Category Archives: Personal

Look Out Texas – Here We Come!

In my last blog entry I explained some of my reasons for taking a sabbatical year in Slovakia (roughly from June 2006 through November 2007), the primary reason being an opportunity to move into a new career as an instructor … Continue reading

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My Slovak Sabbatical

Well we’ve been back in the States for a month now, and I’m finally sitting down to write a blog post reflecting on our experience spending the last year and a half living in Slovakia. It was a bold move, … Continue reading

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Arresting Spam

About a year ago I posted a blog entry on the problem of spam and what measures we have available as individuals to take back our inbox from spammers. At the time I started using a service called SpamCop, and … Continue reading

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Customer Service? It Depends on Your Point of View

As someone who regularly travels to different countries, I’ve taken notice of how various cultures view the concept of customer service. The age old phrase, “The customer is always right,” is something we’ve come to take for granted in America. … Continue reading

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A Day with Boy Wonder

Anybody remember Boy Wonder, the pint-size version of Super Man? Well, today I had the pleasure of spending an entire day with the caped crusader, none other than my son, Kerrigan. Having spend most of the last month away from … Continue reading

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My Niece Cynthia

The following is a comment I posted to an article on the web site of the Ventura County Star on the man who just plead guilty to felony vehicular manslaughter in the death of my niece Cynthia on October 16, … Continue reading

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First Steps … The First of Many

Today Kerrigan took his very first steps! (Click here to see the video – you’ll need a high-speed Internet connection.) He had already started to babble while I was away on my trip to New York and Los Angeles. But … Continue reading

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Bye For Now, Dad

2007 started on a sad note, with the passing of my father, Thomas Sneed. He had just turned 76 on December 24th, but shortly after that his condition started to deteriorate. First his kidneys started to give out, which in … Continue reading

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Where Are We? A 2006 Recap

2006 has indeed been a pivotal year for our family. Not only did we incorporate a new member into our family, our son Kerrigan, but I also underwent a somewhat dramatic career change, coupled with moving from Southern California to … Continue reading

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Can we Really Can Spam?

Can we Really Can Spam? Today I woke up, mad as hell, and decided I wasn’t going to take it anymore (reference to the 1976 movie, Network). I’m talking
about Spam. No, not the Monty Python Skit, but the phenomenon of unsolicited email, which starts out as a trickle, but soon culminates into a torrent, forcing many to
relinquish that old email address or take some other drastic measure. I have a Hotmail account I opened many years ago, but because of spam, I had to limit incoming mail
to people already in my address book. Because folks regularly change their email addresses (probably Continue reading

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