's the reason you're having this holiday.

Well, that and the Celts but we digress. ;)

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>I can't seem to get that dog to hold still long enough to take a picture, lol. So, pictures are delayed for right now until I can manage to get a picture that's not a blur. :P

It feels strange at the house now with out a room mate around. Strange, but nice. :) It's peaceful.

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>So I fixed that DNS issue

>We are on the air. :)

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>I got a puppy!

>We got an adorable Shih Tzu puppy today. We named him Sammy. He loves our other pets and especially adores Brennan, although Brennan doesn't seem to be too crazy about him, lol. Pics soon to follow!

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>Don't let it stop here.

>To all the young voters out there.... good job as well. That includes myself. We really showed that once we take an interest, we can bring about change to this country. Let's not stop here. Keep voting. Keep taking an interest. You have seen what has happened in the past when we allowed this country to go without our vote. 18% the vote. 18% of the vote.

IT'S OUR TURN NOW.

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>Hello, Mr. President

>
Good job, Obama! We might as well call you the president now... you have very soundly whipped McCain's butt. :)

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>Take On Me: The Literal Translation

>http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf
See more funny videos at Funny or Die

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>Dell gives workers unpaid leave

>

Dell employees received a memo from founder and CEO Michael Dell recently asking them to take some time off without pay.

It's not meant to be punitive, but rather a measure to help the Round Rock, Texas, company save some money as the economy continues on its uncertain path. The request made to employees is also an effort to avoid possible layoffs, according to a report in the Austin Business Journal.

Cnet

That's pretty decent of Dell. No, I'm not being sarcastic. Considering that the other option was laying people off, I think they took the high road by simply requesting they take an unpaid vacation. At least they're not losing their jobs completely. Of course, if the economy keeps on heading the way it is, that may turn out to be useless, heh.

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>so AT&T is a hypocrite now

>

In an effort to keep "bandwidth hogs" in check, AT&T is testing the idea of placing limits on how much Internet data its subscribers can transfer each month.

The test, which began being applied in Reno, Nev., on Saturday, limits customers of AT&T's slowest DSL service to 20 gigabytes of monthly data transfers, while users of the fastest service will be limited to 150 gigabytes. Customers who exceed their limits will be charged $1 per gigabyte.

Cnet

20 gigs a month seems rather skimpy for an ISP that is constantly encouraging its customers to stream video and commit other bandwidth hogging activities.

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>Just a reminder to all of you not to forget to vote today. It's your last chance!

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>A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

>If you are a geek or nerd that has not watched the show Big Bang Theory yet, you just have no idea what you are missing out on. Watch it. Just trust me on this.

It comes on at 8:00 P.M. EST on CBS.

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>Evidently I'm an INFJ.

The Protector

You scored 48 Extroversion, 87 Intuition, 79 Emotional, and 33 Spontaneity!

INFJ

INFJs are intuitive, caring, quiet and peace-loving: deep and complex people who may seem equally at home dealing with the personal and analytical spheres of life. The interior world of vision and ideas is this type's most comfortable domain, but some degree of human connection is essential for the INFJ's happiness; a potential conflict for this type. Articulate, empathetic and idealistic, INFJs often say they just know things, they know them directly, and they may not be able to tell you how or why! INFJs seem to be able to feel others' feelings vicariously and sense the good and evil in situations: an almost psychic ability which may be an asset in many "people professions." Spiritual, sensitive and committed, INFJs enjoy being of service to others. Once this type's goals are set and the mind is made up, no argument based solely on reason and practicality is likely to divert the passionate INFJ from a mission or chosen project. Whether this characteristic manifests itself as admirable tenacity or bull-headed stubbornness may determine the individual INFJ's potential for life success.

Relationships
INFJs are warm and affirming people who are usually also deep and complex. They're likely to seek out and promote relationships that are intense and meaningful. They tend to be perfectionists, and are always striving for the Ultimate Relationship. For the most part, this is a positive feature, but sometimes works against the INFJ if they fall into the habit of moving from relationship to relationship, always in search of a more perfect partner. In general, the INFJ is a deeply warm and caring person who is highly invested in the health of their close relationships, and puts forth a lot of effort to make them positive. They are valued by those close to them for these special qualities. They seek long-term, lifelong relationships, although they don't always find them.

Strengths
Warm and affirming by nature 
Dedicated to achieving the ultimate relationship 
Sensitive and concerned for others' feelings 
Usually have good communication skills, especially written 
Take their commitments very seriously, and seek lifelong relationships 
Have very high expectations for themselves and others (both a strength and weakness) 
Good listeners 
Are able to move on after a relationship has ended (once they're sure it's over) 

Okcupid.com

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>Well, Brennan is getting weaned. He wants to rip and gnash at my nipples with his teeth. Owww. :(

I'm really going to miss the bonding, but it is totally not worth having my nipples torn to shreds.

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>Ok, so I'm regressing a little. Call me an oddball but I've actually grown to prefer Blogger over Wordpress. I still love Wordpress, but it's too much work for someone as busy as me.

Welcome to the new site. Please note that as of right now the old domain directs to a parking page. That should be getting fixed soon. Until then though, xmickskittenx is where you're going to have to go.

Here are some updates for those who missed out on all the excitement:

My son Brennan was born April 22, 2008. He was a bit early but still full term. Labor was 3 1/2 hours with 10 minutes spent pushing (yeah, I know, my midwife could hardly believe it for a first timer). He is now 6 months old and absolutely evil, but adorable. ;) He has two teeth now and is working on a third. He's also very close to walking and can stand on his own for about a minute.

I may have cervical cancer as my last pap came back abnormal. I'm pretty sure I do as I have been experiencing the symptoms and it runs in my family, but I will not know for sure until January, when more tests are going to be run. It doesn't really scare me as it is one of the milder forms of cancer, but it is of some concern.

I was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder about a month ago. I'm still not quite sure how I feel about it. Not ready to talk about that one yet.

I have yet another laptop that I've fallen in love with - an Aspire 6920, one of Acer's Blue Gemstone series laptops. The media dashboard makes watching movies in bed a breeze. :)

Our "room mate" finally moved out, so we have the house to ourselves now. Yay!

School is going well. I've been holding my GPA at a steady 3.8.

I have a Chelsea now, and it makes my hair way easier to deal with. I wish I had gotten one a long time ago.

That's pretty much it for updates. :)


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>I'm an INFJ!

>

via OkCupid.com: Take Tests

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>Windows Live

>Surprisingly, I've actually been impressed by Windows Live Mail. It seems to have gone right everywhere Windows Mail goes wrong. Except for one thing... you can't select more than one message at a time. This makes no sense what so ever. WTF, Microsoft?

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