Matt Gets Healthy

Here I talk about the Build a Better Matt project I'm working on. If you are just interested in the stats I promised elsewhere you can click here. First, however, I wanted to touch on some of the reasons why I'm working on it and how I got here.

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Fievel OR Tales of a One Eyed Mouse OR Learning to respect your enemy

Is there a name for people you know... but don't know?

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Computer Geek seeks Math Nerd

So today I was having a discussion about shipping a TV somewhere and wanted to use the UPS/FedEx cost estimator but didn't want to go measure an actual TV. So I thought to myself I took Algebra I should be able to figure this out quickly. An hour later and I'm frustrated and can't figure out what I've done wrong.

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Tummy Troubles

First a little background for those that hadn't heard about my kidneys...

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Magic and Science

Recently my dad made mention in conversation of the following Robert Heinlein quote: "One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering" and it reminded me of the quote from Arthur C. Clarke which I consider to be the "original" (true or not).

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

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Comments on Parenting from a Non-Parent

On Brussels Sprouts...

I've recently decided that Brussels Sprouts are not bad in and of themselves just the weird icky evil things my parents used to make us eat.

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grumble... Snow... mutter... mumble...

So we finally broke down and bought ourselves that wonderous of northern (and I guess southern if you go far enough) machines...

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Welcome Home

So we're in the midst of our annual trip to Disney. Yay! For those of you that don't know Harry has Celiac Disease (which, to shorthand, is an allergy to Gluten a protein found in Wheat, Oats, Barley and Rye). Disney excels at "Creating a Magical Experience" and is one of the few places, if any, where you can go up to virtually every food stand or restaurant and get food tailored to your allergies.

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First Snow Fall

So the first snow fall of the season... a little earlier than expect and just a touch more than expected. So far... maybe a foot and they are predicting 12 to 18 inches.

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Grape Racing

So... I posted a question on Facebook for Mer about our college grape racing episode. Someone else asked what it was and I thought I should explain. Besides it's an excuse to post to my sorely under utilized blog.

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