IM Is Not Safe! Spread The Word

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Boyfriend Arm Pillow

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You gotta love the Japanese for making such interesting products. The company that makes this disembodied arm pillow has sold 1000 units since last December. It’s actually genius if you think about it.

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Meet Twiggy

Twiggy is our new Italian Greyhound (not to be confused with a normal greyhound). She’s around two years old (we don’t know for sure) and she has a major case of Attention Deficit Disorder. Fully grown, she’s only ten pounds.

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Cluster F*ck. When Good Hard Drives Go Bad.

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Yesterday was a crazy day. Our production site runs on an older Dell disk array with three logical volumes each set up in a RAID 1+0 configuration. For you non geeks out there, RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks (though some claim the I stands for Inexpensive, I take no stand on this issue).

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Mission Accomplished. New Doggy In The Family.

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A little while ago I said we’ve decided to adopt a doggy. Well we did it. On Saturday we got a call that an Italian Greyhound was in need of a home immediately. So we drove out to Visalia (about three hours north of L.A. a little past Bakersfield) and picked her up.

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Interviewing

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I’m conducting some phone interviews today for a C++ contractor/employee. Man it’s been a long time since I’ve conducted interviews. I wish I kept a list of my favorite questions to ask.

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I'll Never Get The Fashion Industry

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My wife is in the fashion industry and as much as I love her dearly, I’ll never understand the industry. At least she’s a pattern maker and not a designer, so she has no responsibility for this garbage.

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Enabling IPv6 For Your .NET Application

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RSS Bandit Developer Torsten points out a very long and arduous process for enabling IPv6 in your .NET application. Here is the extremely tedious set of instructions.

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Smoggy Day

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My office is 17 floors up with a nice view towards the Pacific. The ocean is a few miles away, so all I see is a sliver of blue on a clear day.

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Wintellect Site Is Down...

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I doubt these guys went out of business, but they’re site has been unavailable since last evening. Perhaps someone bumped into the power switch?

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I Forgot That I Am An MCSD

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Doing Work Without Threads

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A while ago I wrote up a post on Asynchronous Sockets. Ian was kind enough to send me an email correcting a few niggles with it and in an email exchange, cleared up a few other misconceptions about how sockets (and other IO operations for that matter) really work.

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The Onion: Organizers Fear Terrorist Attacks On Upcoming Al-Qaeda Convention

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This is too funny. For any foreigners or Chinese press who read this blog, The Onion is satire.

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Bush Wins Al Qaeda Endorsement

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Read the story from Fox News of all places.

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Petals Around the Rose logic puzzle

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Found this interesting puzzle on BoingBoing. I figured it out. Can you?

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Ishkur's Guide To Electronic Music v2.5

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Someday when I have a kid, the young squirt will sit upon my knee and ask:

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Revenge Of The Frogs

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Found this here on Yahoo news. What is this frog doing?

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How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men

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Someone pointed this out to me on Amazon.com. A book entitled How to Date a White Woman: A Practical Guide for Asian Men.

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FUNNY: Afro Ninja

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This is an animated gif. If it’s not animated, then you’re not seeing what I see.

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Understanding How Much POP3 Is Not Scalable

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I have the lovely task of importing a POP3 mailbox with 144524 messages into our database. I’m using a 3rd party component, but am quickly learning more than I ever wanted to know about POP3. For example, ideally you don’t want to use POP3 for large mail boxes because POP3 isn’t scalable.

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