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Scrolling Horizontally with Firefox

As far as I know, this is the world’s only horizontal scrolling blog.  Because of that, you may be saying to yourself, “Hey, Trav, what’s up with the horizontal scrolling blog?” Just hold down the SHIFT button and use the scroll wheel.  You’ll zip left and right with the easy of a sparrow through a barn.

posted at 10:52 am on Aug. 30, 2005
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Invite Us for Dinner

Lasagna Dinner for Six

I made a great batch of lasagna today—fed Susie’s parents, her cousin Ginger and Ginger’s fiance Doug.  I made an extra pan, and it could be yours if…

posted at 12:31 am on Aug. 30, 2005
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Day Trip to Steveston

On Saturday, four adults and an itty bitty baby took a journey to Steveston, an ocean-side suburb of Richmond.

posted at 2:12 am on Aug. 24, 2005
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I Spend My Time Reading

Instead of writing, I spent tonight reading blogs, articles, random web dust.  It’s too bad, because I have so much I want to say these days.

Tonight, though, I seem to be the first online to tell of the blogger picnic, and so I present this story, with photos, of the meetup.

posted at 12:53 am on Aug. 22, 2005
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Meat and Meetings

Susie and I had a lovely dinner with Zak and Mandy tonight.  Memphis Blues is truly where many animals give their last and best.  Travis + smoked meat = happy*happy!

posted at 1:24 am on Aug. 20, 2005
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Royal Bank Online Fears Autocomplete

I signed into my Royal Bank account on July 22, and got this notice:  Subject: Please Prepare Now for Upcoming Changes to the Sign-In Page

Effective August 17, 2005, client card numbers and passwords will no longer be automatically displayed when signing in to Online Banking.

posted at 1:54 am on Aug. 16, 2005
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Scout Camp 2005: The Needle Peak Ascent

Martin was responsible for the whole thing.  Scout Camp 2005—an annual affair where many of the old gang who were once a young gang of adventurous boy scouts head out to hike, fart and reminisce.

posted at 2:08 am on Aug. 15, 2005
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Refinding My Voice

So, if you read the most recent entries on this blog, you’ll stumble across Something Awful, something that I think is truly shameful, and almost unforgivable.  They’re boring. I mean, come on: “My Mac has been running for 9 days?”

posted at 1:32 am on Aug. 15, 2005
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Safari FOUC (Flash of Unstyled Content)

If you’re looking at this page in Safari, chances are you saw, while the page was laoding, a poorly formated page with black text before it suddenly fell into place.  That’s called the CSS Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC) and I can’t find any way to stop it.

posted at 1:02 am on Aug. 15, 2005
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Big Day Out

Today at 5 p.m. was the first time I’ve left my building since Wednesday.  I did go down to the lobby on Friday to get the mail—Susie did it for us on Thursday.

posted at 1:04 am on Aug. 14, 2005
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He’s Back!!!

Did you miss me? Notice anything different?

posted at 4:51 am on Aug. 10, 2005
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“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

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“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

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“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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