Category Archives: Tech

Parting is Such Savory Sorrow

As I posted previously, I had so much planned for the spouse’s week away visiting family. Muck out and rearrange my room. Deep clean the whole place. Go through 20-something computers, computer carcasses, etc. Maybe, just maybe, work on web … Continue reading

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Space

The Obama administration is actually on the right track regarding space policy. It’s the only such thing I know of that he’s right on, and there’s no internally consistent logic on which the position is predicated. It’s just weird. But … Continue reading

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Firefox 4

I upgraded to Firefox 4 yesterday when prompted, with mild trepidation, but excited about what I’d read of its ability to eliminate the need for things like Flash, using functionality native to HTML 5. So far so good. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Dancing Bubble Sort

Via Warren Meyer, who in turn got it from Flowing Data, it’s a bubble sort demonstrated with Hungarian folk dance:

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Crazy Dream

I just remembered that earlier I dreamed that the owner of the law firm that was my company’s main client scheduled a meeting with me to discuss whether it would be viable to have me take back over their IT … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To high school friend Bill Knight. In the seventies I learned my very first bits of BASIC from him, and did my very first playing with a computer on one he had gotten.

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Computer Show Shock

I went to my first computer show in 1992, almost 19 years ago. I used to go regularly, buying parts to build or fix my own machines, or ones for other people. It was the place to go. It was … Continue reading

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Focus

While this and some others in the collection are new blogs, even if ultimately old content will be ported here to consolidate my writing under one roof, some are old blogs, and it is no secret I’d neglected them for … Continue reading

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Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug would have been 97 today. I wrote about him at 90 in Billions and Billions Saved, reprinted in its entirety here: Glenn notes the 90th birthday of my hero, one of the greatest men ever, Norman Borlaug. There … Continue reading

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Generation C

This is far more comprehensive, but I’d recently had thoughts of my own along the lines of the Rise of Generation C. Always interesting to see I am not alone.

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First Real Vista Complaint

I have a history of paying retail for versions of Windows that are later considered duds, whether I have issues with them or not. Well, if two in all can be called “a history.” I bought WinMe when it was … Continue reading

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More on the Merger Plus Wireless News Generally

Fear the merger? Don’t fear the merger? Mileage varies! Maybe everybody loses and it’s unthinkable, or maybe the industry overall is so vibrant there’s no need to block it (which we all know has no bearing on whether or not … Continue reading

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Yuck! T-Mobile Swallowed By AT&T

Subject to regulatory approval, of course. I have T-Mobile, and have been known to complain, but that has more to do with having a horrible phone over the past two years. An alleged “BlackBerry,” which sensibly is no longer made, … Continue reading

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“the ball bearings shouldn’t be asking the driver about the grease”

Reprint of a 1986 article about the famed Microsoft IPO is fascinating reading. I especially love the quote from Gates that became this post’s title.

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Yeah, I Think of Them as Safe Too…

As noted by voluntaryXchange, the preferred malware vector is now PDF files. Which is logical, given their ubiquity and the apparent vulnerability they make available. I haven’t kept up on these things as much as I might have, since I … Continue reading

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Fear the Media Meltdown

Not the nuclear one! Great and detailed sense and information on what is actually happening, what dosages mean, and the media and anti-nuke industry reaction have been. It’s not nothing, but it’s not Chernobyl and can’t be, nor is it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

To Michael Arrington.

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Geek Practitioners

This is another in the series of posts explained/introduced here, on subsidiary blogs.  This is one of my more troubled ones. Geek Practitioners spent a long time as the name for a business I was starting as a sole proprietorship … Continue reading

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Cloud Backup Trends

Rob May has a great post at the company blog at Backupify on trends driving cloud backup. It sounds right to me, particularly the parts about data portability, it being managerially smart to prepare for black swans, and users being … Continue reading

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This is Going to Be Interesting

As promised, I just started the presumably slow process of reposting content from earlier blogs, starting with my first and third posts from my first blog. The second of those touched on one of my pet topics, the need to … Continue reading

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In The Zone

I run a small tech business, where we do pretty much everything. Despite having set out to do software development, we also build and repair computers, provide technical support (primarily to law firms), act as an outsourced IT department, and … Continue reading

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