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Gone to Carolina in my Mind

by Michael Chappell · June 28th, 2007 · No Comments

And physically. Or I could go with my alternate title “North Carolina, Come on and Raise Up”. Either way, James Taylor and Petey Pablo have something in common, and I am headed to the Tar Heel State. Not to see any Tarheels though, actually, to see the marriage of a Wolfpack (a [...]

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Almost Done

by Matthew Smith · April 11th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Senior Design presentation at 1pm. Then I’m done (for a few days).
I can’t wait.

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reinvigorate me

by Matthew Smith · March 6th, 2007 · No Comments

For a while I’ve been using Google Analytics to keep abreast of my site statistics. I recently discovered (and registered with) reinvigorate. First, second, and third impression? I like it a lot! I’ll elaborate later.

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Where in the World is Matthew?

by Matthew Smith · January 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Sorry for the long absence – I’m trying to get about a million things in order, in addition to adding a few things to the site. Hang tight! I’ll be back, I promise.

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Senior Design

by Matthew Smith · November 2nd, 2006 · No Comments

I’m neck-deep in senior design and not happy about it. At the moment, my group is hard at work on our Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and it is due on Monday. I’ll attempt to muster the strength to post all my long-overdue items sometime after that.

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Google Reader Overhaul

by Matthew Smith · October 17th, 2006 · No Comments

If you havn’t tried Google Reader yet, I recommend giving it a spin. It’s been my RSS viewer of choice for some time now, due to its simple interface and the fact that I didn’t have to signup for another service (its one of Google’s many web apps). Recently, Google Reader has been updated with [...]

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Twelve Year Old Boycotts BPI

by Matthew Smith · August 18th, 2006 · No Comments

The world needs more determined artists like young Amy Thomas. Miss Thomas is protesting against the British Phonographic Industry, the British version of our very own RIAA. The reason? The BPI has decided not to include her latest single in their charts because because of her stance on file sharing! Bravo! Success in the digital [...]

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Great Rebuttal to “Liquid Bombs on a Plane”

by Matthew Smith · August 16th, 2006 · No Comments

Just ran across this excellent rebuttal to all the media baloney about these most recent terrorists. A highly recommended article!

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