Chemistry add-on for Word. I …

Chemistry add-on for Word. I won’t use it much, but I will sleep better knowing its available. http://t.co/eJ01r6oP

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Vanity Fair on the TSA: “So mu…

Vanity Fair on the TSA: “So much inconvenience for so little benefit at such a staggering cost.” – http://t.co/B4b0CheQ – every time I fly.

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ISS (space station) view tonig…

ISS (space station) view tonight was awesome – it was visible for five minutes, and almost went directly overhead – http://t.co/GkTLzFGL

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@cpuguru yes, and possibly leg…

@cpuguru yes, and possibly legacy .Net services. This is from memory, traveling now.

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Yes, and possible legacy .Net …

Yes, and possible legacy .Net services, but doing this from memory (traveling).

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@cpuguru Re:win2008r2 asp erro…

@cpuguru Re:win2008r2 asp errors V have you installed the legacy IIS bits on the server? This has helped w/backward compat issues in past.

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I’m very excited to read this …

I’m very excited to read this – Trinity College Notebook by Isaac Newton – http://t.co/5vpzvYkm

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Stop marketers (make that anyo…

Stop marketers (make that anyone) from being able to call your cellphone! http://t.co/GHIityuj @CREDOMobile #p2

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RT @TheFlowGod Just explain it…

RT @TheFlowGod Just explain it’s a solenoid valve, not a control valve. Bada bing, bada boom-it works./new tweet an early Christmas present!

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Stop internet censorship, aka …

Stop internet censorship, aka the “Protect IP Act” – contact your Senators today. http://t.co/9SIky1iM @CREDOmobile #netneutrality #p2

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Installing a ROM on a Motorola Droid 1

I just updated the firmware on my Motorola Droid (version 1, two years told).   Project Elite 5 was the first ROM I loaded after I rooted my Verizon Droid Version 1 phone.  I updated to CynogenMod 7, but it appeared to be buggy, and I had performance issues, including the phone rebooting while using the GPS.  I’m currently running the Steel Droid 9.0 ROM.  

Upgrade Guide – the guide is very complete, but my notes are below

  1. Backup apps using Astro File Manager
  2. Backup SMS using SMS Backup & Restore
  3. I used RZ Recovery ROM, but I’m getting 404 on all the download links and I have ClockworkMod Recovery installed now.
  4. Follow the install guidelines and delete/format all data and cache on the device. 
  5. Install the optional ROM
  6. Re-install Astro and SMS Backup, and restore your apps and data.
  7. Enjoy your new ROM!

Reference Links

Project Elite – Droid 1 Only

CyanogenMod 7 for the Motorola Droid :: V7.1.0 (9 Oct 2011)

Steel Droid – V9.0 for Droid 1, downloads for Droid 2, Droid 3, and Droid X

MIUI – next one I’m trying

RZ Recovery ROM install

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Two fave group photos: A Great…

Two fave group photos: A Great Day In Harlem and the 1928 Solvay Conference. Physics and Music http://t.co/4EIuS8tk and http://t.co/Q3LodK0C

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Installed Steel Droid firmware…

Installed Steel Droid firmware on my Motorola Droid, and I’m very impressed. It’s fast, stable, and full featured.http://goo.gl/KI25Z

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LRHSD Math and Science Career Expo – November 14, 2011

Thanks to all the students and parents for coming.  My big fear with these types of presentations is that no one will show up.

Below is a link to the presentation.  The version I used in the presentation was a draft I downloaded from Google Docs, so the download is the ‘cleaned up’ version.

Good luck in high school, and with your college selections.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Sarah or me any time.

 

Download: Solution Architect and Chemical Engineer Presentation

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Post to http://t.co/ozYO3BNK: …

Post to http://t.co/ozYO3BNK: http://t.co/f29ekivo – Things I’m reading to improve my writing

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Things I’m reading to improve my writing

I’m re-reading some and I’m sorry it took me this long to re-read them.  With the volume of electronic communication we produce and consume daily, I believe it’s more important than ever to be mindful of the use of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.  Not only does this make you appear more competent (not smart, just not stupid), but it assures people read and understand what you are trying to say. 

The Elements of Style, is under 100 pages including index, glossary, Introduction (E.B. White), and Afterword (Charles Osgood).  It is a quick read and essential guide to English.  The Introduction sums it up best:

“Seven rules of usage, eleven principles of composition, a few matters of form, and a list of words and expressions commonly misused – that was the sum and substance of Professor Strunk’s work.”

I recommend reading The Elements of Style first. It’s concise, and offers the greatest benefit for the least amount of effort. Leave it in the bathroom, and set a reminder to re-read it every 3-4 months until you have incorporated it into your everyday communication.

On Writing Well is a more comprehensive guide, and will require a bit more effort to read and process. This should still be left in the bathroom or bedside table.

The Elements of Style – Strunk and White

On Writing Well – William Zinsser

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Stop #fracking in the Delaware…

Stop #fracking in the Delaware Basin! Vote coming Nov 21st sign the petition: http://t.co/quYUvltD // bad for so many reasons my head hurts.

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RT @timbray: Ben Bernanke need…

RT @timbray: Ben Bernanke needs a big fat joint and an Aloha shirt: http://t.co/XJaLzhIb // joking, but the article makes some valid points.

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Abolish the TSA, and use its m…

Abolish the TSA, and use its monstrous budget to fund more sophisticated, less intrusive counter-terrorism intelligence http://t.co/1RKee4ny

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@adfskitteh special case Venn …

@adfskitteh special case Venn diagram where A is within B = A is a subset of B.

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@adfskitteh jokes about studs …

@adfskitteh jokes about studs aside – tap on the wall, and the pitch will change as you hit the stud, because it’s denser.

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@DMVG – GoDaddy selective DNS …

@DMVG – GoDaddy selective DNS blackouts. This is what you have to watch for when a company you depend on is sold. http://t.co/ShHikze

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RT @danidiaz: Let’s see if I c…

RT @danidiaz: Let’s see if I can pack for 12 days using only a carry-on and a my laptop bag//can’t fit 2 pairs of shoes in a carryon #shrek

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RT @timoreilly: Economist: dru…

RT @timoreilly: Economist: drug testing in Florida doesn’t have any real aim other than signaling moral (cont) http://t.co/ekNGzXO

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@DMVG_JTK no odd DNS issues. …

@DMVG_JTK no odd DNS issues. What are you using for DNS? Google or OpenDNS? Forget Comcast, or config a local DNS to act as a root server

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