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Open Here

May 7th, 2013 // 3:35 am @

Have you bought something packaged in that thin film plastic and been unable to open it? You need a key, a knife, or something else to open the package. It gets worse with the hard, clear plastic. You need special tools – like a jackhammer – to open some packages! It’s an incredibly simple and […]

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I Don’t Like

May 6th, 2013 // 2:59 am @

It’s ubiquitous – the Like button. Visit almost any website and you’ll find it. Sometimes the Like button is politely placed at the bottom of an article, sometimes at the top. Other times the Like button floats beside whatever I’m reading – I scroll, it scrolls with me. I don’t want to click the Like […]

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Dear Home Depot, I am not a criminal

May 5th, 2013 // 2:19 am @

I am writing to tell you I am not a criminal when I use your self-checkout system. It’s evident that you’re not clear about this simple fact. The lines at the checkout counters are very long. Longer at the cashier-staffed checkouts. The lines at the self-checkout counters are deceivingly shorter and seem faster for some […]

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Fake Twitter Followers? Who cares!

April 11th, 2013 // 6:22 pm @

There’s been some recent publicity about Twitter users that buy fake Twitter followers to boost the number of people that follow their account. According to an IT World article – Fake Twitter followers: One more thing Justin Bieber and Bill Gates have in common – Bill Gates and Justin Beiber have fake Twitter followers. IT […]

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Less power to you!

April 9th, 2013 // 11:39 pm @

I have been experimenting with doing some voice over work for some of my non-technical clients. If you’re surprised that I have non-technical clients I’ll tell you more about that in another posting. A voice over is the voice of the narrator you hear in commercials, videos, and other media. Voice overs are done by […]

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Margret Thatcher dead at 87

April 8th, 2013 // 2:54 pm @

Margret Thatcher, the Iron Lady, died today, aged 87… Former British PM Margret Thatcher dies at 87 We are all bound by events we don’t influence nor play a role in yet many follow them and are influenced by them as of they were somehow personally involved. I feel this way about Thatcher. She was […]

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No, OSS is not more secure than closed source software

March 21st, 2013 // 3:20 pm @

Slashdot featured an article today called “Decade-Old Espionage Malware Found Targeting Government Computers” – this quote summarizes the technical report (pdf) The CrySyS Lab, Budapest has been notified by the Hungarian National Security Authority about the detection of an ongoing high profile targeted attack…the main objective of the attackers was information gathering from the infected […]

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It’s official – the London 2012 opening ceremony sucks

July 27th, 2012 // 8:29 pm @

Beijing has nothing to worry about – the Beijing 2008 opening ceremony remains the best Olympics opening ceremony. Watching the London 2012 opening ceremony confirms what I had suspected all along (starting with the preview of London 2012 at the Beijing 2008 closing ceremony) – the London 2012 opening ceremony sucks. In fact, it’s not worth […]

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If graffiti changed anything…

April 24th, 2012 // 4:46 pm @

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Canada – Home of the strong monopolies

April 19th, 2012 // 5:53 pm @

Earlier this week Canada Post decided to sue a website for copyright infringement. Canada Post claims it is the exclusive copyright holder of Postal Codes – the website in question crowd-sourced their postal code database (which it gives away free) over eight years. A foolish use of tax-payers’ dollars – [sarcasm] although lawyers do buy […]

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