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The Real Alex Pre-K School Pictures

Turns out the one I posted on Friday was screwed up in several ways that I should have noticed at the time, but failed to.  It was improperly sourced and not full quality.  And there were more I didn’t know about then!

Here are the correct school pictures.  Sorry about the screw up on Friday!

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Alex’s Pre-K School Picture

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Note added 2013-10-28 03:03 UTC:  I got fooled by this low quality copy and posted it prematurely.  My apologies.  The real version, and some more, are posted here.

 

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Foofarah

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Shutdown Over and Debt Limit Resolution
  • Shutdown Aftermath / Political Science Stuff
  • Obamacare Launch Fail

Recorded on 22 Oct 2013

Length this week – 1:00:54

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@abulsme tweets from 2013-10-24 (UTC)

  • Looks like Apple removed a lot of podcast friendly stuff from GarageBand to focus it more on music. This kinda sucks. 02:05:59
  • I didn’t use most of that stuff in recent years, so I should still be able to use it to assemble the show though. I’ll see how it goes. 02:06:36
  • I can of course still use the older version of GarageBand, but that is obviously a dead end. I may be exploring new options soon. 02:07:38
  • Oh, ouch. Just opened one of the audio files from this week’s show in GB. All noisy & unlistenable. Actual file is fine if opened directly. 02:11:16
  • This is obviously going to be fun. I’ll play with it a bit before giving up & using the old version or jumping to something completely new. 02:11:51
  • Given up on new GarageBand. Trying a couple other pieces of software before running back to old GarageBand. Any suggestions? 02:45:58
  • Reading – Ex-Apple CEO Sculley mulling BlackBerry bid (Jeffrey Hodgson) http://t.co/72bg0Ako8O 06:39:55
  • Reading – What Is the Most Philosophical Thing You Have Heard a Child Under the Age of 5 Say? (John Farrier) http://t.co/GGSGcQSbZ3 06:42:27
  • Reading – Breaking Through Cancer’s Shield (Gina Kolata) http://t.co/PetecBB6Qg 13:11:01
  • Reading – American Hypocrisy, R.I.P.? (Daniel Drezner) http://t.co/P3DC8SuuQo 13:16:43
  • Reading – Hillary Clinton: We need a sensible adult conversation about state surveillance (Kashmira Gander) http://t.co/T2kvMYEqqF 16:14:51
  • Reading – Marina Oswald to sell wedding ring, powerful symbol of JFK assassination (Peter Grier) http://t.co/po4FeTPAx3 16:18:30
  • Reading – Everything you need to know about Obamacare’s problems (Sarah Kliff) http://t.co/DB2QO6ZtoL 16:33:04
  • MT @MatthewKeysLive: MT @TimHerrera: "A manual retweet is like buying someone a drink and spitting in it as you hand it to them." 19:18:57
  • Still working on prepping my stuff anyway -> Why you should ignore 2016 polls for a few more years (Mark Z. Barabak) http://t.co/1zoe0TWR0a 20:50:32
  • RT @tommatzzie: Former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden on Acela behind me blabbing "on background as a former senior admin official" Sounds def… 20:53:29
  • RT @tommatzzie: Hayden was bragging about rendition and black sites a minute ago. 20:53:41
  • RT @tommatzzie: Michael Hayden on Acela giving reporters disparaging quotes about admin. "Remember, just refer as former senior admin" #exN20:53:44
  • RT @tommatzzie: On Acela: Michael Hayden was talking to Massimo Calabresi at TIME I am pretty sure. Does he tweet? 20:53:54
  • RT @tommatzzie: On Acela: former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden just ended last of handful of interviews bashing admin. 20:53:56
  • RT @tommatzzie: On Acela listening to former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden give "off record" interviews. I feel like I'm in the NSA. Except I… 20:54:02
  • RT @tommatzzie: On Acela: phone ringing. I think the jig is up. Maybe somebody is telling him I'm here. Do I hide? 20:54:06
  • RT @tommatzzie: I think I'm safe. Just passed Philly. No rendition yet. Do I have the balls to ask him for a photo? #haydenacela 20:54:14
  • That series from @tommatzzie was great. People need to remember nothing is really off the record any more. Esp. when in a public space. Ha! 20:56:03
  • RT @RepUnderwoodSC: Note to self: Never speak to anyone in an Acela. Ever. 20:56:21
  • RT @tommatzzie: Win http://t.co/tsJHqjv1LM 20:58:24
  • RT @lachlan: His smile suggests he doesn't. RT @RosieGray: does michael hayden know what's going on right now 20:59:18
  • RT @OKnox: Everyone, go home. This whole story wins Twitter for 2013. RT @tommatzzie Win http://t.co/WBsTRTa7M3 20:59:29
  • RT @Chris_Moody: I had never heard of @tommatzzie before a few minutes ago, but damn, what a baller. 21:01:32
  • RT @OKnox: WELP Tom Hayden will now secure immortality by appearing in every single govt handbook on Twitter, & maybe trains, possibly OPSEC 21:01:38
  • RT @tommatzzie: For the record, I am not a reporter. 21:02:00
  • .@tommatzzie You are now. A better one than the “real” reporters. :-) in reply to tommatzzie 21:02:32
  • RT @ezraklein: You'd think the guy who ran the NSA would be more conscious of the fact that people might be listening to his conversations.… 21:04:19
  • RT @DVNJr: The Acela has ears. 21:19:57
  • RT @tommatzzie: On the pic. His office called him and then he graciously offered me an interview. We talked around the 4th amendment and fo… 21:20:51
  • So one thing to look for: Now that Hayden outed by @tommatzzie, will reporters Hayden talked to still not ID him in their stories? 21:34:00
  • RT @tommatzzie: Hayden just left train in Newark. He touched my back…again. I think a stop short actually. 21:40:19