My House Is For Sale!

posted on 07/20/06 at 09:28:15 pm by Joel Ross

A few weeks ago, my wife and I were camping in Bay City. On the way home, we decided that we wanted to build a house. That part is still out in the future - we will probably start next fall or the following spring. But, to be in a position to do that, we… more »

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Blogging For Two Years...

posted on 04/13/06 at 09:08:52 pm by Joel Ross

On April 13th, 2004, I put up my first post on It was not my blogging debut, but it was my first time that I felt at home with blogging. I'd just purchased, and was ready to get started. A lot has happened over the past two ye… more »

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Andrew Connell Gave Me A Free MSDN Subscription!

posted on 04/11/06 at 12:06:11 am by Joel Ross

I got a nice little treat in the mail today. Andrew Connell, who is one of five or six (I think) CMS MVPs, has been very kind to me. A couple of months ago, partly as a result of some minor information I threw his way, he asked me if I had an MSDN subscr… more »

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My Rental Car - One More Time

posted on 2005-09-03 at 23:07:02 by Joel Ross

Well, I'm back in Michigan after a week on-sight, and driving my Cavalier isn't quite as fun as the Dodge Charger, which is what I had as my rental car in California. Yeah, my car is cheaper to drive, but it doesn't quite have the pick up the rental did.… more »

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Programming On A Calculator

posted on 2005-08-01 at 22:29:00 by Joel Ross

There's a post on Engadget about porting Doom to the TI-84 and TI-83, and it brought back some memories for me! You see, when I was in highschool, I never had a computer - at least not until my senior year. But I did have a TI-85 calculator. So I starte… more »

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Motorola E815 Cell Phone

posted on 2005-07-13 at 23:32:55 by Joel Ross

Over the weekend, I started looking at a new cell phone. I found the Motorola E815, and decided that was the one I wanted. It has bluetooth, voice activated dialing (without pre-recording names!), and is a camera phone - something I think I'll use since… more »

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Turning Off My TiVo

posted on 2005-07-07 at 22:51:27 by Joel Ross

About a year ago, I bought a series 1 TiVo. It was (obviously) used, and I never planned on keeping it as long as I have. It was a temporary stop-gap until Charter came out with their DVR service, which has been promised to be available in a month for ab… more »

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The Sloganizer

posted on 2005-06-30 at 01:22:31 by Joel Ross

I found a link in BlogPulse this weekend to The Sloganizer, and I'm having fun clicking the button over and over. I'm creating a slogan for this site, Here's the best (or most outrageous) ones so far. See more. Do more. It mus… more »

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Now What?

posted on 2005-06-25 at 00:45:10 by Joel Ross

I'm sitting here with no unread blog posts, no unread email, and no podcasts to listen to. Now what? more »

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Google Sight Seeing

posted on 2005-05-31 at 23:03:52 by Joel Ross

This is completely off-topic, but I found a link to Google Sight Seeing, and it's pretty cool. It's a site that highlights interesting satellite images that people have found. I spent some time a week ago going through all of their archives while watchi… more »

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