August 11, 2012 - Database corruption is not fun
So the DB server went down, preventing this site from working.  When it came back up, the database was corrupted, causing the most recently ...
August 6, 2012 - Day After Patch Tuesday Cron Job
How do you schedule a cron job to run on a specific weekday of the month, but on only one of the four or ...
August 4, 2012 - ArielMT vs. the Ants: Operation Splenda
While I was out grocery shopping recently, I heard an exchange between a customer and a clerk.  The customer was explaining how ... ...
August 4, 2012 - Traffic Signals
Traffic signals are an evolving thing.  That's hard to believe for Westerners (especially Americans) who have never known anything but the red-yellow-green three-light stack ...
July 25, 2012 - Doctor Whooves
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July 24, 2012 - Firefox Updates, Firefox Updates
I've noticed that Firefox was updated to 14.  I couldn't help but notice because the user interface (UI) changed ...
July 22, 2012 - Autocomplete THIS
The latest version of Mozilla Firefox, 14, brought with it a very annoying change: inline autocompletion of URLs entered in the ...
July 21, 2012 - Symantec SSL Certificate Expired
Symantec, whose software I stopped recommending in about 2004 and started actively recommending against in 2006, allowed the SSL certificate for one ...
July 21, 2012 - VimWiki
This looks pretty neat. It's a script that lets you use Vim to write and edit a text file wiki collection. ...
July 19, 2012 - iTunes was not properly installed
One of my customers got the following message after freshly installing iTunes:
iTunes was not properly installed. If you wish to import or
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June 24, 2012 - Use Mutt To Read Your Mail
5693 iconI've used mutt to read my mail for a year or two now, and I like it.  ...
April 23, 2012 - Fun with Linux window managers
I got tired of GNOME on Ubuntu, and I wanted to upgrade artpad (my Toshiba Portégé M200 tablet) to something ...
April 11, 2012 - The Magic of Friendship (PMV)
Audio: "The Magic of Love" by Two Steps from Hell Video: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic ("Friendship Is Magic I," "The Ticket Master," ...
March 28, 2012 - Techdirt has a gift for the Author's Guild

Good Old Fashioned Brick & Mortar Bookshops

Do you grow tired of the advances of the charlatan conqueror, who espouses such meretricious values ...
February 25, 2012 - Linux Compose Key
One thing I really don't like about how the universe works is how becoming frustrated with trying to do something seems to be the ...
February 23, 2012 - Pony Videos
My Little Pony videos, yes. ...
January 5, 2012: So Much Is Wrong with the World
Where do I begin?  I'll just start dumping links.
Surrounded by the distraction that was New Year's Eve celebrations, our President of ...
October 2, 2011 - A 2007 AMD Dual-Core PC vs. a 1986 Macintosh Plus
You won't believe who wins It's a few years old now, but a then-modern PC was pitted against an ancient Mac ...
October 2, 2011 - More about the Incredible Self-Bricking Cell Phone
September 15, 2011 - The Incredible Self-Bricking Cell Phone The replacement arrived much sooner than expected (the next morning). It's a refurbished ...
September 15, 2011 - The Incredible Self-Bricking Cell Phone
That's right, a cell phone that bricks itself after less than eight months of good care and gentle use.  My LG Accolade somehow managed ...

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