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Christmas 2006 @ Lindy's
Dec 26, 2006, 3:37p - 102 photos

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Tree Trimming Party
Dec 17, 2006, 11:18p - 65 photos

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Blog Update
Dec 30, 2006, 3:40a - Blog Update
I've made some updates to the guts and skin of my blog that I wanted to share.

First, I've fixed/masked the slow commenting problem. Now when you submit a comment you'll receive immediate feedback that the comment has been received (via AJAX), instead of watching the browser spin forever. It still takes several minutes for the comment to be published, ... more »

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Jesus for a Million
Dec 28, 2006, 2:57a - Religion
When I was in 12th grade, I took a fascinating class called "History of Religion" taught by an excellent teacher, Ken Todd. I remember looking forward to that class for several years, and it proved worth the wait. I learned stuff there that I still think about today. For example, we spent a lot of time discussing how every known ... more »

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An Exceedingly Odd Book
Dec 27, 2006, 1:49a - Communication
Jason, Becca's brother, gave me an exceedingly odd book for Christmas. It's called Arboretum, written by a man named David Byrne. After flipping through a bunch of pages, my initial reaction was "Wow, this is definitely on the hardcore side of weird."

When I first picked up the book, what struck me was the cover and binding: it's got ... more »

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Eli Lilly: Strike 2
Dec 21, 2006, 10:42a - Health and Medicine
2 years ago, I reported that Eli Lilly nearly succeeded in buying a court verdict in a case where a patient on Prozac (an Eli Lilly drug) shot and killed 9 people, including himself. They also allegedly witheld information about Prozac's side effects, including increased aggression, from the FDA. They were later cleared of this second charge, but things ... more »

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Spam the Spammers
Dec 19, 2006, 1:32p - Technology
When I was home for Thanksgiving, my dad told me about something he'd been doing for the past few years with his (non-electronic) junk mail. Nearly all junk mail comes with postage-paid return envelopes (aka Business Reply Mail), for you to send back the credit card offers or what-not. Instead of sending back what the company wants you to send ... more »

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Book Notes: The Greening of America by Charles Reich
Dec 3, 2006, 4:06p - Book Notes
The Greening of America - Charles Reich

This is one of the best books I've read in the past several years. Written in the '70s by a Yale Law professor, this book documents the ongoing social revolution and predicts that it will overturn the established social fabric and breed a new form of human consciousness. Unfortunately, its predictions weren't realized ... more »

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