Tennis Qi

April 12, 2007 By: erik Category: Golf, Musings, Religion 853 views

Tennis BallI was at the gym the other day when they were having a children’s taekwondo class. As I was listening to the shouts from the little sparring five-year-olds, my mind started to wander.

Disclaimer: Everything I know about martial arts, I learned from watching television. I apologize if I mix Chinese and Japanese terms.
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WTF is a Gibibyte?

April 11, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Stuff I Found, Weird 930 views

I’ve just started noticing websites (maybe it’s just Wikipedia?) referring to computer storage capacity in GiB and MiB. For example, a DVD holds 4.7 GiB of data. Today, I finally got around to investigating what those abbreviations mean. They’re gibibytes and mebibytes, of course!
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We Feel Fine

April 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Stuff I Found, Weird 929 views

It may be narcissistic of me, but a few times a day, I check the recent referrers for my blog to see who is linking to me and what they searched for to find me. Sometimes I find really interesting websites. Yesterday, I found a truly mind-blowing website. It might be the single weirdest thing I’ve seen on the internet. You have to check this out!
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Crumbling Sand Art

April 09, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Photos, Spain 1,774 views

I didn’t really feel like going for a walk in Laredo on Sunday afternoon. But it was 16°C and sunny and Marga really wanted to. So I slipped my camera in my pocket and we headed out the door.
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WordPress Countdown Widget

April 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Wordpress 14,426 views

Several people have found my blog lately searching for a countdown widget for WordPress. I briefly considered writing one with a nice back-end interface for entering the date, etc., but in the end, I think it’s going to take less time and be more flexible if I just explain how I have mine done.
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Social Bookmarking and Viral Internet Memes

April 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Media, Weird 1,152 views

With 1337 hits at the time of this writing1, my most popular post for the month of March was one that I made on December 5, 2006, with almost all of the content being pasted from my clipboard.
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Junior World Handball Championship

April 06, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Spain, Videos 1,560 views

Some of you might recall a rather intriguing comment I received a few weeks ago from a man named Örn in Iceland. He was inquiring about places to stay in and around Colindres. The reason for his visit was to support the Iceland team in the Junior World Handball Championship qualifier this weekend.
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Spanish Curves

April 05, 2007 By: erik Category: Extremadura, Flickr, Photos, Religion, Spain 1,368 views

Nothing interesting to report lately, so I’m going with a Flickr post for today.
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Sunday Afternoon Stroll

April 02, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Flickr, Photos, Spain 882 views

On Sunday, we took a leisurely walk around Colindres. The weather had been miserable for a full week, and at the first break of sunshine through the clouds, the entire town came out to enjoy it. Although it was barely 10°C, the tables in the streets in front of bars were packed with customers, desperate for some fresh air and sunshine.
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Invitations and Destinations

March 31, 2007 By: erik Category: News, Photos 888 views

On Friday, we went by the local graphic printing shop to check out their selection of wedding invitations. We had gone the week before, but the sample invitations had been loaned out to another couple for the weekend. We reserved them for this weekend.
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