Monday, September 08, 2008

Dona A. Dugal, 1930-2008

Dona A. Dugal

PhotoDUGAL, DONA A., 78, of Woonsocket and formerly of Pawtucket, passed away Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center, Providence. He was the husband of Pauline (Beaudry) Dugal.

Born in Pawtucket, he was the son of the late George and Jennie (Clausse) Dugal. Mr. Dugal was a mechanic for the Auto Show of Seekonk, MA for several years, retiring in 1998.

Besides his wife, he leaves his former wife, Dorothy (Wunschel) Dugal, a son, David Dugal of New Hampshire, a daughter, Diane Bynum of Cranston, three step daughters, Donna Bell of Pawtucket, Kim Marie Bell of New Hampshire, and Tammy West of Pawtucket, two sisters, Mary St. George of Pawtucket, and Frances Borges of Pawtucket, and eight step grandchildren.

Mr. Dugal was one of the first mechanic's of Leonard Ink D.B.A. Auto Show of Seekonk MA, for over 30 years, Retiring in 1998. He also did some Modeling with Mr. Leonard through the Donahue Modeling Agency. Through the years Don had a LOVE for OLD CARS, He loved breathing new life into old cars that needed him, He could not pass a JUNK YARD without bringing one home. There are maybe 500 cars he has fixed for friends and family members that are still on the road today. Don also belonged to the Rolling Rhodes Car Club, The Drifters, & the Four Seasons Rambler AMCRC Car Club.

Visiting hours Tuesday 5-9PM. at the COSTIGAN-ONEILL Funeral Home, 220 Cottage Street, Pawtucket. The funeral will be Wednesday at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Saint Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. Burial will be private. Reception will be held after the funeral, everyone is invited to the basement of the Church for a small luncheon.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pioneer Sneaks Out $2200 Elite BDP-09FD; First Blu-ray Player That Crushes the PS3

Last May Pioneer told us that autumn would bring a "super duper" Blu-ray player--the most powerful Blu-ray player ever built. It makes up for the current crop, which are lower in price but are missing key features like BD-Live for internet-based content. Well, not a leaf has fallen off a tree, yet here it is already, the $2,200 Elite BDP-09FD. Feature-wise, the best Blu-ray player on the market has been the PS3--turns out, an extra $1,700 will buy you something that kills Sony's game console as far as Blu-ray and other media are concerned.
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Pork and Beans

Incredibly hilarious video by Weezer. See if you can catch all the YouTube viral video cameos. Absolutely brilliant!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

OB/GYN + Earthquake = VagQuake!

A 5.4 earthquake hit Tuesday while Verdell Wilson was having an exam in her gynecologist's Los Angeles office. Given it was her first earthquake experience, Wilson did what comes naturally--she twittered it."As soon as I got dressed, I twittered my experience from my cell phone," Wilson said. "I usually twitter to 80 friends, but I now have 274 messages from people commenting on it."

And then Twitter and FriendFeed exploded with comments and references and replies. Verdell's experience even prompted chitown.mike to post a mock-up motivational poster about it:

Bad Day by chitown.mike.

Clearly this is a new Internet meme and the beginning of the latest Internet viral concept.

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Juniper: Enterprise demand strong; Johnson hired to scale up

Current Juniper CEO Scott Kriens delivered strong quarter results, said enterprise demand was solid and outlined the primary reason Kevin Johnson was hired as his replacement: He knows how to scale.

Ahead of its earnings report Thursday, Juniper made the Johnson news official. The company has hired Kevin Johnson, who used to run Microsoft’s platform and services division, which was split up by the software giant. And judging from Juniper’s announcement Johnson is walking into a good situation.

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Mozilla Sets World Record

With over 8 million downloads Mozilla sets the Guinness World Record for most software downloads in 24 hours.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Color Management add-on for Firefox 3

The Color Management add-on for Firefox 3 by Sean Hayes is a must for any avid photographer or enthusiast who knows the difference between sRGB and Adobe RGB. Firefox 3 adds support for non-sRGB colorspaces, but the Color Management add-on easily enables it, and allows specification of monitor profile as well. Install this now!

