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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 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 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 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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TiVO == Gestapo 2009/9/5 10:24 PM
Wow. So today I finally signed up with DirectTV and their HD DVR service. Little did I know that my biggest source of drama here would be with TiVo. Back in Jan of 2009, I had canceled TiVo after my original 2 year commitment was up and tried out the C
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Tivo HD + Charter Cable = Suckage 2008/2/1 10:12 AM
Let's start this post with a bit of background information: For starters, in late 2006, I purchased a Tivo Series 2 DVR and replaced my Cable Company's PVR with it. Since it was a Series 2 DVR, I was no longer able to receive digital or HD cable station
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To Ping Or Not To Ping, That Is The Question 2020/8/5 1:18 PM
Over the last few months, I have been having trouble with the stability of my home internet connection. This became evident to me while live streaming to Twitch as my stream would begin dropping a lot of frames in a really short amount of time. For a ti
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Today is a good day to.... wait... I got a JOB! 2004/6/19 12:16 AM
Friends life is finally starting to look good once again. After a month and a half of unemployment I have hit the big one. I have been offered a VB.NET, ASP.NET and C# development position with a firm located here in Greenville called JobScope . As som
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Tor Versus Zoom 2018/4/24 3:10 AM
As I'm sure many of you know, an important part of being a remote worker is maintaining lines of communication with your co-workers. At work we use a variety of tools to accomplish that but one of the most important tools is one called Zoom. It is a scr
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TrueType Fonts and Linux 2002/6/11 1:42 AM
Well I just finished spending the last hour getting decent font support set up on my Linux box. Having been recently inspired by a thread on Arstechnica detailing how to set up nice looking fonts in Linux (Redhat 7.3 uses the crappiest ones by default) -
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United Poultry Concerns 2002/1/22 5:03 PM
The opinion section has been updated with a piece concerning an organization known as "United Poultry Concerns". These people need help now. This article consists of an "edited for content" email that I sent directly to UPC. Check i
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Unplanned Obsolescence 2018/5/6 12:41 PM
For those of you who don't know, I spent most of this past week at a conference in Chicago put on by my employer. This was a bit awkward as I was working out the second week of my three week notice with them. Nevertheless I went and a good time was had
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Various bits and bytes 2006/5/24 7:40 AM
I finally bought a house. Yeah I did it. Well I am going to do it. We will close on the house a week from today and begin moving in the following day. To say that my wife and I are excited is an understatement at best. That having been said, I have de
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Veni, Vidi... not so much Vici 2018/3/6 1:10 AM
I've been doing a lot thinking regarding the overall state of my trade. Of course that should be obvious to anybody who follows my posts. Much of it has been a deep dive into what can only be described as a creeping depression regarding the state of the
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W-O-W: The Matrix Reloaded 2003/5/19 5:40 PM
What more is there to say? I managed to snag some tickets for myself and Annette to the 10 pm Wednesday showing of "The Matrix: Reloaded" and both of us were quite impressed. While its definitely a movie I feel that I should see a few more tim
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