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Google Maps Location Directory

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My Amazon colleague Ted Timmons has created a very comprehensive list of Interesting Google Maps Locations. <div style="clear:both;"> </div>

Windows XP Power Toys

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For quite a while Microsoft has packaged up some semi-official tools for Windows as Power Toys. The latest release can be found at

I Was Really Stupid, and Greedy Too

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They always say that when it rains it pours, and this week certainly was a good example of that to me. While in and out of various doctor’s offices and hospi...

Blast #2

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On Monday I went to Virginia Mason Hospital to have my kidney stone blasted by the super-powerful ESWL machine. My doctor explained to me that this is a firs...

Not Done Yet

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I don’t want to turn this into a medical history blog, but here’s the latest on my adventures with the kidney stone.

More Tagging Momentum

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Inspired by the very cool CiteULike site, I have added tag filtering to Syndic8′s tag list. Here is a series of screen shots as I type the letters “b”, “l”, ...

Ouch No More

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Thanks, everyone, for the expressions of sympathy, suggestions, and notes. I really appreciate all of them.

Ouch Ouch Ouch Ouch!

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At 11 PM Wednesday night I was fine. By 1 AM I was in serious pain, and by 3 AM I was in the emergency room at Overlake Hospital. A CT scan confirmed what I ...

Amazon Screen Saver

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I run several blogs (this one, my Amazon Web Services blog, and a private one for the family), and I generally don’t cross-post, since the blogs have distinc...

Syndic8 Web Service Functi0ns for Tagging

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Because Syndic8 is a platform for all kinds of interesting applications (most of which I don’t know nearly enough about), a lot of the site functionality is ...