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Why do I now have a WordPress site?

Why do I now have a WordPress site?

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As you may be aware, I am the most experienced TYPO3 developer in North America, and frenette.info has been managed by TYPO3 since 2001 or 14 consecutive years, and then, suddenly, in September of 2015, I switched to WordPress on a whim. You may or may not know, but in 2011, for the TYPO3 Conference

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Samurai Swords (Shogun)

Samurai Swords (Shogun)

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One of my oldest games, bought when I was still in College, it was in the GameMaster series which notably had the original Axis And Allies which sadly, I didn’t found back then… It’s still a Risk like Ameritrash game with player elimination, but I feel like Samurai Swords is possibly one of the most

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Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

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Ticket to Ride is my favorite board game series and was our first Eurogame purchase, over 5 years ago. Since then, our collection grew but the Ticket to Ride titles, of which this is the first, remains a classic for us and our typical go to game. This box covers North America (all of the

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The Muscial chair of stolen mirrors

The Muscial chair of stolen mirrors

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When I was 14, my grand-father gave me an old derelict barely functional scooter for my birthday. It was ugly and needed repairs, but it was my scooter. I had no idea which model or make it was because, well, the stickers had fallen off. Coming from a single-mother family with limited funds, this was

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What I think of business subsidies

What I think of business subsidies

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Every day in the Journal de Montreal under “Où vont vos impôts ” we see government subsidies to Quebec private companies which exasperates me at the highest point. I have an alternative idea to create jobs without harming free enterprise. Free enterprise Indeed we live in a capitalist society where companies, at the very least, live

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The responsibility gap

The responsibility gap

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Sometimes, a problem falls between two specialities Two years ago, we moved into a new house with central air conditioning via a heat pump, located in the garage. We quickly realized that the condensation from the coils leaked on the garage floor, dragging rust from the central ventilator casing. We called the A/C specialist and

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