Feb 292012

If today is Leap Day, 2012 then it was 4 years ago Rhonda and I became engaged to be married.  It was a great evening at the Sun Dial Restaurant, a revolving restaurant atop Atlanta’s Westin Hotel and 73 stories above the city.

I love you, Rhonda!  Here is my favorite picture from that evening.




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Feb 102012

For anyone contemplating a new stereo system read this by Thorin Losowski at Lifehacker.com…

You love music, but even if you consider yourself a true audiophile, the cost of high-end sound can be, frankly, a little absurd. We talked with a handful of audio experts to find out how to get audiophile-calibre sound without emptying your savings account. Here’s what they had to say.

via How to Be an Audiophile on the Cheap.

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Feb 042012

The final GIMP release before we see version 2.8 is now available.  From the GIMP home page at http://www.gimp.org

GIMP 2.6.12 is a bug-fix release in the stable GIMP 2.6 series. Its purpose is mostly to wrap up all fixes that have piled up since 2.6.11 into a last release in the stable 2.6 series before we switch to 2.8. Please have a look at the NEWS file for a detailed list of changes.

via GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program.

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Feb 042012

Friday, Feb 3, 2012 – So, traffic was too easy this morning on GA 400 into Atlanta.  I’m at the Savannah College of Art & Design which is hosting WordCamp Atlanta 2012.  And…I’m really early. Lol.

While I’m thinking of it, the presentations should all be available in the near future on WordPress TV.

Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 – WPEngine.com is reportedly offering free lifetime hosting for WordPress sites; the downside as far as I can tell is it is limited to site hosting, no e-mail.  <darn.  sigh>.  Great to hear directly from WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg, he answered a ton of questions and is a very likeable guy.


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Feb 042012

I picked this up from my good friend Allen Taylor.  Holy Cow!  Thomas Edison gets my benefit of the doubt.

By Michael Hiltzik at LATimes.com…

Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms?

How much genuine value is there in fancy educational electronics? Don’t let companies or politicians fool you.

via Hyping classroom technology helps tech firms, not students – latimes.com.

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Feb 032012

I seldom post “rumors” but this is ripe.

By Bob Brown at NetworkWorld.com…

The iPad 3 rumor mill has heated up this week, fueled by a report from Japanese Apple blog Macotakara that the much anticipated tablet will come out in March.

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Earlier reports had pegged the coming of the iPad 3 to late February, to coincide with Steve Jobs’ Feb. 24 birthday.

Now Macotakara is reporting on a “strange” Apple event to take place in February that will be unrelated to the iPad 3, although it could involve a services announcement or something related to iOS 5.1, which has been released to developers in beta form. Translated, the post reads: “I reported that Apple was going to hold Special Event in early February according to Asian supplier and source from united states, but this report told a half-side of truth. Apple will hold ‘Strange’ event at February instead of Special Event. ”

via Apple to launch iPad 3 in March, Japanese report says.

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