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"Escaping Karma Hell" - A Testimony 2002/5/9 5:35 PM
Some said that it simply was not possible. Some even dared say that it wasn't worth trying. After all I've been through - I would have to disagree with them. Today I have proven that it is indeed possible to escape from the Slashdot artificially induce
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2+2=5 says the CIA 2003/7/18 8:48 PM
Holy smokes Batman! This just in! I've just heard from the CIA that adding 2 and 2 together will officially result in an answer of 5. Due to the momentual effects this change will have on society at large I've decided to close the site until further no
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A Confederacy of Dunces 2002/11/20 9:13 AM
I've just finished reading one of most amusing (not to mention wonderfully pointless) books that I've ever had the distinct pleasure of reading. "Confederacy of Dunces", which was written by John Kennedy Toole, tells the story of a fat, lazy, o
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A Door to Door Con Gone Wrong 2005/8/13 8:43 AM
The wife and I went through a scary yet thought provoking experience earlier this evening. This email I sent to the prepetrator's company, Chapel Sales Inc ought to explain it: To whom it does concern, I am writing this email in an effort to relay an exp
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A Flame Gone too Far 2002/12/8 1:55 AM
For those of you with experience - at what point do you think that a flame war has gone too far? Personally I think that it has gone too far once it degrades into threats of physical violence and and a need to contact to the authorities. I recently went
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A Hurricane in Florida? Bah! 2005/7/13 4:25 AM
So there has been another hurricane in Florida. And I'm sure that the flood of donation requests for canned foods, money and whatever else people can spare will begin any day now. The question is why? Why do we continue to feel sorry for people that cho
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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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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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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