Javascript Step-By-Step is an introductory Javascript book. It covers the very basics from Javascript syntax and usage to more advanced topics such as AJAX and JQuery. Unfortunately by covering so much it delivers little of use.  One of the key refrains is “however, learning how to do that is beyond the scope of this book”. Since […]

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Joshua on September 19th, 2008

We went to Great Harvest Bread Co.  A national franchise that I’ve heard is pretty good.  All I wanted was some fresh whole wheat flour.  You see, one of their big selling points is that they grind their own wheat everyday in the bakery.  I wanted to start a sourdough starter and fresh whole wheat […]

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Joshua on October 8th, 2007

Rarely do I get excited by any products designed for kids or for their parents. Usually they are cheap, poorly made, really badly implemented or just plain a waste of money. I can’t count the number of things we thought we needed before Wesley was born that we can live without. Or things that seem […]

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Joshua on September 15th, 2007

There are lots of reasons to shop at REI. The great product selection, the knowledgeable and friendly staff, their environmentalism, their community activism, their general corporate policies. But here is another. We bought a child carrier for Wesley sometime last summer. Its the kind you can actually do some hiking in and it wasn’t cheap. […]

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