Monthly Archives: January 2011

U.S. still #1 in manufacturing

Given the rhetoric, I doubt many people in the U.S. realize that we are still, by far, the world’s largest manufacturer. From the sounds of politicians and talking heads, I suspect a great many people think that China produces more. … Continue reading

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Library additions and my love-hate relationship with Half Price Books

We live in the city of Chicago because, despite all of the drawbacks, we prefer it over the suburbs.  In fact, we rather dislike the suburbs.  We like cities.  We like small towns.  We like the country.  But suburbs just … Continue reading

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WordPress + SmugMug

We use SmugMug as web photo album, and have happily found a way to easily integrate our pictures into our new website via the WP-SmugMug plugin, combined with a lightbox plugin. It isn’t perfect, but the limitations should be easy enough to work around. Primarily, it would seem as if… Continue reading

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