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Technical Plot Holes in NBC’s Revolution

I’ve been amused over the last sev­er­al days by NBC’s Rev­o­lu­tion.  The set­ting is a near future in which elec­tri­cal pow­er has been shut off for about fif­teen years.  More pre­cise­ly, elec­tron­ic gad­gets of any kind don’t work.  The show … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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FSF/GNU Petition against UEFI Secure Boot

The folks over at GNU have a peti­tion up regard­ing UEFI Secure Boot.  Before those of you who don’t read my com­put­er tech­ni­cal arti­cles flip away: con­sid­er that this is very impor­tant and that I will try to min­i­mize the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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A lonely, unopened package of CD-R

I was busy doing some­thing com­plete­ly unre­lat­ed today when I noticed that I had a pack­age of CD-R which was still shrink-wrapped in it’s orig­i­nal pack­ag­ing.  It struck me that I prob­a­bly hadn’t bought CD or DVD media in the … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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GLI: Technology Amplifies Everything

It’s been awhile since I con­sid­ered adding to the Gilbert’s Laws of the Inter­net (GLI), but my recent post con­cern­ing Apple’s new iPad3 woes gave me pause to think as I wrote that Tech­nol­o­gy Ampli­fies Every­thing.  It real­ly is impor­tant … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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BSDCan — A Cool Canadian Conference

I’m blog­ging today rough­ly from where that pic­ture was tak­en. I’m at BSD­Can just wait­ing for a talk to be giv­en by Eric All­man on Send­mail. For those in my read­er­ship that don’t know, he wrote send­mail. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Error! Printer’s Broke: Must be the Internet!

My print­er is bro­ken!  It must be the Inter­net! Call them quick!
I’ve owned ISPs.  I’ve worked at ISPs.  I’ve con­sult­ed for ISPs.  I’ve con­sult­ed for peo­ple who are unhap­py with their ISP. I’m going to make a state­ment:

The com­put­er is of … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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… And queue the Tribbles…

Hon­est ques­tion: How do I sub­scribe to your blog.  It’s not like I should get excit­ed.  It’s only my sis­ter, not hoards of scream­ing fans, but an hon­est ques­tion, nonethe­less.
I have to admit I was stumped at first.  I still … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Oh so that’s how they do it… (part 2)

When I first installed squir­rel­mail (a web IMAP client), one of the first things I enjoyed doing was installing a whack of new plu­g­ins that did all sorts of wacky things.  Some of them got delet­ed for not work­ing and/or … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Add the Ads.

There.  That’s that box checked.  There be ads!  My google adsense account was approved today and I man­aged to insert some ads in the wid­get area (that’s what word­press calls the bits on the right of the page).  Inter­est­ing­ly, it … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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WordPress: easy, Ad plugin: not so easy…

You didn’t expect abject altru­ism, did you?  Are you sur­prised that one of the first things I’d be fig­ur­ing out is how to put ads on my blog?
I’ve been using Google AdWords late­ly.  They seem to be giv­ing away $100 accounts … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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