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Getting motorcycle oil changed.

About to eat lunch.

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Getting fuel.

Hanging out in Kansas City at the company yard waiting for the next load, which should be coming sometime tomorrow.

About to head on towards Kansas City.

Dinner

Stopped here for the night on my way to Kansas City.

Picking up the next load here.

Ate lunch here. Good food, reasonable price, friendly people.

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I’ve been using Windows Vista Premium on this Gateway MX-6455 laptop for a couple of weeks at this point. I must say, Vista is easily the best-ever version of Windows.

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I was having a problem with the Sprint PCS “Connection Manager” software in Windows Vista Premium disconnecting from the Internet after about two minutes. I called the Sprint PCS air card tech support, and the guy there gave me a great work-around that will work for anyone using a Sprint PCS air card.

Simply create […]

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http://videos.icnetwork.co.uk/icnorthwales/headLg_Prog001.wmv

The second link is of the final completed tattoo:

http://videos.icnetwork.co.uk/icnorthwales/tattoo.wmv

Here’s a link to […]

Windows Vista Myths…

I just read an interesting article that debunks 10 myths that have been making the rounds about Windows Vista:

http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-10877-6156413.html

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To my darling husband,

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I was […]

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Check out this YouTube video of Hillary Clinton singing off key: