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Autocratic Internet: The Tyranny of Google reCAPTCHA 2018/6/16 2:20 PM
So over the last year, something on the Internet has been really pissing me off. That thing is Google reCAPTCHA. This thing has been driving me bonkers for over a year and I'm pretty much at the end of my rope. So let's start with a bit of background.
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Attention Prospective Employers 2004/2/29 2:35 AM
I've sent out a number of resumes in the past few months. All of these resumes have a phone number where I could be reached until earlier today. This number has changed due to the fact I'll be moving in with my fiancee` soon and we have decided to use h
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Attack of the Clones! 2002/5/17 6:41 AM
Well folks the next Star Wars movie opened today and I was there to see it. Note: If this surprises anybody reading this site - you are in need of serious help. Overall I think it really was a great movie that pretty much lives up to the Star Wars legac
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As the Apple Turns 2002/9/3 7:29 PM
So I finally gave into my more primal urges and bought a laptop. However after spending several days researching my options - I opted to purchase an Apple iBook with upgraded memory and OSX 10.2. During my research I discovered that in the world of lapt
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As if anybody cares, here are my election predictions for 2004 2004/9/7 8:51 PM
Hmmmm... this won't take too long. My election prediction for 2004 is actually quite simple: A loser will win. As most people are completely unable to exist outside of the "multiple choice" paradigm practically mandated by today's election pr
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Art or Science: Measuring Dev Productivity 2016/4/10 4:30 PM
I've recently spent some time mulling over the question of how one can adequately and consistently measure the productivity of software developers. The answer to this question interests me both as a software developer who is ranked against his teammates a
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Archaeology and Computing 2014/2/4 8:02 PM
Those of you who know me reasonably well, know that I enjoy tinkering with old software. As a developer I've always been fascinated with the evolution of software throughout the years. As a result I tend to collect old pieces of software. However 95% o
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Anybody Remember Erik? 2002/7/17 2:15 PM
So does anybody remember Erik Jeffries, the lucky guy who got to post a story on my site because of some stupid superbowl bet that he won? His Story Anyway it seems that some member of his family managed to obtain a picture which resembles what he looked
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Another year - Another Superbowl 2003/1/27 7:25 AM
Remember last year? Remember that little article that was posted by my buddy Erik? Well if you actually do - then REMEMBER THIS. Remember that three days before the game I made what was considered by my peers to be a statement of EXTREME stupidity: &qu
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Another one bites the dust... (hopefully) 2003/5/9 4:35 PM
It should be pretty freaking surprising that despite my adorable bad attitude - some people don't like me. In fact some people don't like me so much that they will say and do anything just so that they can get in the last word with me. Just yesterday so
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Another one bites the dust: Goodbye Nextdoor.com 2017/12/14 12:35 AM
So while my readers are likely well aware of the fact that I'm no longer on Twitter and Facebook, none of you probably knew that I was also on Nextdoor.com. It wasn't a big deal though. I was only involved in an effort to keep up on happenings in the lo
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Android Fraking Sucks 2018/8/11 2:25 PM
So I've taken a bit of a break from writing over the last few weeks. Honestly while I kind of needed one, the reality is that I also didn't really have anything interesting to say. Nevertheless, I'm back and I've decided that I'd like to spend a few min
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And her name is... oops! 2005/7/14 1:42 AM
Sometimes it amazes what some will do when it has to do with loyalty. The current favorite example of this would have to be Karl Rove's involvement in the leaking of the name of an undercover CIA Agent . After years of hearing about this bland drama, it
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An unexpected cache of stimpacks 2008/1/9 6:11 PM
So it seems that I'm not the only retro-gamer out there wishing for more of the good old days of gaming. One of my all time favorite RPG series, Fallout is typically revered as a pinnacle of the CRPG experience. That having been said, it appears that an
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All battles must come to an end 2005/4/2 6:47 PM
This battle with APK has taken it's toll I am afraid. While my ISP continues to admirably ignore APKs complaints, my Hosting Provider was not so strong in their defense of my site. In fact they caved in so fast that it absolutely boggled the mind. Init
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Alex Jones, Patreon and the Technocrats of Silicon Valley 2018/12/24 1:46 AM
In an effort to be stunningly clear, I'm going to iterate my three major points up front. I want to ensure that the signal does not get lost within the noise. First off, I despise Alex Jones and virtually every single opinion the man has. Secondly, fre
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Agile is Good and Scrum is Dumb 2018/3/23 12:04 PM
One of the most disturbing trends I have seen over the last few years is the interchangeability of the terms Agile and Scrum. Most people believe that Scrum is a form of Agile. A lot of employers will advertise that they use Agile when in fact they actu
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Adaptation: What a weird movie 2003/9/23 4:25 PM
Last night I watched the movie "Adaptation" for the very first time. While I had heard that it was a bit odd - I was bit unprepared for the amount of oddness that it actually brings to the table. To put in bluntly: It was an enjoyable movie t
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Accountability: The Missing Ingredient 2014/12/4 4:46 PM
Over the last few weeks, the public has been subjected to an array of Grand Juries deciding not to indict cops accused of homicide. Keep in mind that we aren't talking about the verdicts of trials here. We are talking about indictments. An indictment i
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A Testimonial: Why I stopped using Mozilla products 2004/9/16 3:31 AM
If any of you have spent any reasonable amount of time crawling around the tech sites of the internet recently you may have noticed something regarding the "preferred" choice of internet browser. That choice (at least among the proprietors of s
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A sign of true Geekdom: I beat my 1st game EVAR! 2003/12/9 12:05 AM
It may have taken 18 years of screwing around - but just a few days ago I finally managed to beat the very first computer game I ever played. The game is called "Below the Root" and I played it many times as a child on our old Apple 2E personal
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A sign of a true geek: Major Uptime 2003/10/20 12:53 PM
There is a lot of stuff that geeks care about that don't really interest the rest of the populace. Somewhere within that laundry list of topics is one entitled, "Major Uptime". Most people turn off their computers every night. Most geeks do n
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A moment of comtemplation regarding my experience as an Apple ibook owner 2005/9/1 11:26 PM
I have finally decided that I will no longer purchase any Apple products from this point forward due to the continuing issues that I have experienced with my iBook over the last three years. I sent this email out earlier today to the address that is rumo
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A Man Without a Web Browser 2018/1/2 2:04 AM
So those of you who know me personally know that I recently switched from Chromium to Firefox. I obviously haven't commented on that change here. Why? Well there is actually a really good reason for my silence and I'm going to tell you why. The long an
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A letter to Mr. Obama 2008/6/22 5:30 PM
Mr. Obama, I have followed your campaign for president with great interest since last year. I was proud to vote for you in the South Carolina state primaries. I have until yesterday felt that you were a true catalyst of change and easily the best thing
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