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Tue, Mar. 17th, 2009, 04:39 am
I wanna brag for just a sec...

This is easily the coolest and rarest baseball card I've ever owned.



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Did I mention that Nolan Ryan is, in my opinion, the best Texas Rangers player ever, as well as one of the best ever to play the game? :)

Oh, and I must have one of these bumper stickers from around D/FW: "My president is Nolan Ryan," referring to the Rangers' newest team president.

Sun, Mar. 15th, 2009, 04:10 am

(has) Made all of my iPods work happily with Windows 7. For the record, the Zune 8GB fired up in two clicks with no issues.

Sat, Mar. 14th, 2009, 04:25 am

(is) taking a comp day from work and being productive on homework assignments.

Tue, Mar. 10th, 2009, 11:49 pm

(says) looking for rentals is fun, even if it's WAY too early to be doing this sort of thing...

Thu, Mar. 5th, 2009, 11:45 pm

(is) at work, learning SCCM the hard way...

Mon, Mar. 2nd, 2009, 04:59 pm

Burn Notice is an awesome show; that is all.

Fri, Feb. 27th, 2009, 11:29 pm
Texas Legislature up to something...

...but this time, it's USEFUL. Quoth the Dallas Morning News:

Texas amendment would prohibit HOA foreclosures

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To summarize: No more foreclosures by HOAs, per the state Constitution (which is slightly less easy to repeal than a regular law), for dues and certain fees. Assessments may still be the basis of a foreclosure, but those must be put to a specific vote of the association membership. In addition, highlights from the companion bill:

- Association covenants giving right of entry to the association are prohibited unless such rights are contained as an easement on the property plat; considered void as against public policy
- The records of the association must be open and available to all members of the association, and a member denied such access may sue
- The association must contract with a county judge, elections administrator or voter registrar to handle the tabulation of votes in an election; oh, and those ballots must be in writing and signed by the member
- An association may not prohibit solar energy devices installed on the roof or in the member's fenced in yard or patio
- An association may not prohibit the parking of a vehicle on a public street in the association; considered void as against public policy

I have little faith that this bill will make it through unscathed, but it is being put forward by a Republican AND sponsored in the Senate by a Democrat, so maybe there's hope. If it passes in any form similar to the current text, Texas' HOA laws will become some of the strongest in the country.

Oh, and because I love you all:

Sun, Feb. 22nd, 2009, 12:12 am

Water temp in thermos is 40.9F @ 12:14AM, ambient temp 70.1F. (Testing quality of new "vacuum flask.")

Sat, Feb. 7th, 2009, 05:35 pm

"'Peep,' it's like '12 Ounce Mouse' without the killing." -Cari

Fri, Feb. 6th, 2009, 04:58 pm

Holy cow, the TiVo hd has a much better atsc tuner than the hr10-250...

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