Real Madrid vs Galaxy, July 18

Real Madrid Wohoo! The little lady and myself will be in attendance as we watch Zinedine Zidane, Beckham, Ronaldo, Owen, Roberto Carlos and the rest of Real Madrid completely overpower and dismantle the lackluster Galaxy when they play an exhibition game at the Home Depot Center in Carson.

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Making The Factory Pattern More Discoverable

Steven Clarke has an interesting post about the usability (or lack thereof) of the Factory Pattern.

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Ok, That Is Just About The Weirdest Thing Ever

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Federal Funding Cuts to Public Broadcasting

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If you’re a fan of NPR and KCRW, make sure your voice is heard. The House will soon vote on budget cuts for public broadcasting and the issue is being painted as a liberal vs conservative battle.

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DHTML Lemmings: Productivity Killer

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Lemmings Dare may singlehandedly be responsible for delaying Longhorn, VS.NET 2005, Yukon and many other products as legions of programmers (Microsoft and otherwise) lose productivity by spending their time playing DHTML Lemmings, a faithful javascript reproduction of the classic game Lemmings.

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Check Out My Shiny New Flickr Badge

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You know what, I do want to express myself, okay. And I don’t need 37 pieces of flair to do it.

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The Borg Has Learned To Share

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From the Lessig blog I learned that Microsoft is releasing its spec for “Simple Feed Extensions” under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, often referred to as a “CopyLeft” . People are free to modify and redistribute the spec so long as the modifications are licensed under a similar license.

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RSS Is Designed To Be Extended

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RSS Now repeat after me, “RSS is designed to be extended.”

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Anybody Use Quickbooks Online

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Just curious if any of my fantastic readers (or Google searchers, welcome. Nothing but love for ya) have experience with using Quickbooks Online. If so, let me know in the comments what your experience with it has been. Thank you.

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Subtext Progress Report.

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I’ve been intentionally quiet about how Subtext is progressing (apart from a couple minor posts on how to obtain the code via CVS). My reticense is certainly not from lack of excitement or enjoyment of the project. Working on Subtext has been about the most enjoyable software development project I’ve ever had the pleasure to work on. So much so, that I’ve fallen a bit behind on my “real” work. Unfortunately this has caught up to me as I now have two projects with a potential third not far behind to work on (Yes, I know. A good problem to have, so quitcher belly-aching). This is very exciting for me as it may herald the beginning of a company. But it also means I need to slow down on Subtext a bit.

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Geolocation Recommendations?

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Geolocation Anybody out there use a geolocation service they are happy with?

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An Even EASIER Way To Obtain the Subtext Source Code

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In a recent post I outlined step by step how to obtain the source code for Subtext as a non-developer. Well I was a bit sloppy and made a couple of mistakes in the post (now corrected).

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Comment Spam Can Take Down Your Blog

spam I can have a very filthy mouth when pissed off. Take today for example, my dog was witness to a blistering stream of profanities as I found that my site was down. I was hit with a torrent of comment spam like nothing I’ve seen before.

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Working in San Francisco

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I’m in San Francisco for a working meeting for a client. We’re doing a bit of project planning and working through the specs and schematics. The thing I love about San Francisco is I never have a bad time, even if I’m only here for two days and one night.

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Submitting Patch Files for a CVS Project

Scott Hanselman provides an excellent writeup of how to use GNU Patch.exe with CVS and DIFF files. This is very helpful as it is the one (of perhaps many) thing missing from my Quickstart Guide to CVS and SourceForge for Windows developers.

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Downloading the Latest Source for Subtext from CVS

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UPDATE: Sorry, but my previous instructions contained some errors. I’ll make it up to you. In the meanwhile, here are the corrections.

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Am I the Only Person...

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Who’s ever gotten Jet Lag flying from Oakland to Los Angeles? ;)

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Two Years Ago On This Day...

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We got hitched! :)

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Programming Language Inventor or Serial Killer?

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This is not your ordinary history of computer science quiz. From the site…

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The Funniest Father’s Day Ad Yet

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