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Zippo Tricks by Nathan Walker

Pretty clever, possibly unedited slight of hand tricks with one or more Zippo lighters. My pyro daughter is looking on with delight. I think I'll hide my Zippo tonight ...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Finally -- Skype CallerID for North Americans

This week Skype has modified this service such that Skype users can select either their SkypeIn (Online) number or mobile phone number as their CLI or CallerID to be sent with their SkypeOut calls. And now it applies to North American Skype users.

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Our three new kits at play.

Introducing our three new baby ferrets (called "kits"). Angel is the red-eyed white albino ferret. Josie is the champagne ferret. And Midnight is the black sable ferret. Each has a different personality. We're waiting to find out which will become the Alpha Weasel.

Am I on plugin keeps you off MySpace forever!

It appears you are not on You're safe at the moment, but at any point you could accidentally follow the wrong link and end up stuck inside the sweaty armpit of the Internet. But with our helpful Firefox plugin you can browse in peace again. Any visit to MySpace will cause it to jump in and save you with a large prompt offering to take you back to sanity.

Click Am I on to save your sanity forever!

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Obama crosses historic milestone

Obama crosses historic milestone -

Barack Obama has done what many just a year ago thought was impossible. He took on the most powerful family in Democratic politics and won.

On Tuesday, Obama became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, marking the first time an African-American will head the ticket of a major political party.

The first-term senator captured the Democratic nomination by beating out Sen. Hillary Clinton, who was hoping to become the first female nominee.

He also had to campaign against the senator's husband, former President Bill Clinton, one of the great political talents of the 20th century who, at least going into the primary season, enjoyed widespread popularity among Democrats.

During one debate, Obama wondered out loud if he was running against the wife or the husband, given the former president's high profile on the campaign trail.

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Security Twits by Mediaphyter

Security Twits by Mediaphyter

Jennifer Leggio (aka. @mediaphyter) has started an up-to-date list of security professionals on Twitter and FriendFeed. Check back often for upcoming security events and/or contacts, or DM mediaphyter to be added to the list.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Alex Matusciac Photography

An incredible portfolio of alluring, eye-catching glamour and fashion photos on by Alex Matusciac.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

What is BlogThis! (revisited)?

This is simply a refreshed update to the original BLogThis! post from October 2005.

BlogThis! is an easy way to make a blog post without visiting Once you add the BlogThis! link to your browser's toolbar, blogging will be a snap. Or rather, a click. Clicking BlogThis! creates a mini-interface to Blogger prepopulated with a link to the web page you are visiting, as well as any text you have highlighted on that page. Add additional text if you wish and then publish or post from within BlogThis!

Man jailed after stabbing, robbery in Merrimack

Who'da thunk our little town of Merrimack would have such excitement???

Man jailed after stabbing, robbery in Merrimack

MERRIMACK – Police are investigating a robbery and stabbing that led to a trip to the hospital for one man Sunday night and to an attempted murder charge for another.
Michael Teeple, 35, of Mast Road in Manchester, is in custody at the Merrimack Police Department after police said he used a T-handled tire rasp – a roughly 4-inch tool used to patch flat tires – to stab a 50-year-old resident of a Loop Road home multiple times.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

My Ferret Photo Set on Flickr

I'm actually quite surprised I haven't blogged my set of ferret photos from Flickr yet. I've got quite a collection of photos I've taken of my Evil Weasels throughout the years. Here's a mosaic, created from Mosaic Maker:

and a few of my favorites:

Comments welcome!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Simpsons OK Go Spoof

The Simpsons OK Go Spoof

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

FaceBook In Reality

Hilarious take on what Facebook would be like in real life.

Clipmarks - Clip the highlights

With Clipmarks, you're always one-click away from sharing any piece of media you find on the web.

Like scissors for web pages, Clipmarks lets you capture the specific content on a web page that you want others to see.

