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Camera fun

Cool!

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Got a little time to kill

I had a dinner planned with a friend tonight, but he had to cancel at the last minute. Normally, I’d go home, but I have another meeting planned at 7:00pm, and if I go home I probably won’t make it to my next meeting. My couch tends to draw me over and suck me in […]

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Oh. My. Goodness. This. Is. Good. Ice. Cream.

I’m sitting here (free WiFi for the win!) at the world’s best ice cream and frozen treats place. Atomic #7 offers an amzing variety of frozen goodies, and they’re all made fresh in front of you. Nothing is frozen until it’s ordered. Once ordered, the ingredients are all mixed in liqud form and then quick […]

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Hey there Tweety!

Sorry for meaningless posts, but isn’t that what all this Web 2.0 goodness is really about? I wonder if this makes it to my Twitter account….

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iPad posting

I got an iPad a few days after they were released and I’m constantly amazed at the cool (and usually free) apps that are out for it. I can now write posts pretty much anywhere for my lovely but usued blog. Not sure if this will get me posting more, but it can’t hurt. So, […]

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Dear Massachusetts

Dear Massachusetts, Well done. Thank you for making a wise choice. I sincerely hope this is a step toward taking control of this country away form the looters and destroyers on both sides of the aisle. — Lars

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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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Breakfast of Champions

I went to lunch with a friend and Las Vegas blogger Hurricane Mikey yesterday. He actually writes in his blog, as opposed to me. I just pay hosting fees and occasionally pop in with something interesting to say or (more probably) something to complain about. Anyway, I heartily encourage you to visit his blog and […]

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Fry’s price matching works!

I’m genuinely surprised in a happy way. Fry’s has a price matching policy. It’s not plastered all over the store, but I found it on the good ol’ Interweb after a short search: If within 30 days of purchasing an item from Fry’s you see a lower in-stock price at a local competitor with a […]

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A las Vegas blogger who blogs

A friend sent me this link: http://www.meganedwards.com/features.htm I like it. A fellow Las Vegan writing about an interesting town. And it looks like she actually writes on her blog.

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Wanna sell me something? Think carefully about how you do it…

ARRGH! An insistent little person just rang my doorbell trying to get me to use her carpet cleaning service. Um … no … I don’t think so. I told her nicely that there is no solicitation in this neighborhood and she should probably leave. Now. In case her boss reads this site, here goes:

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Telemarketing scum: Wizard Carpet Cleaners of Las Vegas

I loathe telemarketing calls. That’s why our home phone is on the National Do Not Call Registry. When a telemarketer calls, I alert them to this fact and ask them to remove our number from their list. They usually apologize, and we never hear from them again. Fair enough. Mistakes happen. Unfortunately, Wizard Carpet Cleaners […]

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New Story Appears!

Could it be? A new story? Nope! Just testing the web site.

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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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Happy New Year!

2005 was a year of change in the Vargas household. Most of it was good, and we’re better off at the end of the year than when it started. We hope the same is true for you. May 2006 be a year of health, happiness and prosperity for you and yours! Happy New Year from […]

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Merry Christmas from the Vargases

Christmas brings up so many fond memories of turkeys at Grandma’s, her special stuffing, presents, and happy family times. Memories of snow, cold, and even some bad weather. So many wonderful memories, and too many to mention here. To me, Christmas simply means joy. I cannot think about Christmas without smiling. Mrs. Vargas and I […]

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An open letter to the Lexus drivers of the world

Dear Fellow Driver: Hi there! I’m another driver on the road. Just like you, I’m using the paved conduit to get form point A to point B. I know this may surprise you, since when you paid twice the going price of a Toyota for a Toyota with a badge that looks like a rip-off […]

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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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The Christmas Decorations Are Up

That’s right, it’s a “Christmas” theme. Not a “Holiday” theme. I’m totally not into that politically correct crap, where we cannot possible offend anyone for any reason, or exclude them. Then again, I never did anything to exclude anyone. They pretty much excluded themselves. But this isn’t about PC blanding everything into a homogenous gray […]

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The New Site Design Is Up

It’s amazing how a little spare time evaporates quickly and a quick project turns into one that takes much longer than anticipated. But such is life. The re-styles theme for the site is up. As usual, there are a few rough edges that will smooth out over the next few days. I am going to […]

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Minor Makeover, More to Come

I have a little bit of spare time to play with the site’s design. The original Lars Vargas design was something I threw together in a few hours in order to get a site up and going. It’s rough around the edges at best, ugly at worst. I have made a few incremental changes today, […]

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Wacky from Waxing

Las Vegas is a great place to live. We moved here for a variety of reasons. One was the weather. No hurricanes, not a lot of rain. In fact, other than the intense summer (dry) heat, Las Vegas has a very hospitable climate. While some would say that the lack of rain is one of […]

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Thank you, Veterans!

We all need to take a few moments today and reflect on what we have. And after we’ve done that, we need to think about who sacrificed to make it all possible. For more than two hundred years, the United States has offered an experiment in democracy and self-rule. In order to continue this experiment, […]

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Ok, so what IS this mess?

Well, this mess, bless its little heart, is a blog. You probably know what that is, but in the interest of complete disclosure and adding a few extra words to the page, a “blog” is a “weblog”, or someone’s log on the web. There are lots of different kinds of logs: Yule Logs, Lincoln Logs, […]

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