Reducing number of blogs

When I discovered the database corruption for hotaboutlinux.com, my first thought was to rebuild the site from stored articles. The only loss would be the comments from readers. Loss of comments is not good, but not the end of the world.

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Closet nudist or not

Since I was a small child, my preference was to be naked, completely naked, all the time. My parents had a different view of nudity, so I became a closet nudist. When I was alone, especially outside, I would strip off my clothes, and enjoy the feeling of being nude. Social circumstances prevent finding other nudists, until I left home for college.

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Reality clashing with Dreams

A year ago, we lived comfortably in Costa Rica on just social security. The pursuit of a writing career was looking good. As a freelance journalist, I was making extra money from writing about Android and cellphones in Costa Rica. For six months it was fun, and then the paper ran out of money to pay writers. I started Android News for Costa Rica, but it never has made any money, although writing articles is fun.

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Pursuing Dreams

The pursuit of dreams provides meaning to life. Until I married Susan and moved to Costa Rica, dreams were nothing more than dreams. With my ex-wife, only her dreams counted, and I was to finance those dreams. After breaking my leg, I was no longer able to finance the dreams. My ex decides to divorce me, so that she could find someone who could finance her dreams.

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Medicare and Living in Costa Rica

Medicare  does not provide coverage in Costa Rica. Except for Mexico, this applies to all countries. Your Medicare Supplement or Advantage plan may cover vacations, but not for actual residence in another country.

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Life Style Changes

It has been a long time since my last post. My ex-wife asked for a received a divorce. My last post was just after I started working at Wal-Mart. A valiant attempt pass the Red Had Certified Engineer exam. Kept passing the System Administrator exam, but always just barely missed passing the Engineer exam. Met my new and beautiful wife on the Internet. We were married in August in Costa Rica, where I am now living.

Since I am  no longer working at Wal-Mart in Laurel, I need to find temporary work until the house sells. My goal is to retire to a life of writing, working with stained glass, and helping my wife in her chocolate business.

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Rape of the Consumer

It started with the credit card companies and has spread to mortgage companies, drug companies, and insurance companies. The message is clear – “If you regulate us, we will raises our prices.” It is unmitigated rape of the consumer by large and powerful companies.

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Facebook Social Plugins versus Privacy

The hot news is that Facebook’s new social plugins constitute an invasion of privacy. In my opinion, those who make that statement fail to understand the Internet and the inner working of browsers. They are making a fool of themselves and are making a lot of noise about nothing. The real story is hidden beneath the flack.

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Web Site in a Week

On Thursday, April 15, I received an e-mail from Monica about the possibility of creating a Web site for Bridger Fur Company, and that she had quoted them a special price. To build a Web site at that quoted price eliminated any traditional means for building a site. It was a job for Drupal, and open-source CMS. We met with Doug Judkins on Saturday to find out what he needed. He wanted a store front with a checkout that integrated to PayPal. He also wanted to be able to enter maintain the content himself.

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New Complication to My Femur Fracture

The technical term for the current status of the two breaks in my femur is nonunion. In translation, it means that bone growth appears to have ceased and the bridging of the fractures with new bone growth is not complete.

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