VIDEO: Flying To India For Tech Support

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This is a hilarious video from the Conan O’Brien show.

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My Four Tips For Job Seekers

Ok, I just have to take a moment to rant a bit. We’re currently looking for some mid-level developers as well as a System Administrator. Naturally we posted a job description on Dice.com and craigslist.org. In general I find the best candidates through referral, but occasionaly I’ll get a few good ones through a job site.

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Burning Man: Three Person Pedal Powered Ferris Wheel

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My buddy Ed posted some pics from Burning Man this year. This pedal powered Ferris wheel particularly caught my eye. How cool is that!

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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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