So, I've got a blog . . . Now what?

Everyone seems to be jumping on the blog bandwagon so I thought I'd give it a go as well. Haven't really got a clue what I'm going to talk about, but that's never really stopped me from saying something, so . . .

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Monday, August 23, 2004

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I'm tired. Pre-rush hour rush hour traffic in Houston is murder. I was privileged to face it twice today. Once this morning without benefit of coffee and once this afternoon without benefit of an armoured all terrain vehicle. And I get to do it four more times this week. I'm taking a course in Houston and I get to drive to the Galleria. I'm not sure which I hate more - Houston traffic or


If the Whole World could vote for president of the U.S. this year, is where everyone would go to do it. Check it out. Last time I looked, Kerry was winning by a landslide.

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I've gotten a couple of emails that reference some Cambridge University research study on the human mind which did not include any kind of bona fides for the study. Doing a search - not an intensive one, mind you - I couldn't find anything online for it. However, the gist of the research seemed to be that as long as the first and last letters of a word were placed correctly and all the remaining letters of a word are included, it doesn't really matter how a word is spelled for the human mind to recognize it. In other words, it doesn't matter how you misspell a word as long as you misspell it correctly. Take for example the last email on the topic I received:


Don't delete this because it looks weird. Believe it or not you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdgnieg The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt!

Didn't really have any problem reading the part that looks like gobblygook, did you? Will wonders never cease?!?

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