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Offline doesn’t have to mean out of touch

A fact that I considered, but didn’t really worry about when I got my iPad, was that it’s a Wi-Fi-only model. The 3G models weren’t available yet and I don’t want to deal with AT&T anyway. Wi-Fi, while pretty common, is not freely available everywhere. Fortunately, it seems to be where I am about 80% […]

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Still alive

I hope I’ll get a little time to write some more stuff soon.

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I have seen the future of the web and it is shiny [UPDATED]

Web 2.0 is here. Sure, it’s the future of the Internet, but since the Internet waits for nobody, we need to deal with this wonderful future technology now. Why? Well, mainly because it’s here. This doesn’t even take into account Web 3.0, but since it’s a real future technology, not a future technology of today, […]

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Lucky me! A job offer.

The world must know about me now. I’m getting job offers from companies I haven’t even sent an application. Heck, I’m not even looking for a job, being rather happy with my current employment circumstances. But when I woke up this morning, look what was waiting for me in my email box:

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A Few Good Books

James Lileks is one of the funniest writers around. His sense of humor is a bit weird, but he’s always got a great take on the mundane as well as the ridiculous. His daily Bleat blog ( is a must read. His web site ( will entertain you for hours. He also has a new […]

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Everyone Has a Dream

I saw this on the Today Show this morning. This site is run by a guy who is pretty clear about his dream: (It looks like quite a few people also saw it so you may encounter a “service unavailable” error or broken pictures. Hit reload a few times or wait a day or […]

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Got Penguins? Put a Pool in Your House!

I always thought that only rich people with huge homes had pools in their homes. I was incorrect. Imaginative people who want a habitat for their pengiuns also have them. And they go about getting them in interesting ways. The Infamous Ghetto Indoor Pool not only is a great story, but has detialed photos of […]

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Dr. Seuss Research Yields Green Ham

What do you get when Taiwanese researchers cross pig embryos and jellyfish DNA? Green-glowing pigs! BBC News reports. I know you’re thinking that if pgis can be made green, eggs can’t be far behind. Easter tradition and the folks at PAAS (Happy 125th birthday!) had that one covered years ago. I’m not sure what all […]

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The Train! The Train!

A train that travels at 502KPH. That’s over 311MPH! I imagine getting caught at a railroad crossing would ruin not only your day, but everyone on the train’s as well. I knew that maglev technology was progressing, but not this far. See the maglev train video on Google Video. I don’t think Las Vegas needs […]

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Learn How to be a Ninja

With a t-shirt and a little attitude, you, too can be a Ninja. Enjoy that Ninja lifestyle and, of course, kick a little ass if you are so disposed. You’re a Ninja after all. Who’s going to argue? Here’s how to do it:

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Wallets: I Duct the Issue

I wanted to wait until after the holidays were over to avoid anyone who saw this and had gift ideas. Never give a man a wallet as a gift. Just don’t do it. Men are picky about their wallets. Most men will use a wallet until it becomes a worn leather flap that surrounds their […]

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A Fun Way to Get IP Addresses

If you’re looking for an interesting way to find out your IP address, IP Vegas has it. Visit that site and your IP address will show up on a Las Vegas style slot machine. It looks like a free ad-supported site. Scroll down the page for a few network utilities as well. You can do […]

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Something Else I Don’t Need

As I cruise the Information Highway I see lots of stuff. Some of it is pretty useful and other things leave me scratching my head and wondering, “Why?” I’ll let you guess where I stand on the following product. It’s called the VroomBox and claims to make your plain old boring car, their example is […]

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OK, so I took a week off…

I love writing this site. And I appreciate the feedback from my friends and family who visit. I kind of wish more people would visit and leave comments, but I’ll get to that in a minute. Unfortunately, real life sometimes gets in the way of sharing bits and pieces of your life online. I have […]

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Check Your Stats, You Might Be Missing Something

The say that Google page rank is everything on the Internet these days, and that getting it is somewhat of a black science. I don’t write these pages with any particular page ranking in mind. Since “Lars Vargas” is a fairly uncommon name, I tend to rank pretty high (usually at the top) when searched […]

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Feeling Like a Flake? Draw one!

I grew up in the snow. I had to shovel snow. I don’t like snow. Yet something draws me to it. I’m not sure what, but maybe it’s pining for some part of my youth that doesn’t’ involve a shovel. Anyway, drawn to snow or not, you can draw your own snow one flake at […]

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