Tag Archives: technology

A Book of Boredom and Brilliance and Other Related Things

Figure 1: Attribution: By Author [Fair Use], via Author Web Site I recently finished reading a very interesting book called “Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self” by Manoush Zomorodi. While some of the reviews I’ve seen are rather haughtily negative, I enjoyed this book. I already limit […]

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Escape Pod Podcast, Episode 398: Subversion

I just started to  listen to this on the train and it was so good I had to listen to the end at my desk. It’s very relevant to me right now as we’re working on a major release of our standards due out next week. I’ve been futzing with SVN frequently over the last few […]

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Surprise! (Now Pay Up)

Originally posted on Angelus Novus:
One of the first things people ask me when we’re talking about wireless services in Canada is this: why should we care how much cell phones cost? Aren’t they a luxury? Well, the way we’re using our cell phones these days suggests otherwise – more and more Canadians are ditching…

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It’s Time to Get Meta….

It’s depressing to see how much YouTube and BuzzFeed items I repost or reblog get looked at and how little anyone looks at my original material. Currently my highest number of views is 89 and that on a day I posted about an article on LinkedIn “Class of 2013: Four Things You Must Unlearn Immediately […]

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Recommended Linux Distribution for Current Mandriva 2011.0 User

**WARNING: MAJOR GEEK ALERT** I’m hoping some of the folks out on WordPress might be able to help me with a suggestion. I’m looking to move to a new Linux distribution. I have been using the Mandriva distribution for a number years since it was called Mandrake and it was in version 8.0. Recently, I […]

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Testing out Posting Code

One of the things that I love to be able to do in my blog (besides becoming a better writer) is to have the ability for a reader to execute code that designate for that purpose. Thinking on that idea for a bit lead me to the conclusion that having that functionality would be a […]

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An Experiment in Being Unplugged

“My wife and I made reservations to go to our favorite hotel for nine days. But I knew that getting away from my office wouldn’t be enough if I remained tethered to my online life and my work. I decided not to bring my laptop, my iPad, or my cellphone. I left an away message […]

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