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The Folly of Apple 2005/9/9 5:34 PM
Well the saga of my Apple iBook still isn't over apparently. The day before yesterday I received a call from a woman named Jennifer Ramsay, who identified herself as part of Apple's "Executive Team". She said that they had indeed received my l
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The Last Moment Before Change 2016/9/23 1:31 PM
Here I sit mere hours before a big decision I've made will become official. I've long followed a rule requiring me to sleep on big decisions so here I am, unable to sleep because I'm so excited. That's because when the opportunity was presented to me ye
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The Manifesto of a Productive Business Software Developer 2015/11/3 5:28 PM
The other day I got asked by my boss' boss to share the "secret sauce" behind my productivity at work. This was an odd moment for me as over the last 17 years of my of professional life, nobody has ever asked me to do that. But it did get me t
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The March of Gentoo continues... 2003/1/15 7:41 PM
As some of my loyal readers (whom I could probably count on a single hand) may remember - I switched my Linux box over to Gentoo a few months back. I was so enthralled over Gentoo that I decided to actually make a post on my site here about how it was li
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The Modern Web Is A Quagmire, So I Embraced NoScript 2019/8/21 5:38 PM
If you are a regular visitor, you know that I normally I update my site with new content on a monthly basis. However the events of the last 24 hours have compelled me to break with tradition and reach out to the wider world as soon as possible. I already
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The Mozilla MSN Mystery 2001/10/26 6:17 AM
Well well well... on the day that Microsoft releases XP it seems that they have also released the 'updated' version of MSN. It seems that this new version of MSN refuses to function correctly with non Microsoft browsers. After playing with this problem f
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The Patriots win the Superbowl - By Erik Jeffreys 2002/2/4 7:38 AM
Yes the patriots have won the superbowl despite everybody thinking otherwise. In fact I was so sure that this wouldn't happen - I made a bet with a work friend of mine. The bet was that if the Patriots won - we could post something to my site. Well it
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The Pillars of The Republican Party Platform Are Now: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride 2020/7/16 7:46 PM
I am not in the habit of writing disclaimers for my posts here. However I think given the nature of the content that follows, it would be prudent for me to make this very clear: This is an opinion piece. It reflects my thoughts and feelings on the upcom
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The Problem with Internet Explorer and Spartan 2015/3/31 4:30 PM
Anybody who knows me professionally, knows that I despise Microsofts Internet Explorer web browser. What they probably don't know is why I despise it. Most people likely assume that because I'm a penguin, I'm also an Internet Explorer hater. The two do
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The Rise of Ryzen 2021/7/20 12:39 PM
So anybody who is even remotely paying attention to processors knows that Intel is in some really deep shit. Back in 2014 they were essentially riding high above all of the competition and nobody could even come close to challenging their vice like grip o
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The Rubber Hits the Road: Principles versus Pragmatism 2018/7/21 1:16 PM
Late last year I reiterated some principles which I intended to keep in mind for the year of 2018. More than six months into the year, I thought it would be good to publicly reflect on how all of that has been going. If you'll recall, there were three p
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The Sad Saga of Purism and the Librem 5 : Part 1 2019/10/23 6:25 PM
Today I'm going to tell you a sad tale of a device called the Librem 5 and the company behind it, Purism. As of right now, this story does not have a happy ending. I am writing this series of articles as a protest against the behavior of Purism, a compa
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The Sad Saga of Purism and the Librem 5 : Part 2 2019/10/25 9:54 AM
This post marks the second in my series about the sad saga of Purism and the Librem 5. If you haven't read the first post yet, I highly recommend that you click here. Give it at least a good skim before reading this one as it contains important backgrou
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The Sad Saga of Purism and the Librem 5 : Part 3 2019/10/25 9:20 PM
This post marks the third in my series about the sad saga of Purism and the Librem 5. If you haven't read the first or second posts yet, I highly recommend that you click here and then click here. Give them both at least a quick skim before reading this
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The saga of Darek Mihocka 2001/11/1 8:30 AM
In the following link you'll find a little essay I have written dedicated to Darek Mihocka, owner and operator of a small company known as Emulators Inc which is located here. Inside you'll find the details of what I consider to be one of the most disgus
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The solution to Minesweeper 2002/2/16 4:21 AM
I've finally decided to post my P algorithim for the "Minesweeper Consistency Problem". The explanations are all there and the code is available for download NOW. Check it out and let me know what you think. You can IM me on AOL, MSN, YAHOO,
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The Summary Execution of Parler: A New Argument For Big Tech Anti-Trust 2021/1/11 10:57 PM
The world is one hell of a fucked up place right now. If you are reading this around the time I posted it, then you know exactly what I mean unless you've been living under a rock. If you really have no idea what I'm talking about, put on your big boy p
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The Time For Silence Is Over 2021/1/7 12:45 PM
As some of you have noticed, I took a bit of a break from this website for the last few months. In addition to that, I temporarily removed some of the content I thought might be incendiary to certain segments of people. Let me respond to the obvious fol
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The War Against Code Red 2001/8/8 7:00 PM
Okay guys - I attempted to create deploy a code red counter virus yesterday. To save some of you some time - let me just say that it was NOT successful outside my test environment. The counter virus, as I call it, isnt actually a virus at all (in that it
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The Wonderful World of DVDs and Linux 2002/4/4 6:50 PM
It took me two hours last night - but I finally managed to accomplish what is widely rumored to be impossible. I managed to get a DVD to play in Linux. Using the wonderful MPlayer software I was able to actually get to watch a piece of the sound and vid
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The worst movie ever made: Mulholland Dr 2003/5/19 5:27 PM
Typically I'm the kind of guy who goes for the odd and generally misunderstood movies. Normally I can see my way to ignoring a lot of bad things about a movie because the overall point that the movie makes is worth the trouble. Usually I'm real open min
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Things I Don't Miss About Windows: Updates 2018/3/12 11:45 PM
So I'm going to start off this post by being extremely blunt: I don't like Windows. In fact when it comes to Operating Systems (aka OSes), I consider virtually any other OS a superior choice. The only exception is situations in which some piece of criti
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This Post Could Be Evidence of Treason 2020/9/6 11:50 PM
Does the title of this post shock you? It should. The simple act of writing it actually shocked me. While I don't typically give final titles to my posts until after I've written them (largely because I typically only have a vague subject in mind when
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This site is Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional! 2008/5/23 10:51 PM
When I rewrote the Presentation Engine from scratch, it never even occurred to me validate it using the w3 validation tools available online. Then while chatting on a forum today, the thought suddenly occurred to me. So I initially ran the site through t
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Titles, Bureaucracy and Devaluing Everything that Matters 2018/12/6 7:40 PM
Recently a few colleagues whom I used to work with, all of which work for the same company, began complaining and/or commenting on a new initiative they were grappling with. Prior to this point, most of the Software Engineers in the company had the job t
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