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Easy ASCII Art

June 16th, 2011 // 2:25 am @

ASCII Art – Simplified (<– click the link to try) I could have saved hours with something like this! Erik / / / +++++++++++++ / + + + / + O O + + / + o + +/ + \ / + ++++ + —– + ++++ ++++ + + ++ ++++++ ++++ ++ […]

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English Is Easy?!

June 9th, 2011 // 5:00 pm @

Yes, English is an easy language – The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present. I did not object to the object. They were too close to the door to close it. […]

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Wikipedia Entry

May 30th, 2011 // 4:53 pm @

Wikipedia is the world’s encyclopedia, why not be a part of it? I created a brief entry about myself – hopefully it sticks!

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Textify your photos

May 27th, 2011 // 4:50 pm @

I came across Textify – a free service that generates a given image using text. I include a converted version of my photoá that appears on this site’s home page. I created the image using the letters e and w, in Times Roman font which seems to offerá the best resolution for this photo. Now […]

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Failure: More valuable than success

April 29th, 2011 // 3:39 pm @

On April 21 2011 AmazonÆs Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service experienced a major outage. EC2 provides scalable, pay as you go, compute capacity. The outage was surprising because Amazon focuses on avoiding infrastructure designs that have a single point of failure. AmazonÆs infrastructure includes a variety of redundant features that provide failover capability even in […]

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HQ Web Content

April 8th, 2011 // 2:00 pm @

HQWebContent.com is my new former site for providing professional content creation, and search engine optimization and marketing services. The name is a result of several weeks of thought and hours of research. I do my research using a number of tools after I have generated some ideas offline. One of the tools I use is […]

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Sooner Than Expected Metal Fatigue

April 6th, 2011 // 5:01 pm @

On Friday April 1, a domestic Soutwest Airlines flight was forced to land just 40 minutes into its flight when aá large hole appeared in its fuselage. The hole, located above the planeÆs middle isle, caused the cabin to depressurize after passengers heard a loud noise. A section of the 737Æs aluminum skin could be […]

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Starbucks Mobile Pour

April 1st, 2011 // 1:25 pm @

Even though that you’ll probably find a Starbucks coffee shop on every corner of a major city, Starbucks is now offering a new service called Mobile Pour. [Note: this post was published April 1, 2011 – April Fool’s Day :) ] Mobile Pour brings Starbucks to you – just download an app, order your coffee, […]

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March 2011 – A Lion of a Month

March 31st, 2011 // 3:12 am @

March 2011 was a busy moth professionally and personally. It was also a busy month for all of my web sites. I currently admit to owing and operating 10 sites and I am happy to report that they got over 3,000 unique visitors during March. That’s an outstanding record! Some of my sites saw an […]

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CAPTCHAs – More than Irritating, Curvy, Wavy Text

March 31st, 2011 // 2:45 am @

You encounter them on lots of web sites – even on Google.com. The wavy letters with lines around and through them, some punctuation, dots, and mixed up lower and uppercase letters. While it seems like a reasonable ‘test’ for humanness they can be a headache. What is behind a CAPTCHA: Are the words that the ‘test’ shows you random words? Are computers really not able to solve CAPTCHAs? What’s the problem anyway – why prevent a computer, or bot, from using a site anyway? My research uncovers some surprises.

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