Steve Lovelace

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Windows XP: The OS That Refuses to Die

Microsoft is terminating support for Windows XP this spring, 13 years after the operating system first came out. To put that in perspective, it would be like MS-DOS 4.01 (released in 1988) still being...

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The Afterlife Without God

What if there’s an afterlife, but no God? It’s an idea that’s almost unthinkable in Western religion, though it is accepted in some Eastern religions. When it comes to the supernatural and the divine,...

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Frozen Pipes and Big Government

During my first winter in Texas, I saw signs outside all the apartment complexes that said, “Freeze Warning: Keep Faucets Dripping”. This came as a surprise to a Michigander like me. Up north, we...

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PC/Computing Magazine

I was a pretty big nerd as a kid, to put it mildly. After getting a Tandy computer for my 10th birthday, I became a big computer geek throughout my teenage years. Some time...

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The Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Arts District is a small area on the northeast corner of Downtown Dallas. Though it was first envisioned in the late 1970s, most of the buildings have been erected in the last...

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The Death of a Friend

My good friend Rachel Bjorklund passed away yesterday after a car accident in Indiana. Rachel was known for her bright red hair and her quiet but acerbic wit. I met her a couple of...

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The End of Long Lost Friends

When I was twelve years old, my family moved to Michigan, and I had to say goodbye to all my friends in Dupo, Illinois. A few months later, they wrote me a packet of...

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5 Fake Starbucks Ideas

A comedian named Nathan Fielder recently opened a coffee shop in California called “Dumb Starbucks”. It looked and felt just like a real Starbucks, but everything on the menu had the word “Dumb” in...

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The New Urbanism in Addison, Texas

Addison, Texas is an affluent suburb just north of Dallas. Addison is known for two things: the corporate headquarter buildings all along the Dallas North Tollway, and the plethora of restaurants along Belt Line...

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Lord Kitchener Hearts You

One of the iconic designs of the 20th century is the poster of Uncle Sam that says “I Want YOU for U.S. Army”. Though it’s closely associated with World War II, it was first...