Once you've clipped something, you can share it anywhere on the web, including Facebook, your blog, by email or on

Obama nears finish line, but can Clinton rebound?

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Analysis: Obama nears finish line, but can Clinton rebound?

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama took a major step Tuesday toward securing the Democratic presidential nomination. He not only scored a convincing victory in North Carolina, but he also made Hillary Clinton's path to the nomination even more difficult by finishing closely behind her in Indiana.


Clinton vowed to soldier on, telling supporters at an Indiana rally that "it's full speed on to the White House."

Obama on Wednesday morning has a larger lead in pledged delegates as well as the overall popular vote. For Clinton, time for a rebound may be slipping away.

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WOT (Web of Trust) - Participate in Your Own Internet Securi

WOT (Web of Trust), a free Internet Browser resource that has established an impressive 4.5/5.0 star user rating on CNET, tests web sites you are visiting for spyware, spam, viruses, browser exploits, unreliable online shops, phishing, and online scams. WOT which integrates with search engine results from popular search engines including Google...

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

OK Go - Here It Goes Again

This "OK Go" video has become an absolute classic. It's one of my favorite YouTube videos of all time. There was even a reference to this viral video on an episode of The Simpsons!

Panasonic Details DMP-BD50 Pricing and Features | High-Def Digest

Panasonic Details DMP-BD50 Pricing and Features | High-Def Digest

Panasonic has announced the spring debut of its much-touted DMP-BD50 player, which boasts BD-Live among other expanded capabilities.

As reported in January and further detailed via press release today, The BD50 adds BD-Live functionality, which lets viewers access online content such as images and subtitles to further enhance the viewing experience.

The BD50 also offers next generation sound capabilities using integrated decoders for lossless Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio.

How to Delete Email Addiction

How to Delete Email Addiction is an excellent article on how to wean yourself off of near-fatal e-mail addiction. The article begins:

"I have a secret: I am an email-holic, and I am addicted to email.

"Despite persistent drive to improve my productivity and personal efficiency, I am hooked on email, and occasionally social networking sites like facebook. I have read countless articles on the topic, including Tim’s 4HWW. Each time, I would get inspired, follow it for a few days, and eventually fall back on my routine of checking email, every spare moment."

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ViperGeek's Random Ramblings

This blog is dedicated to the pseudo-random thoughts I have throughout my lifetime. While it may be of little interest to almost nobody, I wanted to confirm that my AddThis widget correctly allows posting to Digg.

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Nancie-Jo has a new blog!

Nancie, my fiancée, has graduated from MySpace to Facebook, and now onto a real, honest-to-goodness Blogger blog! Check out her heartfelt ruminations, called Our Lives, at:

Congratulations Nancie! I'm very proud of you.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Another Day at Fenway - Panning Time Lapse - HDTV

Incredible time-lapsed video of Fenway Park in Boston, MA, shot by Tom Guilmette (

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Who's selling Windows XP in July? | Defensive Computing - CNET Blogs

Who's selling Windows XP in July? | Defensive Computing - CNET Blogs

By July 1st, Dell, Lenovo, HP and all the other big computer manufacturers will no longer be allowed to sell new computers with Windows XP pre-installed. So says Microsoft. Microsoft also dictated to retailers that, come July, there will be no more shrink-wrapped boxes of Windows XP on their store shelves.

But, many of us prefer XP over the Microsoft-mandated Vista. To borrow from Star Trek, some of us don't want to be assimilated (sorry, couldn't resist). What are we to do this summer?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Whois Source: whois and domain name lookup

This is possibly the most complete Web-based whois site I've ever seen. The detail about the requested Web site includes detailed ownership information, link analysis, search engine criteria, and even a thumbnail of the site.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Mixwit mix tapes

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

My Frappr Social Networking Map

Friday, March 28, 2008

Legacy is greater than Currency.

Gary Vaynerchuk talks about the value of social equity over money.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Dave's Wicked LinkedIn Page

View Dave Dugal's profile on LinkedIn