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"Viacom, parent of UPN and Paramount, told a group of investment analysts that it would indeed premiere a new Star Trek series in the fall, according to a report by On24 media reporter Rick Ellis…

"Rumors have suggested that the new series, being developed by Star Trek: Voyager executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, will center on the early days of the Federation, in the days before the original series. Berman has denied those rumors."

Mmmmm… Star Trek… (insert Homer Simson drooling sound here)

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Today Dave wrote a snippet about dogs:

Ain’t that cool. A universal truth. Dogs are always up for a walk. Ever meet a dog who didn’t want to go for a walk?

Speaking of dogs, it’s funny – more than three years after I first read it, I still point people at this, one of my all-time favorites. Here’s a quote:

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.

BTW, Sally and I are most likely getting a dog very soon.

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Dave Winer: “Jake is a smart dude and tells a good story. In case you don’t know, he works at UserLand. And we’re proud of that fact.” Thanks Dave! Your kind words are much appreciated.

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Yesterday, Jeff Barr wrote:

He looked at it and promised to get back to me soon. The next day I got a phone call from their “VP of Indexing” (how many people in the world have that title?). We walked through my log file and he was pretty amazed by what I had found. It seems that some kind of DNS issue on their side caused them to use my domain (vertexdev.com) as some kind of default. I’m honored, of course. I asked him if this merited a T-Shirt and he thought it did, so I emailed my address to him.

As of this writing, they are still trying to figure out what is going on, and I am still getting the hits.

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I just saw this in my referer log:

http://search.msn.com/results.asp?q=software+engineer&FORM=SMCRT&cfg=SMCINITIAL&v=1&un=doc

Apparently if you do a search on MSN for ‘software engineer’, this site comes up number 5, right between Cheesecake the Clown (a software engineer who moonlights as a clown in the Boston area) and Xearl, Warrior Princess Does the Macarena (don’t ask).

Am I that notorietous? (And isn’t that a word?)

This also means that if you’re a Windows user, and you type ‘software engineer’ into the URL bar in Internet Explorer, you’ll see this site as #5 of 111 sites. I have no idea why it’s so high in MSN’s rankings, but you don’t see me complaining now, do you? ;): Smile!

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In case you hadn’t noticed, I changed my picture (at the left) for Halloween. I like it so much that I think I’ll leave it. ;): Smile!

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Yes, I’m 31 years old today.

When I have a birthday, people always ask me, “So how does it feel to be 31?”

I think it’s kind of a dumb question. I probably feel more different day-to-day than birthday-to-birthday. Know what I mean? Anyway, I’m not really trying to disappoint with my response, but my answer is usually something like, “I feel about the same as I did yesterday.” – whether or not that’s true. What is true is that if I feel different today, it’s almost certainly not because I’m 31 today and I wasn’t yesterday.

Anyway, as far as birthdays go, I see no reason why 31 should be any worse or better than any other, so thanks for wishing me a happy one. I didn’t plan a party, but a buddy bought me tickets to see King Crimson later in the month, and I’m going to go out to a nice dinner tonight with Sally. That will make me feel good, but it doesn’t have very much to do with me turning 31. ;): Smile!

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