Alex Laird

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Name: Alex Laird
Date registered: May 3, 2011

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  1. Django Dropzone Uploader — November 20, 2014
  2. DD-WRT NAT Loopback Issue — April 23, 2013
  3. DD-WRT Guest Wireless — March 22, 2013
  4. Geocentral Location; Addresses to Coordinates — August 4, 2012
  5. A Correction for the WSJ: So, Who Did Invent the Internet? — July 28, 2012

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  5. Paying Off Your Loans — 11 comments

Author's posts listings

Apr 30

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 11

He said … We pulled our luggage out of the back of Josué, Jess’ Jeep, and slammed the doors shut. I stood triumphantly in Jess’ driveway, looking up at the house and lifting my arms in relaxed victory. “Is break not the best thing ever?” I asked, directing the question to no particular member of …

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Apr 23

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 10

She said … Alex was oddly silent as we made our way to the park. I was glad he had suggested a walk, because there was a lot on my mind, and talking to him always helped me to sort out my thoughts. I had another date with Ted coming up, and I felt the …

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Apr 17

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 9

And then, out of nowhere, the words formed on my mouth. I had no idea where they came from. I just said them. “I … think …” I started, being sure to look only at the ceiling tiles and not Kylee. “I think that I like Jess …” He said … Kylee placed her hands …

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Apr 09

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 8

He said … I knew two things to be true: I was a particularly perceptive individual, and Jess was exceptionally easy to read. The two of those in combination led to Jess rarely being able to keep anything from me. I suppose that was the reason I suggested we exchange stories in the first place—it …

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Apr 02

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 7

She said … I slammed the door shut on my Jeep and took a deep breath, stretching my arms out to my sides. It felt great to be back at Cedarville, which I hadn’t expected. After the stressful end to the previous semester, I was worried that coming back school would cause those feelings and …

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Mar 26

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 6

She said … Alex was right. Through the hundreds of thoughts racing through my mind as I paced back and forth in my dorm room after leaving Sid standing in the Bible Building, this one stuck out most clearly. Sid was exactly who Alex had said he was. I had just been too stubborn, proud, …

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Mar 19

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 5

He said … I was forced, in my years as an observant male, to notice that women have strange habits. Men, for the most part, do not and cannot understand these habits either. We don’t understand how women can have so many pairs of shoes. We don’t understand how your hair ties and bobby pins …

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Mar 12

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 4

She said … I gathered up my purse from the floor of the car and turned to face Sid, my hand on the door handle. “I had a lot of fun tonight.” I smiled a little shyly at him as he slid his thumb across my hand. “I did too.” His blue eyes looked even …

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Mar 05

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 3

He said … Admittedly, the day I first met Jess, I thought she was exceptionally cute. Beyond that, I didn’t know what to think, seeing as how I didn’t know her. What I did know was that she was a good friend of Emilie’s, I was surprisingly comfortable with her, and she seemed to be …

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Feb 26

Once Upon a Cotton Ball, Part 2

She said … I was sitting at my desk, drumming my fingers on the textbook I had just finished reading. It was the beginning of the awkward few weeks of school between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I was bored. Life was going to get insanely hectic with finals in a couple weeks, but for now, …

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