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Sep 29 2013

Moving over Slashdot Journal posts

Read my blog via RSS and wonder why a bunch of posts from 2002 are showing up? Well, sorry about that. but it is a result of my trying to get all my scattered Internet writing under one roof. Previously I moved over my LiveJournal posts by exporting everything from LiveJournal and then importing them …

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Aug 19 2012

LiveJournal Import

Earlier I had started moving over posts one at a time; fixing up the links, marking them as ‘originally posted on LJ’, and what-not. I was also being fairly selective and not moving over the crap posts and the memes. The problem was simple: it was a lot of work. As a result the effort …

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Jun 17 2012

Coming Soon: Trip Report and Clarion West Writeathon

Sometime over the next few weeks I will be posting reports of my recent trip to Peru and South Florida. I just got back home a few hours ago, so I’m too tired to even start sorting through the pictures right now, but I promise I will get to it as soon as possible. (Right …

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Oct 10 2011

Endings and Beginnings

I originally set up this weblog a full year ago, even writing a ‘first post’ breathlessly explaining how this was going to be an active site. Then I let it lay fallow ever since, failing to live up to my own expectations and falling further behind in catching up every one of the three hundred …

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Jul 12 2010

Whoohoo! I won my name back!

About a year and a half ago I wrote about how my personal domain name (jackwilliambell.com) was stolen by domain vultures. (Go read the sordid tale, I’ll wait.) So, basically I told them to choke on it. They sent me a few more emails trying to entice me to make another offer. I ignored them. …

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Jun 02 2010

Paths and the choosing thereof

We’ve all been there. That place where you don’t know who you really are. Where you stand there alone, looking inside yourself, and all you see is nine kinds of useless and three kinds of stupid and at least one kind of crazy. Where you look around you and see a lot of material things …

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Apr 29 2010

I am, as they say, ‘at liberty’

Today, I was laid off. My position was eliminated during a fairly significant management reshuffling and I preferred the layoff over demotion to senior developer. (Yeah, I may end up a senior dev somewhere else, but that would be somewhere else. It is a fine distinction, I will admit.) So, I’m not exactly out on …

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Aug 03 2009

Sorry about lack of updates recently

I’ve been kind of overwhelmed by various things and LJ is usually first to go when that happens. However, I can promise much to come over the next few days. However, I cannot promise to maintain any kind of frequent posting schedule after that for a few months. Work is going to be capturing most …

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Apr 16 2009

How brief can I make an update?

I haven’t updated here in a while and I feel guilty as hell about it. The two or three people still reading this journal deserve one, after all! And it isn’t like I have nothing to share. In fact I have had an extremely busy time lately, with lots of incredible stuff happening. Maybe this …

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Feb 04 2009

A certain whiff of carrion about it

About six months before Anita passed away I set up a new website for myself, using my full name for the domain. (It was jackwilliambell.com, but I’m not linking; more on why later.) The hosting company took care of the domain name and I did a quick and dirty home page intending to revisit it …

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