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Oct 27, 2010
Cutler Racks Up Endorsements

Two more!
I won’t turn this into a political blog, I promise, I just find it interesting that now both the Lewiston Sun-Journal and Bangor Daily News have endorsed Eliot Cutler …

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Oct 27, 2010
Dubai Real Estate

Did you see this article in Time Magazine? “The Rent Too Damn High in Dubai? Not So Much“.
Apparently 825 of the Burj Khalifa‚Äôs 900 ultra-luxury apartments remain unoccupied. (I …

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Oct 27, 2010
New Chicago Apple Store

Check these out: “Photos from the opening of the Chicago Lincoln Park Apple Store“.
Here’s the best one:

It’s Apple’s newest “Significant Store”, and it’s on the site of a former gas …

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Oct 25, 2010
Eliot Cutler for Governor

Not that I’m fond of the Portland Press Herald, but this is pretty big: “Our endorsement for governor: Eliot Cutler the best choice to lead Maine forward“.
University of Southern Maine’s …

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Oct 25, 2010
Death in Dubai

Tragic, and avoidable: “Fellow competitor blames heat, safety lapses in death of swimmer Fran Crippen“.
Key quote:
An American swimmer blamed the blazing heat, unusually warm surf and lack of medical and …

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Oct 20, 2010
Oooh one of them fancy dates!

In the rest of the world today, 20/10/2010 must be a special day …

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Oct 19, 2010
Apple’s Number 1!

The other day I mentioned that Apple is now the third largest computer seller in the States.
Then I saw this: “Apple Is No. 1 Computer Seller – If You Count …

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Oct 18, 2010
Happy Birthday, Mom!

Today’s my Mom’s birthday.
Wish her happy birthday with me!

Happy Birthday, Mom!

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Oct 17, 2010
A Little Bit of Dubai in Portland

On the drive to South Portland this morning to get bagels (I love you 158 Pickett Street Cafe), I saw a surprising oil tanker in port – the Dubai Star!
You …

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Oct 15, 2010
BU, Globe Rip Off Students

And the winner of the most interesting use of college students as skilled labor without being called that and probably not being paid, thus replacing skilled laborers in their own …

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Oct 15, 2010
Apple’s Number 3!

Did you see this the other day? “Apple now third-largest PC seller in U.S.”
How about that?
Apparently after the last quarter, the numbers stand at:
24.3% – Hewlett-Packard
23.1% – Dell
10.6% – …

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Oct 13, 2010
Another Purple Basil

On my quest for Purple Pesto I found another purple basil plant – the Basil Red Rubin:

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Oct 12, 2010
Cordoba House Parallels

I guess I haven’t talked about the Cordoba House Islamic Center at 51 Park Place on Manhattan for some time, but the other day I ran across a fantastic article …

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Oct 12, 2010
New Language

Did you see this article last week? I thought it was pretty interesting: “Undocumented Language Found Hidden In India.”
Key quote:
Previously undocumented languages are “noticed from time to time” Harrison …

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Oct 11, 2010
Cambridge Schools Celebrate Muslim Holidays

Wow, Cambridge, Massachusetts’ public schools are closing for Eid al-Fitr in the 2011-2012 school year.
Check out this article from Sunday’s Boston Globe: “School system to get Muslim holiday.”
“At a time …

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Oct 11, 2010
Purple Pesto

Besides tomatoes, this year I successfully grew basil as well, and have made a few batches of pesto from my bounty.
I was looking at seed websites last week, as now …

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Oct 6, 2010
M:I Arba’a

Oh yeah: “‘Mission Impossible’ filming starts in Dubai soon“.

Reminds me of a statement I made four years ago (see James Bond in Dubai):
I bet you that at some point in …

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Oct 6, 2010
The Reds and the Red Sox?

Apparently the owners of the Boston Red Sox, New England Sports Ventures, has put in a bid to buy Liverpool FC of the English Premier League?

Now that’s called diversifying! …

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Oct 4, 2010
Taxpayer Receipt

This is pretty clever: “Should Taxpayers Get Receipts?”
Check out this sample:

If this is accurate, it’s fascinating.

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Oct 3, 2010
Yankees and Rays

One of the reasons that I love baseball is the statistical element.
Today’s the final game of the season for my Boston Red Sox, after having been statistically eliminated from the …

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