Real-Time Horse Race Betting

January 19, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Stuff I Found, Videos, Weird 1,582 views

Whenever someone links to my blog, they get a “pingback” comment on my site that points back to their blog. I also get notified via email.
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Danger Juan

January 18, 2007 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Family, Flickr, Funny, Photos, Spain 995 views

In honor of my future father-in-law’s 57th birthday yesterday, I thought I’d post my two favorite pictures of him.
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Once – Greedy Altruism

January 16, 2007 By: erik Category: Musings, Spain 860 views

Several weeks ago, Marga’s employer invited all the employees out to a Christmas dinner. Somehow, Marga ended up managing the pool of money that was collected to pay for after-dinner drinks. When the night was over, there were 30€ left in the pool. It was decided that the remaining funds would be used to purchase lottery tickets.
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Wild Louie

January 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Music, Videos 815 views

A couple years ago, I was strumming along randomly to a G-C-D pattern (in this case it’s really A-D-E) when I noticed that I was playing Wild Thing. I learned the dozen words that make up the lyrics and was jamming along, when my brain switched songs on me, and I started singing Louie Louie.
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I Told You So

January 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, News 663 views

When I predicted, on November 9, 2006, that the future of mobile phones would be a device that also played MP3′s, took pictures, played games, organized contacts and email, and, most importantly, be only a screen with no physical buttons, I was expecting it to take several more years before such a product really existed.
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Email From Hollywood

January 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Weird, Wordpress 877 views

Yesterday, I received an email from a Hollywood actor.
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Typewriter Heirloom

January 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Family, Musings, Photos 692 views

In response to my Night Pics From Around Town post a few days ago, my Uncle Neil sent me this email and picture…
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Epiphany In Colindres

January 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Food, Photos, Spain 714 views

For the Epiphany yesterday, Marga’s parents, Uncle Antonio and Aunt Manoli came to visit us. We went for a walk around town, and then had lunch in a local restaurant.
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Night Pics From Around Town

January 03, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Funny, Photos, Spain 566 views

A few pictures I took last week around Colindres.
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Not Stirred

January 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Musings 878 views

We’ve finally reached the Year of Bond. I encourage everyone to avoid saying, “two thousand seven”, and instead, say, “two double-oh seven”. Doesn’t that just sound cooler?