ESPN – Central Washington offers the ultimate act of sportsmanship – College Sports

Every so often there are good stories in the news……

ESPN – Central Washington offers the ultimate act of sportsmanship – College Sports: “”

(Via http://sports.espn.go.com .)

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Offline for a while?

I am switching ISPs and it is supposed to take place today, so who knows if I will have internet tonight. May be off line for a few days until the new modem gets here unless I can get the old one to work.

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Norway’s Yes vote on OOXML – What really happened

Sigh.

The Norway Vote – What really happened « Topic Maps and All That: “So this one bureaucrat, a man who by his own admission had no understanding of the technical issues, had chosen to ignore the advice of his Chairman, of 80% of his technical experts, and of 100% of the K185 old-timers. For the Chairman, only one course of action was possible. “

(Via Topic Maps and All That.)

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New dive watch on it’s way

I flooded my dive watch the other day, my fault, the crown was not screwed down properly, so it went into Citizen for repair.

I was originally quoted a fairly high repair cost, but lets face it, with sea water inside for a week before they got it, virtually all the guts would have to be replaced.

But, as some know, this is my ‘wedding’ watch which I received instead of a ring many years ago, so I have always had it repaired if anything went wrong.

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When talking to the very nice person at Citizen, she said, ‘well, that price seems quite high, lets see what we can do about that.’ She came back with a quote about half of what the original was. I was happy.

Then, there was a delay because they needed some parts from Hong Kong. When they came, they were different to the original, silver instead of gold. So Citizen has offered to replace it with a new model for the repair cost! I will get a similar model.

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I am very pleased with the way Citizen has handled this, they could have quite easily said the watch was not repairable and left it at that. I am glad to see good service still exists somewhere, and I will always recommend Citizen because of the way the handled this.

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Changing themes

I have decided to go back to a more basic theme as I was finding incompatibilities with the WordPress stats gathering package.

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