Lazy Summer Day

Spent a uneventful and quiet day with my dad. Played a bit of tennis in the park and had BBQ for lunch. Got an email from a friend who got free wi-fi while on the beach in Atlantic City. Bastard! :) I’m still a bit sore but managed to catch ...

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From The Frying Pan Into The Fire

Literally! Spent an agonizing sleep-less night after my surgery yesterday. My keloids were removed with a CO2 laser and whatever if left of my earlobes feel as if I had deep fried them in boiling sulfuric acid! Drinking an extremely cold Cappuccino Blast from Donkey Donuts helped a bit but ...

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Waiting For The Butcher

Am here at my dad’s awaiting the time for my surgery (scheduled for later today at 2pm) and doing some surfing, thanks to some kind neighbor and his/her open hot spot. ;) Brought (my dad) my old Lynksis router so he can have some piece of mind against the ...

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Time Off

Having spent the last week doing some actual work and preparing for a presentation at work, I’m now taking some time off so I can take care of myself. Tomorrow I will undergo a small procedure to remove some growth from my earlobes (called keloids, due to the piercing ...

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Guns, Germs, & Metal

Though this is not a review for the book and tv show with the same title, it is about some of the topics portraid in both: The colonization of our planet and how our socio-economic make-up came to be as influenced by “guns, germs, and metal.” I had thought of ...

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Brand New Engine

Have spent the last 3-4 days re-designing Wicked Reader. I completely got rid of the RSS.NET backend and wrote a brand new one from scratch. RSS.NET is a great library to get you started and may even be just what the doctor ordered depending on your project. However ...

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VMWare and World of Warcraft: Rematch

Here I am on my second attempt at installing World of Warcraft into my virtual Windows XP computer (through VMWare) on a Gentoo Linux. So far I have been able to bypass the first obstacle I had encountered on my first attempt and things seem to be moving along… Will ...

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Wicked Reader 0.4

Forgot to post a screenie for my last changes to WickedReader: Buttons to refresh, add, and remove (this one yet to be added mainly due to lazyness from my part) feeds, and a Sage-like html rendering of all posts for a given feed or individual posts. I have done so ...

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Search Engines As World Nations

Funny write up comparing the 3 most used web search engines to world countries:

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Microsoft is Germany. They did some pretty evil things a while back but you don’t remember the details, you just know that you really hate them…

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Yahoo is Japan. It had an economic ...
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