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A Christmas Story

[From time to time I write little stories that have nothing to do with programming or technology; this is one of those stories. So, if you’re only here for the technology stuff, you’ll want to skip this one.]

I’m standing in the kitchen of a friend’s house at a Christmas party, making myself a drink while talking to a friend named Angie. This was nothing unusual; she and I were always talking about something. We became friends during our last year in high school, and we’ve been talking every since.

In retrospect it’s obvious that I have feelings for her, but I guess you could say that I didn’t appreciate her back then. After high school my ambition took me away to college, and then to a series of jobs in different states. By the time I decided to move back home, she was married and had two young children.

While we talked all the time, this kitchen conversation was unusual. I don’t remember how it started, but Angie did ask me about something I rarely talk about: my parents getting divorced in high school.

Seward, Alaska lodging information

Summary: A quick look at Seward, Alaska lodging information, including resources on my One Man's Alaska website, and other Seward, Alaska lodging resources.

More geek gift ideas for 2010 (Cyber Monday Edition)

More geek gift ideas for 2010 - One of the fun things about having relationships with vendors through this website is that I get all sorts of emails about new products, and as I look at them this time of the year, I try to find the ones that I think will be great geek gift ideas.

In the last few days the emails have been flying, and since time is limited, I thought I'd put together another article of great geek gift ideas -- but this time I'm just sharing the ads for huge Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts that I receive directly with you.

Holiday iPad gift ideas

Looking for great iPad gift ideas for the holiday season? MacMall is one of the leading Apple vendors around, and I just received an email showing a number of iPad gift ideas with discounts as high as 45%. Here's a list of several gift ideas I just learned about.

Geek gift ideas for under $20 (2010 edition)

Geek gift ideas for under $20 (2010 edition): Looking for a great geek gift idea for the 2010 holiday season? If so, I hope this collection of geeky holiday gift ideas will offer some inspiration. I've dug through hundreds of gifts in the Under $20 category, and whittled this list down to my favorite gift ideas.

Geek gifts - Magic Wand programmable remote control

Geek gifts 2010: As I start digging into geek gift ideas for the 2010 holiday season, far and away the most unusual geek gift idea I've seen is the "Magic Wand programmable remote control". It appears to be what it says it is, a remote control for your television, in the shape of a magic wand.

You can see one photo of the Magic Wand remote control below, and here are some of the product specifications from Think Geek:

Seven great gifts for Father's Day, 2010

I've come to really enjoy holidays with this website, as it gives me an excuse to take time out and look around the internet for great gift ideas, in this case, great, the best geek gifts for Fathers Day, 2010.

Gifts for Father's Day 2010 - background information

Before I get into my list of the best Father's Day gift ideas I can find, a little bit of disclosure. First, while I've seen these gift ideas on several different websites, I generally link to them at ThinkGeek.com, because we are an affiliate of theirs.