Monthly Archives: May 2009

Gun Nuts: TNG podcast with a side order of curl-bash-rss mischief

Just a little something I whipped up one night before the long drive home. Yea, after losing my 5 minute commute, I’m starting to get into pre-recorded talk shows. I’d have started this post a little differently, but 2003 called … Continue reading

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“click-wrap” circumvention

At work, I double-checked that the special magic bit in the MySQL database is set at “0″ before shipping some prototypes of our embedded Linux thingy out the door. It’s the bit that tells us whether or not the customer … Continue reading

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I ain’t gonna say I told you so…

.. but I wonder how many Front Sight certificates Ignatius Piazza is going to have to give away this time around in exchange for using your blog as a link farm to bury the latest round of bad press deep, … Continue reading

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I don’t really need your email address

I always thought the “never shown” email address that was (required) in the comment forms of many blogs worked like a souper seekret code word that would let the blog owner know if some other person started using someone else’s … Continue reading

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newspeak: “stress tests” and why I have a blog

The scene: A Friday lunch with cow orkers Me: “So what’s all this about “stress tests”? Isn’t that “newspeak” for a financial audit by the government, except (hopefully) without all the negative connotations that auditing the books of a publicly … Continue reading

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