My First Pair Of Air Jordans

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So it’s maybe thirteen years too late, but I finally have my first pair of Air Jordans. Yeah, they don’t have anywhere near the cachet they did back in the day, but hey, better late than never. Here’s a photo to commemorate the occasion.

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Mobile Phone Gaming

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This is what I was working on before the siren call of independent consulting lured me away.

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Blogging to Win a PDC Ticket

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pdc This is my feeble attempt win an all expense trip to the PDC this year. All I have to do is explain why I want to attend. Unfortunately, I’ll be judged on creativity, value to the community, writing quality and style. It was my hope that my dashing good looks and slipping someone a freshly minted bill would suffice.

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This Was My First Computer

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Verizon Fiber Optic Internet Service

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Ah man, this isn’t available in my neigborhood yet, but they’re offering 15 Mbps/2 Mbps internet access for $49.95. That’s what I’m paying now for my cable service.

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Beware the PayPal Email Scams!

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Looking at my SPAM filter, I notice that nearly a quarter of my emails appear to be from PayPal. Of course, these are all spoofed to appear that way.

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Erich Gamma Talks About Flexibility and Reuse

I just finished reading part 2 of the Bill Venners interview with Erich Gamma and Erich so eloquently distills some of what I was trying to say in a recent post.

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Coder’s Block

block I’ve heard of writer’s block, but never dealt with coder’s block until today. Seriously, I’ve always been able to just unleash that kernel of code simmering inside in a big pop of keyboard slamming.

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EXIF, RDF and Flickr Metadata Management

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I’ve been following with interest Shelley’s progress with WordForm, a blogging engine. I hadn’t realized that WordForm was a fork in WordPress until she recently mentioned it.

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Email Is An Addiction?

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So they say that email is an addiction.

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Please Trust And Empower Your Employees. There’s Always A Bug In The Process.

In my limited experience so far, and from anecdotal evidence of nearly everyone I’ve ever met who had a boss at one time or another, managers as a whole still do not trust their employees. It’s a real shame if you think about it, because the whole point of hiring employees is to scale up and create an infrastructure capable of handling more work (and ostensibly more profit) than you can now.

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Flickr Lovr

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I know it’s been around a good while now and has been the darling of the blogging community far that time, but I only recently started to play with Flickr. My initial resistance was due to my complete dissatisfaction with other online photo management tools such as oFoto, Yahoo Photos, SnapFish etc…

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There Is No Perfect Design

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Many developers, especially those fresh out of college (though older developers are just as prone), fall into the trap of believing in an absolute concept of “the perfect design”. I hate to break such youthful idealism, but there’s just no such thing.

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Design Patterns Isn’t a Golden Hammer

One trap that developers need to be wary of is the mentality of the Hammer Truism. This states that

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Thanks for the Well Wishes

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When something tragic befalls a friend, or even an acquaintance, I used to wonder if expressing my condolences and sorrow really meant much to the afflicted person. It certainly is different from person to person. For Akumi and me, I think the answer to that is yes, it is helpful. We certainly felt some degree of comfort knowing friends and even strangers who read my blog were sending us well wishes and thinking of us.

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Happy Birthday Akumi!

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I know the timing is pretty crummy, but here it is. It is required, yes required, that I give you a true geek birthday salute (i.e. a blog birthday greeting).

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A Loss In The Family

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Joke: Four Old Friends

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Four friends who hadn’t seen each other in 30 years, reunited at a party. After several drinks, one of the men had to use the rest room. Those who remained talked about their kids.

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Study Shows That Referee's Decisions are Influenced by Spectator Pressure

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A soccer buddy, and Doctor, sent me this interesting report. Here’s a snippet…

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Blogging: 3 questions

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I swear I never do these stupid quizzes or memes or whatever you call it, but this is only three questions. If it’s good enough for Sam Ruby, it’s good enough for me.

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