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Dual Xeon Goodness 2003/2/18 11:08 AM
Well after months of planning and years of dreaming it has finally happened... I have built the dream machine. It cost $3000+ dollars but it is finally here. Yes it is an SMP box and as you may have guessed based on the title - it uses Xeon processors.
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Dumb Homes For the Win 2018/6/2 4:01 PM
This morning a young man knocked on my door with the goal of selling me on a Vivint Smart Home System. Needless to say that if you know me at all, you know I put the kibosh on that in a hurry. My opposition to this idea springs from more than my fear of
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Election 2008: Abstinent Again 2008/7/10 4:50 AM
Well frak. It looks like the failure of Barack Obama has become complete. The idea of a change in Washington has obviously transitioned from a way of doing business to a catchy slogan. That slogan kind of reminds me of Google's "Do no evil" sl
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Election Day 2008 2008/11/4 6:25 PM
So what's going to happen today? It's anybody's guess. So let me make mine: I predict a landslide electoral win by Obama today (+100 margin between him and McCain). I'll go ever further and make a wild guess for a 55%/45% popular vote split in Obama's
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Email Address Changeover 2001/10/17 7:56 PM
Alright - I've finally begun to undertake the "enormous" task of changing my email address from darkgamorck@home.com to jaylittle@jaylittle.com Needless to say - I've only just begun to realize just how much of a hassle this will be. But hopefu
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Erik's New Face - Is it really all that new? 2002/8/3 11:29 PM
In true journalistic style I have gone to great lengths to acquire further photographic evidence regarding the appearance of Erik Jeffries in his youth. In a world wide exclusive here are the fake and real photographs being placed on display side by side
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Ethical Quandary: Is it ever responsible to irresponsibly disclose? 2018/2/8 12:35 AM
Today's post is going to examine an ethical grey area that I currently find to be very relevant. Is it ever okay to ignore responsible disclosure standards for security related issues? Spoiler alert: I'm going to argue that there are cases in which ignor
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Fact: Every Tech Related Disaster Is Man-Made 2018/3/17 2:29 PM
Yesterday at work I was finishing off an extremely productive week. After spending the previous week on a spike, everything was really starting to come together for the feature I'm building. It was a good day. But then during a team demo somebody made
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Feline Diabetes for one please. Ching! Ching! 2003/6/26 7:19 AM
I recently became aware of a rather startling fact that most people are likely not aware of. Felines (Cats for the laymen fools among you) can get diabetes. How did I find this out you ask.... Well I came home from work about two weeks ago to find my fa
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Gaming 2008/1/6 9:15 PM
So of course I'm still gaming. Pretty decently too. Over the last year I managed to snag a Wii. The Wii is a pretty cool piece of equipment. However my mainline gaming interest has stayed with RPG gaming. Over the course of the last year I've played
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Gator Adware is actually Spyware 2003/10/23 5:33 PM
Thats right - you heard it here first. Well perhaps not really however that doesn't change the fact that the ever unpopular Gator software which sneaks and wiggles its way onto your system is in fact Spyware. Why do I call it Spyware? Because 1) It ins
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GE and Pentium 4s 2001/10/5 1:17 AM
Yeppo - everything with GE worked out fine. My contract has been renewed (with the other Agency) and things are looking good in that respect. I built a new Pentium 4 based box a few weeks ago. The specs of it are 1.7 ghz P4/640 MB RDRAM/70 gigs/Geforce3
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Geeks who give us all a bad name 2003/1/3 9:36 PM
I've finally found what I consider to be the biggest geeks of all time at this site . Take a good long hard look at this because the chances are that if your kids are in anyway involved in this effort what-so-ever, your plans for grandkids may have to be
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Gentoo Linux is da Bomb 2002/10/27 11:48 PM
Well I've finally concluded my latest round of Linux upgrades. I originally planned on migrating my Linux box to RH Linux 8 but apparent kernel related incompatibilities prevented me from doing so. So in my desperation I decided to give good ole Gentoo
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Get Flash You Stupid Hippie 2008/3/22 7:30 PM
So I was doing a bit of surfing from my new server (see my previous post) and I happened to check out South Park Studios for an list of current South Park episodes, and I got this tasteful tidbit for my trouble: Now that is some funny shit. It's good t
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Goodbye Outlook - dont let the door hit your ass on the way out! 2005/1/26 7:20 AM
Well a long running quest of mine has finally been completed. I have successfully managed to wean myself off my multi-year addiction to Microsoft Outlook. Using Mercury Mail this dream has finally become a reality. What is Mercury Mail you ask? It is
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Goodbye Windows 10 : Viva La Linux! 2016/7/31 4:25 PM
Yesterday was a red letter day for me. Two decades after using Linux for the first time, I have finally managed to fully convert all of daily driver devices to boot Linux. Any of you who know me, know that for years now I've been running Linux natively a
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Google Finally Reveals Its Endgame with Chrome 2019/5/31 12:34 PM
Earlier this year in January, Google publicly toyed with making some changes to its Extension WebRequest API that would effectively kill off reputable ad-blockers. This announcement was met with much sound and fury and Google appeared to fold after a few
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Grappling with Anti-Intellectualism and Tribalism, a Deadly Cocktail 2019/2/21 10:28 PM
One of the more disturbing trends I have been forced to grapple with over the course of my life is the trend of anti-intellectualism. Over the last few decades being characterized as intelligent or an intellectual has fallen out of vogue. This trend has
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Happy Birthday Annette! 2004/8/31 3:49 PM
Today is a very special day. It is the birthday of my wife Annette! Though as time crawls by... she is only getting younger in my eyes :-) Anyhoo I just wanted to post a little something letting everybody know that if you'd like feel free to drop Annet
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Happy New Year.... and all that crap. 2004/1/6 7:00 PM
Happy New Year. Every other site on the face of the freakin planet has decided to post something like this so.... why not me? But despite the fact that I am following the crowd I still have managed to maintain my individuality by posting the message 6 d
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Here today, a forgotten Vista’ tomorrow 2007/2/24 12:45 PM
Yeah it’s been awhile. I’ve been busy. I just finished spending a full month with the newly released Windows Vista and boy do I have quite a bit to say about it. To put a long story short, I’m now using Windows XP once again. As most of you imaginary r
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Hillary has jumped the shark 2008/5/7 7:36 AM
Let's try this little ditty on for size, shall we? Oh Hillary, My Hillary, Why can't you just go away? You won't win the vote, No matter what they say. Clintons don't like to lose, That much is so very clear, Reality isn't a factor, To those that hold you
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Honeymoons and all that stuff. 2004/12/2 7:13 PM
As some of you may know... Annette and I never actually got to go on a honeymoon when we got married. However one of our larger wedding presents was the promise of funding for such a venture should we ever find the time to do it. Well... okay maybe find
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Hot damn - and I thought I was done. 2003/7/21 11:34 PM
Wow! As you well know, I've been lagging when it comes to updating the Presentation Engine. The reason for this is that I really really really (emphasis on the word really) want to make this release shine. In the spirit of making Pengine the best BLOG
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