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CVSHistory – A Great Addition to ViewCVS/ViewVC

Reading Time: < 1 minute I just found out about a great project called CVSHistory at This application (written in Python) provides a web-interface for listing/searching a CVS history file, and can either be used in stand-alone mode, or integrates with ViewVC (formerly called ViewCVS). The most compelling feature to me is the ability to get history entries as…
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Authentic Flying Spaghetti Monster Sighting

Reading Time: < 1 minute Nothing to say, except simply amazing!

Music Déjà Vu – The Clearing At The Water's Edge

Reading Time: < 1 minute Did you ever get the feeling that you’ve heard a particular song before? I had that feeling today. The 2 songs in particular are The Clearing from the Sonicaid Concentration CD, and At The Water’s Edge from Bob Holroyd‘s latest CD Without Within. The Sonicaid Concentration CD is composed by David Bradstreet and John Herberman.…
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Apple Passes The Buck On iPod Virus

Reading Time: < 1 minute I caught the buzz on and digg today that some newer Video iPods are shipping with the RavMonE virus. According to the Apple Support article, this affects Video IPods purchased after 9/12/06 and only 25 cases have been reported so far. What amazes me about the support article is the following quote: “As you…
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Hike To Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas

Reading Time: < 1 minute I went on a short vacation last weekend to Vegas with Chantelle’s family. On our last day there we went on a fantastic hike to Red Rock Canyon, which was about a 25-30 minute drive from the strip. We decided to go on the Calico Tanks trail. Although it was only 2.5 miles, it was…
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Dataesthetics: The Power and Beauty of Data Visualization

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of my areas of interest that has grown over the last couple years has been data visualization. I’m a visually-oriented learner, and I look forward to seeing any techniques, illustrations, or technologies that: 1) Allow people to assimilate information as fast as possible. 2) Deepen understanding of knowledge by visually illustrating data in new…
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Getting Daily Emails From Plato and Nietzsche?

Reading Time: < 1 minute For the past week, I’ve been spending a very short amount of time per day reading The Republic and Beyond Good and Evil. What’s unique about this is the fact that I’m getting this content via email. A new website called DailyLit is now offering access to over 200+ public domain ebooks (complete list here).…
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Analyzing Models of Change

Reading Time: < 1 minute Since my last post, The Ebb and Flow of Goals and Personal Growth, I’ve been digging deeper into the complex subject of change. I read a great post yesterday at The Practice of Leadership blog, titled The structures and tensions required to make change. George Ambler reviews 3 models/formulas dealing with change: The Paradigm Shift…
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Digital Enlightenment: Using the Internet for Research, Learning, and Education

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’ve been using the Internet since 1993. But, it wasn’t until a few years ago that I truly started using the net for research purposes. One of my key interests is philosophy, and I’ve learned quickly that it’s helpful to have easy access to a wide variety and volume of information. I’ve been collecting a…
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Comprehensive List of Knowledge Management and Mind Mapping Software

Reading Time: < 1 minute While I was putting together my list of online resources for learning and research, I came across a great site. has created a comprehensive list of knowledge management and mind/concept mapping products at: