It was 1985 and I hated Bruce Springsteen

Local musician and editor of the Philadelphia Weekly Joey Sweeney recalls 1987 in Salon In the 1980s, after the “Born in the U.S.A.” juggernaut has run over the entire United States, it is as easy as it will ever be to misinterpret Bruce Springsteen. Although this is probably not what is on my mind when […]

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Getting HTML text with timeouts rediculously hard in Java

Creating a web crawler in Java is easy – if you don’t need to set timeouts shorter then the defaults. Here is a JavaWorld article and a Sun Developer Connection article on doing just that. But the moment you do require control over timeouts… ouch does it get confusing. Note that this post covers version […]

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This is the true joy in life

George Bernard Shaw This is the true joy in life – that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. That being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am […]

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The world can be a horrible place – but this time a 7 year old inspires

Time’s deserving person of the week is 7 year old Erica Pratt. A girl that has inspired many in the city and out here in the blogging world. Her strength will be remembered for a long time by many. There’s much more to this story. The Inquirer reports that the Suspected kidnappers, family have web […]

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MetaFilter goes rabbit manic

Since I am the owner of a mini-rex named Velvet, here goes some really interesting and funny links culled from Metafilter today. Signs of rabbit anger (really great site.. continue to read the other emotions), some rabbits are just too aggressive, Rockem Sockem Rabbits a game, everything you need to know to raise rabbits, a […]

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