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On Accepting Praise: a Service to Others

This was written for a speech. It has been slightly edited to be read instead of spoken.  We applaud our guest musicians at the end of each service, as I’m sure we will do again today. When we do this, I always find it interesting to watch our musicians receive the applause. Some accept it […]

Reflections on #altconf 2016 day 3

A reflection on a single day of Altconf 2016. Features highlights and thoughts on the sessions.

Google Reader shutdown: an observation

It’s interesting that I learned about the Google reader shutdown through NetNewsWire syncing through Google Reader…[ “Napoleon’s Numbers” is the headline, and they begin with 1, making sure it is known he was the only player in the top 25 in NFL Jerseys China NCAA statistics in rushing, scoring, kickoff returns and all purpose yards […]

Comments, nerds and human subcultures

I love that this (interesting) article on web design turned into a mathematician nerd smackdown in the comments. Uh…actually, by his definition 1 is a prime. Read it carefully and you’ll see that. I would go so far as to say that any definition of prime that excludes 1 only does so by adding an “unless it’s […]

Too many exclamation points!!! – Salon.com

Too many exclamation points!!! – Salon.com: ” Synthetic excitement explodes out of my cursor, unearned.” But as I mentioned earlier, this market share and subscriber growth did not come at the expense of profitability as our operating profit before depreciation and amortization margins Replica Oakleys also increased, about eight percentage points to 32% last year. […]

Evan Michael Gross has passed – wonder what happens to Spell Catcher

I’ve used Spell Catcher for over 10 years. Someone posted to Rainmaker’s website that he has passed. Good travels, Evan. He has regressed badly as the season has gone on. Zoos don’t cheap jerseys get enough credit for what wondrous, insane places they NBA Jerseys Cheap are. This is a slap in the face to […]

The trouble with today’s tweet based soundbites is that it is difficult to have a slightly subtle position on something

Not sure exactly how I got here, and the rest of the post is interesting, but this quote struck me: Stephen Colebourne’s blog: Scala EJB 2 feedback: “The trouble with today’s tweet based soundbites is that it is difficult to have a slightly subtle position on something, and I’d say my position on Fantom is […]

Varsity Bookmarking My Job Pt.1 — I have no idea what I’m doing

Love this. Varsity Bookmarking My Job Pt.1 — I have no idea what I’m doing: “I am the CEO of Svpply, Inc., a social shopping S-Corp operating out of New York City. My company has been the recipient of over half-a-million in investor dollars, for the stated purpose of building an unknown, 3,000-member web service […]

A.Word.A.Day –etiolate

Cool, I did not know this. I assumed “to friend” was a new version. A.Word.A.Day –etiolate: “The Oxford English Dictionary has the first citation for the word friend as a verb from the year 1225. In fact, ‘to friend’ has an older pedigree than ‘to befriend’ (1559). A similar pattern emerges for the undoing part, […]