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2016 Polar Plunge

In just a few weeks… on January 30th, I’m going to be jumping into White Bear Lake in Minnesota. Now it’s cold in Minnesota. The average temperture range for this time of year is 8 F to 27 F, though a couple years ago January 30th was part of a 6-week cold snap where the temperature…

2014 Polar Plunge #SQLPlunge

In just a couple months… on March 1… I’m going to jump into a lake in Minnesota.  Now it’s cold in Minnesota.  In fact, they’re going to have cut a hole in the ice so that we can do this. Why are me and a few friends doing this?  Well, partly because we are a…

May the Fourth Be With You – Kindle Bonus!

It seems that with the Disney purchase of Star Wars this past year that May the Fourth is coming on strong this year.  I wasn’t planning to write up anything, since it kind of felt like this year the holiday was getting plenty of exposure, but then I want to Amazon and found out there…

2013 Polar Plunge #SQLPlunge

Next month… on March 2… I’m going to jump into a lake in Minnesota.  Now it’s cold in Minnesota.  In fact, they’re going to have cut a hole in the ice so that we can do this. Why are me and a few friends doing this?  Well, partly because we are a little bored.  But…

Blog Redesigned

 Since it’s been a while since I made any real changes to the design of this blog, it was time for a bit of a refresh.  It’s been a while and I wanted to clean things up some. I’ve been toying with WordPress’s Featured Image option in blog posts for a while and decided now’s the time…

April #Meme15 Assignment

Before the advent of the modern “Social Network”, many of us were already connected through tools that had much less immediate gratification.  We used websites, e-mails, forums, and blogs.  As social networks have grown, these older tools have only become more important, versus less important.  Many social networks get us to information that we need;…

March #Meme15 Round-up – Facebook

Are you ready for the round-up of last week’s #meme15 Facebook question? In total, there were eight participants in this month’s question.  If I’ve missed anyone, just leave a comment here and I’ll update this post. As a reminder, the #meme15 is dedicated to discussing and sharing tips and tricks for blogging and using social…

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