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Pugs in the Snow

We had the first big snowstorm (by Cape Cod standards) the other day. Marley had his first romp in the snow!

We took Punky and Marley for an awesome walk around the neighborhood; it’s a real winter wonderland! Perfect snow for snowballs so I took the opportunity to hurl a few mercilessly at Amanda. Marley loved his first walk in the snow; He and Punky were going crazy chasing each other through the snow that was almost over their heads in places.

Here’s a quick video Amanda shot when we first got outside. I think Marley’s still a little shocked in this; he got much more into it later on.

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  • New Pug Puppy!

    These are some videos I’ve taken over the past week of our new black pug puppy named Marley (Robert Nesta to be specific). He has the same Dam and Sire as Punky, our 1½ year old pug; Punky’s got a new little brother!
    He’s now almost 8 weeks old but he was 7 weeks in most of the videos.

    Punky with her new brother Marley

    Punky’s first time meeting her new brother Marley. This was filmed by my girlfriend Amanda at the breeder’s house when he was just 6 weeks old.

    Playful Pug is Playful

    Marley the black Pug puppy goin nuts with his newfound favorite toy: the mini tennisball. He’s not even 8 weeks here.

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  • A real live Liger!

    A Liger, by the way, is a cross between a male lion and a female tiger; not the other way around. That specific combination is the only way to achieve the extraordinary size that is common with Ligers. A female lion and a male tiger produce a “Tigon” which usually will end up being smaller than either of it’s parent’s; sort of the opposite. Genetics are weird.

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  • lsof

    lsof is the Linux/Unix über-tool. I use it most for getting network connection related information from a system, but that’s just the beginning for this amazing and little-known application. The tool is aptly called lsof because it “lists open files“. And remember, in Unix just about everything (including a network socket) is a file.

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  • My Father’s latest book, Owning the Sierra Nevada: a short history of a long infatuation came off the presses at the end of June. On this past Sunday, July 9th, the book was reviewed in the Los Angeles Times book review. This has come as a rather big surprise because the review copy of the book that was sent to the LA Times was done only as a long-shot. A review from them, was–to say the least– not expected. The LA Times is one of the biggest and most read newspapers in the country, right behind the New York Times. Hopefully this review will spark more and more interest in the book and cause it to start flying off the shelves. Multiple bookstores have already placed orders for copies of the book after reading the review.

    If you are interested in acquiring a copy (or copies) of the book you can contact my Father directly via his website or wait until the book shows up in a bookstore near you; hopefully sooner rather than later.

    View a compilation of reviews for Owning the Sierra Nevada.

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  • Possible domain buy out!

    Well, last night I got home from my buddy’s 21st birthday to find that I had received the following email:

    Hi Ben,

    It seems we share the same name. Would you consider selling the rights to either of these domain names?


    If you have a price in mind I’d love to hear it.

    Ben Harold
    Harold Consulting, Inc.

    Confused at first, I soon realized that for the first time in my life I had come in contact with someone sharing the exact same name as me. No huge surprise I guess, it had to happen eventually. Anyways, it seems Mr. Harold runs (or is starting) a business named “Harold Consulting” and is interested in purchasing this domain (benharold.com) for use on his business’ website.

    In my reply, I explained to him the obvious sentimental value of owning the domain as well as the fact that I already have an established personal site setup at the domain that is highly ranked in the search engines. Taking all that into account, I told him to make me an offer I can’t refuse ;-) . We’ll see what happens.

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