Archive for November 2011

Are Chicago Public School teachers overdeveloped?

Today begins a three week stretch in which my sons will go to school for only three days a week. This week, Veteran’s Day is Friday the 11th but the school added a “Professional Development Day” on Thursday. The first three-day week. Next week report card pick-up is on Thursday and traditionally on report card... Read more »

Take "do a barrel roll" out for a spin

Take "do a barrel roll" out for a spin
I’ve never particularly enjoyed doing aerobatics and therefore Google’s latest easter egg “do a barrel roll” didn’t hold a whole lot of interest for me. But still. I kinda wanted to see it. At least once. (Go to Google’s home page Google Home Page and type in “do a barrel roll.” The whole page flips... Read more »

A Suburban Dad's Guest Blog: Spamming a Spammer

By Rick Kaempfer I recently joined Twitter (I know, I know…I’m a little behind), and when I joined, Twitter gave me a special present in return: A whole new batch of spammers/scammers. I’m sure I accidentally followed someone I shouldn’t have, and I will go through the list one by one later today, but it... Read more »
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Don't be a pumpkin bumpkin! Keep them out of the landfill

Don't be a pumpkin bumpkin! Keep them out of the landfill
I stumbled upon a way to keep our carved pumpkins out of the landfill quite accidentally about five years ago. Not having enough time to bag them up, I just put them in the backyard garden. Then never got around to it. Thanks to the squirrels and a Chicago winter, they decomposed quite nicely. By... Read more »