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  1. Part IV: Jetsetter [Africa] [THEN AND NOW SERIES}

    Part IV: Jetsetter [Africa]
    THEN AND NOW SERIES

    I had two advantures on the continent of Africa.
    In 2000 I was a Peace Corps Volunteer
    In 2006- 2008 I was a teacher at the international school.
    Both were in Beautiful Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

    In 2000, I joined the Peace Corps. We met in Philadelphia for initial training and a chance to get to know everyone. We were there for about three days. We then took a bus to New York and flew out on Air ...

    Updated May 07, 2015 at 10:45 AM by PikeStance

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  2. Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ70K

    Last year when my wife and I went to London, the digital camera I had at the time decided to die on me. It didn't completely die, it just refused to read or write to the SD card which meant I could only take a few pics before moving stuff to my laptop and clearing the internal storage which go to be a pain, and after buying two new cards for it while we were there we actually ended up buying a cheap little throw away camera to use for the rest of that trip. Cell phone cameras are only good for certain ...
  3. An update on my life.

    Two weeks ago I took the biggest exam of my life; my final comprehensive exam for my Master's Degree in History. I walked in to the exam, received my prompt, and discovered that it was the same prompt as the one from two weeks before.

    You see, I originally took in in September, and failed that. My retake for that was on the 3rd of April, and when I walked in and received my prompt, I realized that my teacher had committed an error in the prompt; she was essentially asking me to answer ...
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  4. Hell is other people's code

    by , April 17, 2015 at 12:56 PM (The Kraken of TWC)
    I have done a lot of work on this site, including both creating custom hacks and installing other peoples custom hacks and tweaking them to suit our needs. I've released some of the custom hacks I've done so that other vbulletin sites can use them. My biggest gripe is other people writing bad code, sometimes just plain terrible almost unusable code and I end up having to fix it to make it work.

    I'll be the first to admit that there's no real concrete set of standards that all coders ...
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  5. Update on the IRS situation

    This is too long to put in the comments section, so I will post some info and reply to comments as well.

    I managed to eliminate $24,800 of that $52,000 number by faxing them a ton of paperwork, after I went and bought a damned FAX machine. They haven't confirmed that yet (they need 30 days....) and then I will get another letter telling me what they think.

    They are still probably going to bang me on $6,000 worth of donations that got reclassified from "Personal ...
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