Monthly Archives: April 2013

Recommended Linux Distribution for Current Mandriva 2011.0 User

**WARNING: MAJOR GEEK ALERT** I’m hoping some of the folks out on WordPress might be able to help me with a suggestion. I’m looking to move to a new Linux distribution. I have been using the Mandriva distribution for a number years since it was called Mandrake and it was in version 8.0. Recently, I […]

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Testing out Posting Code

One of the things that I love to be able to do in my blog (besides becoming a better writer) is to have the ability for a reader to execute code that designate for that purpose. Thinking on that idea for a bit lead me to the conclusion that having that functionality would be a […]

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I can’t wait for this patch to come out

Originally posted on Things Could Be Worse:
I’d be an early adopter of this patch. Things Could Be Worse View original post

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An Experiment in Being Unplugged

“My wife and I made reservations to go to our favorite hotel for nine days. But I knew that getting away from my office wouldn’t be enough if I remained tethered to my online life and my work. I decided not to bring my laptop, my iPad, or my cellphone. I left an away message […]

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Talks – TEDx: Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

I like Dan Ariely. He conducts very interesting experiments that reveal a great deal about why we make the choices we do within the economic context we are in. In this TED talk, he talks about what motivates us to work. Big surprise, it turns out not to just be money: Contrary to conventional wisdom, […]

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The Running Man Runneth…

I went running again after a long layover recovering from turning my legs to jelly. The good news is that I was able to match my time from that last exemplary run (to recap: I ran 8.58 km/h or 6:59 pace (time to run 1 km). Imperially, that would be 5.33 miles/h or a 11:15 pace […]

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Oops! – Spreadsheet Error Invalidates Austerity Study

How a student took on two Harvard economists over their pro-austerity study — and won Their study, which found economic growth slows dramatically when a government’s debt exceeds 90% of a country’s annual economic output, has been cited by policymakers around the world as justification for slashing spending. Former U.S. vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, […]

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