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Escape Pod Podcast, Episode 398: Subversion

I just started to  listen to this on the train and it was so good I had to listen to the end at my desk. It’s very relevant to me right now as we’re working on a major release of our standards due out next week. I’ve been futzing with SVN frequently over the last few […]

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Surprise! (Now Pay Up)

Originally posted on Angelus Novus:
One of the first things people ask me when we’re talking about wireless services in Canada is this: why should we care how much cell phones cost? Aren’t they a luxury? Well, the way we’re using our cell phones these days suggests otherwise – more and more Canadians are ditching…

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It’s Time to Get Meta….

It’s depressing to see how much YouTube and BuzzFeed items I repost or reblog get looked at and how little anyone looks at my original material. Currently my highest number of views is 89 and that on a day I posted about an article on LinkedIn “Class of 2013: Four Things You Must Unlearn Immediately […]

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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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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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Google Now And Google Translate Praise The iPad

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Google’s text-to-speech engine loves the iPad so much, it often ends sentences with the phrase “he now praises the iPad” for no obvious reason. The bug appears in Google Now, assuming you ask it the right question, as well as in Google Translate, which makes it easy to replicate and have…

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