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Darnell Clatyon

Darnell Clatyon
A Personal blog about life, liberty and the pursuit of technology.
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8K Run
2012-05-29 00:08:00
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More About: Health
Exercise Imbalance
2012-05-16 03:24:00
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Farewell My Frenemy
2012-04-19 05:41:00
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More About: Friends
Pince Nez Transitions
2012-04-13 05:09:00
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More About: Technology , Transitions
Racism, Bigotry and the Merchant of Venice
2012-03-24 22:22:00
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More About: Entertainment , Bigotry , Racism
Solitude
2012-02-27 15:33:00
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More About: Life
Licking my wounds
2012-02-06 22:52:00
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More About: Sports
When Vampires Go SciFi (Underworld: Awakening)
2012-01-20 21:27:00
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More About: Movies
Friends with benefits
2012-01-17 21:34:00
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Stones In His Pocket?
2011-12-17 23:10:00
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More About: Entertainment
My Djembe Friends
2011-11-27 22:34:00
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More About: Music , Friends
Who wants to play 3 man chess?
2011-11-26 23:25:00
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More About: Gaming , Play
Happy ?Feast on the Flesh of Turkey? Day!!
2011-11-24 19:07:00
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More About: Holidays , Food , Turkey
The First Cut(s) Are The Deepest
2011-11-21 19:04:00
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More About: Politics
Steve Jobs: Superhero or Sh? Head?
2011-11-06 23:34:00
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More About: Steve Jobs , Book Reviews , Superhero
iDownloaded ?Steve Jobs? via iBooks?
2011-10-24 16:29:00
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The Elephant Man Will Make You Cry Elephant Tears (Review)
2011-10-15 20:37:00
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More About: Entertainment , Review , Make
Killing 5 Finger Foot Funk
2011-10-01 21:29:00
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deFacebooking Myself
2011-09-29 18:58:00
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More About: Technology
Slangish
2011-01-13 19:03:00
In an attempt to blog once a day upon my personal site, I'm using a site called Plinky to help inspire random thoughts for my personal blog. The Children Of Hamelin by Norman Spinrad. Most (if not all) of the slang words that I use are from scifi shows and flicks, which is probably not ...
A Festivus Miracle! (Facebook)
2010-12-24 05:10:00
Well to my surprise it looks like my Facebook overlords have blessed me with the social inbox which means I have yet another email account to manage. While it’s far from a Gmail killer, it definitely has killed off other email clients (like Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, etc.) due to the fact it actually can defend ...
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Why I Chose Page.ly For WordPress (A Belated Entry)
2010-12-18 06:25:00
I’ve been receiving emails via the contact form (which unfortunately is being used by spammers as of late) asking why I chose Page .ly for hosting, despite the fact that it costs 8 times more than my previous host, HostMonster. While the answer why I left HostMonster is easy (the price was cheap but so was the ...
More About: Wordpress , Word , Press
Dear @Wikileaks, You Just Lost A ?Fan?
2010-12-06 21:40:00
Being a libertarian I have been supportive of @Wikileaks right to leak information, as (truth be told) there is no major distinction between the @NYTimes and Wikileaks (despite my government’s insistence that Wikileaks is nothing more than a bunch of punks behind laptops). However it looks like once again Wikileaks is crossing the line, which ...
More About: Internet , Lost , Government , Annoying
Guns, Aliens And Freaky Funky Music
2010-11-25 04:43:00
After the dismal failings of Skyline (thanks to everyone who warned me about it!), I think I’ve found the movie that I’ll pay big bucks to see. As far as I can tell from the preview, it has everything I want in a movie: action, adventure, suspense, drama, aliens, war, and most importantly a good ...
More About: Movies , Music , Guns , Aliens
I Cut The Roap (And You Should Too)
2010-10-16 03:52:00
After swearing off iGames (because they were too addictive, boring, mindless or all 3) I found a game that is as challenging as chess, as fun as Snail Mail and as addicting as Twitter. I came across this game via Mashable and after paying 99 pennies it’s now my favorite app! It’s a great way ...
I Cut The Roap (And You Should Too)
2010-10-16 03:52:00
After swearing off iGames (because they were too addictive, boring, mindless or all 3) I found a game that is as challenging as chess, as fun as Snail Mail and as addicting as Twitter. I came across this game via Mashable and after paying 99 pennies it’s now my favorite app! It’s a great way ...
Server Migrations?
2010-10-09 19:59:00
I’m in the process of migrating my sites off of HostMonster and upon ________ (will reveal all later). While Hostmonster has been an excellent host, I’ve worn out my welcome (more or less) and I need a host who loves WordPress more than I do. Since I’m tired of my sites going down, creating errors ...
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Server Migrations?
2010-10-09 19:59:00
I’m in the process of migrating my sites off of HostMonster and upon ________ (will reveal all later). While Hostmonster has been an excellent host, I’ve worn out my welcome (more or less) and I need a host who loves WordPress more than I do. Since I’m tired of my sites going down, creating errors ...
More About: Server
Gmail For The Win!! (Plus A Free T-Shirt)
2010-10-05 04:27:00
It looks like Gmail is sending me one of their spiffy T-shirts! Yeah, it’s just a T-shirt, but truth be told I’m crazy about Gmail. Of all the dozens of email clients that I’ve tried, Gmail (or Google Mail for those of you in Germany) is my favorite Google product which rescued me from Microsoft ...
More About: Free , Shirt , T-Shirt
Gmail For The Win!! (Plus A Free T-Shirt)
2010-10-05 04:27:00
It looks like Gmail is sending me one of their spiffy T-shirts! Yeah, it’s just a T-shirt, but truth be told I’m crazy about Gmail. Of all the dozens of email clients that I’ve tried, Gmail (or Google Mail for those of you in Germany) is my favorite Google product which rescued me from Microsoft ...
More About: Free , Shirt , T-Shirt
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