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Wow...um...yeah.... About 90% of these blog posts are written while I'm waiting for my espresso or while I'm standing at my PC in my office sipping on it. Once it kicks in I've got a demanding day job and I'm probably rushing to write these post as I'm going out the door. I like to joke about my central West Virginian public school education, but I feel like I'm generally a solid writer. In my uncaffeinated state -- sentence fragments and misuse of commas, apostrophes, italics, and a bunch of other things will be even more prevalent. Sometimes I read back through and fix these errors.