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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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Had This Been An Actual Emergency...

I've been reading that a national EAS test is scheduled for later today. That brings back some memories. I worked in radio in the early-mid 1990s, back before there was digital anything. I was doing an air shift during a national test of the Emergency Broadcast System. Thi

9/27/2017 8:54:31 AM
Seriously, Folks, It's Free Enterprise
This is something I wrote back in 1988. Apart from cleaning up formatting and fixing a couple of typos (we didn't have spell check in those days, and it was possible for copy editors to miss things) here it is in all its gory. I mean, glory:

I can't believe we'r
1/5/2016 10:00:58 AM
A Wordy Issue
Yes, words do matter, particularly for the applicant for a trademark for a rooster-shaped lollipop. While you consider the culinary merits of such a confection, do ponder on the implications of a name. 

Ah, yes. 

And it's no wonder th
12/19/2012 2:48:57 PM
A Little Web Geek Humor
A young JQuery script walks into a web form. The web form says, "you know I can't serve you until you locate your parent." Well, the JQuery script SEES its parent, but the web form demands it spell the parent's name out to the last letter. Trouble is, the parent comes from a long line Redmond nobili
7/10/2012 2:33:46 PM
Welcome to the Undead!
While looking for a file today I ran across this. I'd forgotten all about it. I don't know what it was supposed to be destined for, or if I was just writing for fun. But I thought I'd share it with you.

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Welcome to the Undead
3/15/2011 2:23:03 PM
So wrong, but so funny...
10/9/2007 3:30:31 PM
The customer (dis)service line awaits
Damn and blast! This article got eaten in the Great Database Glitch of '06.

Double damn, because this was a humor piece I'd written. Maybe I've got it archived on the hard drive. I'll look.

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Had This Been An Actual Emergency...
9/27/2017 8:54:31 AM

Seriously, Folks, It's Free Enterprise
1/5/2016 10:00:58 AM

A Wordy Issue
12/19/2012 2:48:57 PM

A Little Web Geek Humor
7/10/2012 2:33:46 PM

Welcome to the Undead!
3/15/2011 2:23:03 PM

So wrong, but so funny...
10/9/2007 3:30:31 PM

The customer (dis)service line awaits
5/30/2006 9:48:00 AM

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