Microsoft's Gates Touts Blogging as Business Tool

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I may be the last geek to have posted this, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

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Childless couple told to try sex

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A German couple who went to a fertility clinic after eight years of marriage have found out why they are still childless - they weren’t having sex.

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Gmail Bug Sparks Storage Rumors

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Knew it had to be too good to be true. Ignore my previous post.

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Google tests waters with terabyte e-mail limit

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When I first heard of this, I thought it was a glitch in gMail. But hot damn! A whole Terabyte. I don’t even have a terabyte at home.

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Comment Graffitti in my Blog

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graffitti.TEXT has a neat page in the Admin section that displays all the comments made in your blog. I hadn’t been monitoring this page so when I finally got around to it, I was quite surprised at some of the comments made therein. Most of the comments are from my very nice and intelligent friends, but there are the occasional entries made by people with a one letter vocabulary (literally). My wife and I had a good laugh at many of them, but some of them were a bit disturbing or just plain nonsensical. I ended up deleting a lot of them.

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E3 Photos

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Last Thursday I was lucky enough to attend the E3 Gaming Conference. It’s basically a candy store for adolescent boys (or adults who cater to the inner adolescent). Two words characterize the expo, sex and videogames. Booth babes were plentiful (in number and cup size), but I was more interested in the games, games, games!

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Duuude. That's a relief. Pass the chips.

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Reuters - Various reports indicate that young people who use cannabis tend to experience psychological and social problems. However, there is no evidence that marijuana use is directly linked with such problems, according to the results of a study published in The Lancet.

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HttpWebRequest and the Expect: 100-continue Header Problem

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Apparently I’m not the only one to run into this annoying problem. When using the HttpWebRequest to POST form data using HTTP 1.1, it ALWAYS adds the following HTTP header “Expect: 100-Continue”. Fixing the problem has proved to be quite elusive.

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You've been hacked: now what?

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And I thought he was talking about my site…

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Gotta have it! Commodore 64 in a Joystick

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C64 miniThis press release announced a joystick that has a C64 mini console in a Joystick with 30 games including California Games. I absolutely loved California Games! Especially hacky-sack and surfing.

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An Even Better TimedLock

Wow! After posting my update to the TimedLock class entitled TimedLock Yet Again Revisited…, Ian Griffiths posts this gem which outlines a solution to one of the problem’s with my approach to keeping a stack trace.

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When Soccer Players Attack ... me

fightThis weekend I nearly got into a fight while playing soccer. To give you perspective, this is a friendly co-ed game with a group of people I’ve played with for six years. Player ages range from the early twenties up to fifty something.

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TimedLock Yet Again Revisited...

lock In an earlier post, I updated the TimedLock class (first introduced in this post) to allow the user to examine the stack trace of the thread that is holding the lock to an object when the TimedLock fails to obtain a lock on that object. This assumes that the blocking lock was obtained using the TimedLock. Ian Griffiths pointed out a few flaws in my implementation and I promised I would incorporate his feedback and revise the code.

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Is Bush Choosing Stupidity?

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DubyaThis interesting piece on Slate presents the idea that perhaps Bush chose “stupidity” early on as an act of rebellion and has stuck with it even after beginning to get his act together. An excerpt:

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The Blogging Syndrome

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The other day while at the gym, I started regaling my friend with a story about my weekend trip to San Jose. Just as my storytelling juices started to flow, he interrupts and says,

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Joke of the day

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One day at kindergarten a teacher said to the class of 5-year- olds, I’ll give $2 to the child who can tell me who was the most famous man who ever lived.”

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Silent Treatment

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Found this on Slate. It’s a funny little anecdote written from the perspective of the wife who decides to take a 48 hr vow of silence.

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Ergonomic Chair

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I finally received an ergonomic chair at work through Workman’s comp. It’s a nice Neutral Posture brand chair with a tempurpedic seat cushion. Hopefully my back will start to calm down.

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Blog Recommendation Server: AmphetaRate

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NOTE: This service is no longer available

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What makes people think they can manage a software team?

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I love this quip from Joel Spolsky’s foreward to Mike Gunderloy’s Coder to Developer.

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