Marathon Man

January 7, 2010

Only a tiny fraction of people on the planet have ever completed a marathon – by some estimates, only a fraction of one percent. On Sunday, I plan to join that elite club, with a goal of finishing in five hours or less. Am I nervous? Hell, yes. Do I think I’ll do it? Same […]

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Bradford L. Graham, 1968-2010

January 4, 2010

Bradford L. Graham, 1968-2010 Brad Graham has suddenly left us. If you can measure a man by the size of the hole in the hearts he left behind, Brad is a giant. We’ll miss you, friend.

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Training log – final long run

December 20, 2009

Training log – final long run Originally uploaded by MikeWas I’ve now completed my last long run before tapering for the Disney Marathon on Jan. 10. Today was a 20-miler in 3:57. For the first time, I think I’m ready.

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Eighteen. Uh-oh.

December 13, 2009
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Eighteen miles, in a car, is not far at all. It’s a brief excursion; a side trip; a short jaunt. On two feet, eighteen miles is brutal. Thirteen? Doable. Fifteen? Challenging, but still enjoyable. Eighteen miles is pain – a totally different beast from the slightly shorter distances. I’ve tried it twice now, once by […]

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Guess who’s turning 10 today?

December 11, 2009
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Back in the closing days of the last century, roughly a Spartan military unit of us tried our hand at this little thing called “blogging.” One of those brave souls, who persists to this day, is Sean Hackbarth, the author of “The American Mind.” Now, Sean is clearly a bullshit artist and a suck-up where […]

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You are hereby summoned:
a one-day glimpse into jury duty

December 7, 2009
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A jury of your peers The right to trial by jury is so precious in our legal system that there are not one, but two amendments in the Bill of Rights that protect it: The Sixth Amendment for criminal matters, and the Seventh Amendment for civil trials. The flip side of that jury right is […]

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An open letter to the Florida State Seminoles football team

December 5, 2009
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Dear Seminoles: When history looks back on the tenure of Bobby Bowden, it will remember three of his teams. The first two are obvious: they are the teams that won a national championship under his guidance, first in 1993 and again in 1999. The third team? By an accident of timing, that team is you […]

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Why the GPL/Derivative Work debate doesn’t matter for WordPress themes

December 1, 2009
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Note: this is not legal advice. This is my opinion, nothing more. If you want legal advice, hire a lawyer. Update July 16, 2010 – I’ve said all along that actual incorporation of code makes “the work is probably derivative, and the GPL probably applies.” With that in mind, please go read Andrew Nacin’s post […]

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Why the GPL does not apply to premium WordPress themes

November 22, 2009
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Update Please check out the companion piece to this article, Why the GPL/Derivative Work debate doesn’t matter for WordPress themes July 16, 2010 – I’ve said all along that actual incorporation of code makes “the work is probably derivative, and the GPL probably applies.” With that in mind, please go read Andrew Nacin’s post about […]

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