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Dating Fun
So in a conversation with Jeff, he pointed out that I really should blog about my dating adventures, or at least attempts thereof, for everyone’s edification… or at least entertainment . So this story occurs a few weeks ago when this über hot girl walks up to the 77 Mass Ave crossing somewhat next to me.  Now, I’ve seen her around before,... Read more →
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How the GNU is destroying society
Wherever I go, there are these militant proponents of the GNU, how free software, vis-a-vis the FSF is the best thing ever, and how capitalism and intellectual property are dead. That’s a load of bullshit.  And the people shoveling it are the biggest hypocrites ever.  The GNU has destroyed society, free markets, and the people benefiting from it the most are neither... Read more →
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I’d like a bag, please.
I don’t know when it started, but now apparently I have to ask for a bag to carry my food stuffs that I just purchased!  As though it isn’t obvious when there are 10+ things sitting on the counter, clearly more than I have hands for, the whole idea of bagging up stuff has apparently been lost.  And it’s not just at... Read more →
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Lehman Bros & American Communism
In the collapse of the mighty Lehman Brothers, and the flailing of the other major investment banks, I read hundreds of blogs posts of people happy for their downfall.  It seems there is no shortage of happiness in American Society that the moneygrubbers of Wall Street got their just dessert.  These companies were blamed for just about every evil thing one could... Read more →
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Dating Journal: Progress
Ok, if you are tuning again since last time, using your new digital tv receiver that is year 2009 compliant, I basically resolved to be more proactive about my dating and meeting people.  And thanks Diandra for pointing out that nobody would be using the digital receiver YET, because its still 2008.  Thanks for crapping all over my blog. Well, you might... Read more →
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The Rise and Fall of a Bubble… 2.0?
Every time there is a large mass of credit expansion, a “bubble” as it were, in any particular industry, people either jump on board, or are hesitant, asking “how long will it last?”. After all, if one knew how long a bubble lasted (as differentiated from a market self-correction), one would know the right time to seek out funding for their business... Read more →
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My Dating Journal
So I’ve been reading a book on how to meet the right girl (written by a girl), someone worthwhile, and the first thing it advises me is to analyze my past “relationships” to find out what patterns there are, and judge if they are good, bad, or what I want.  (And what I didn’t like about myself and the other person in... Read more →
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On the Quest for Blazing Performance – NginX, DNS, and caching (Part 1)
(Date: 8/21/2008) As you may know, I am eminently concerned with ad delivery (here: economics of ad delivery), and as part of that, have recently embarked on a quest for blazing and blistering web performance out of my webservers. After all, more pages delivered (= more ads) & more returning visitors (= more ads). When most people think of optimizing their server... Read more →
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Economics of Ad Delivery
I would like to talk a little bit about the economics of ad (as in web advertising unit) delivery. Not because I am the biggest expert in the world, but because I have been wrongheaded about the issue in the past. I can (and have) been found guilty of advising people not to upgrade to additional servers (here), that there is more... Read more →
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I need a new hobby
I had a revelation today.  I went dancing, something I really love and am generally pretty good at, but as has been the case the last several times, I just didn’t derive any enjoyment at all.  I tried to remind myself, “hey, you love dancing, lets show these girls what you’ve got”, and it worked briefly, but it quickly bled away and... Read more →