apple

Apple’s HomePod: I Am The Weakest Link

5 minute read

Apple’’s HomePod lets you ask Siri to play music and control your home, but you may have to adapt to Siri before Siri will adapt to you.

Apple’s iOS Security Faustian Dilemma

7 minute read

Apple has a “user-centric” business model but forces iOS users to choose between using the version of iOS they want and getting security updates.

iPad Air First Impressions

1 minute read

I headed over to Best Buy first thing Friday morning… they opened at 8AM and handled the iPad Air rollout very nicely. It was raining hard… they gave rese...

No More Printer Rebates from Apple

2 minute read

Apple has long offered a $100 rebate on select printers. It’s something I’ve counseled many Mac buyers to take advantage of. You could get a moderate quality...

A Reason I Like Apple

1 minute read

I don't go to physical Apple retail stores very often but this weekend in New York I needed a mini-displayport to HDMI cable, so we took a walk to the 5t...

Apple’s iPod Event on September 9th

6 minute read

Tuesday September 9th 2008 (today as I finish this; I meant to get this out sooner) is a special Apple event called “Let’s Rock” - although they haven’t spec...

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security

Apple’s iOS Security Faustian Dilemma

7 minute read

Apple has a “user-centric” business model but forces iOS users to choose between using the version of iOS they want and getting security updates.

So Wifi Isn’t Secure – What Now?

9 minute read

Many individuals and many organizations treat their router and WiFi network as a security perimeter. “The hostile world is outside. The warm, friendly, safe ...

Customer Service and Security: What Not to Do

10 minute read

If you’re a company that may receive security-related reports, the first thing not to do on the customer service front is to make it difficult to report issu...

Personal Security Questions Are Bullshit

11 minute read

Personal security questions are not only a terrible user experience, they can also reduce your account’s security rather than enhance it. Let’s explore them ...

Password Dumps: How To Protect Yourself

5 minute read

By now you’re probably used to reading about web sites getting broken into, exposing millions of accounts. How do you protect yourself and how can developers...

Stream: A Black Box for WordPress Security

2 minute read

You’re searching your blog for spam for the fourth time in the last few days. Not only can’t you figure out how the spammer keeps getting in, you also can’t ...

Why I Don’t Self-Host Anymore

6 minute read

I’m at An Event Apart and have just listened to a great presentation by Jeremy Keith on data permanency. He touched on many issues, from technical ones regar...

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entertainment

Omnious Sounding

less than 1 minute read

Yahoo seems to have changed the layout of Yahoo Movies recently. I was looking at what was playing locally and saw this: It sounds ominous. If I don’t...

In the Category of “Just No”

less than 1 minute read

Do you ever turn on the television and think "Oh my, why hasn't Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? ... Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never go...

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

1 minute read

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the...

Futurama: Bender’s Game

1 minute read

"Futurama" unfortunately never got the love that "The Simpsons" gets, but I'm still grateful for the fact that Fox gave the show another chance in the form...

Brian Eno Is Alive and Well in My iPhone

1 minute read

Given the current events in the US (or global) economy, “Bloom” rescues me from continually listening to only chill-out music and Radiohead’s most apocalypti...

Keeping Your Warcraft Addons Up To Date

1 minute read

While I’m on the subject of World of Warcraft, I want to take a moment to mention the software I use to keep the add-ons I use up to date. … The set I u...

David Foster Wallace Has Left the Building

1 minute read

I remember around the time that "Infinite Jest" came out, several of my friends were talking about it. ctan was enraptured by it, read it cover to cover ...

Apple’s iPod Event on September 9th

6 minute read

Tuesday September 9th 2008 (today as I finish this; I meant to get this out sooner) is a special Apple event called “Let’s Rock” - although they haven’t spec...

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code

Stop The loop() Insanity!

3 minute read

Learn how to write an Arduino loop() with multiple delays without shooting yourself in the foot.

CODE: jQuery’s :contains and White Space

1 minute read

Over the weekend I ran into one of those situations where it felt like I had found a bug in a very commonly used portion of a very commonly used piece of so...

Whenever I Go Away, I Want to Start Anew…

2 minute read

There’s a thrill for me in the initial exploration of an idea, the initial design of a piece of software or web site, and in learning how to use new tools or...

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privacy

So Wifi Isn’t Secure – What Now?

9 minute read

Many individuals and many organizations treat their router and WiFi network as a security perimeter. “The hostile world is outside. The warm, friendly, safe ...

Protect Your Domain Registrations and Privacy

9 minute read

When you register a domain name, you may expose personal information about yourself: your address, phone number email address. Here’s how to protect privacy.

Personal Security Questions Are Bullshit

11 minute read

Personal security questions are not only a terrible user experience, they can also reduce your account’s security rather than enhance it. Let’s explore them ...

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macintosh

Offline jQuery Documentation for MacOS X

less than 1 minute read

I don’t always have reliable online access when I’m coding - in particular, I was on a bus today for a couple of hours and didn’t always have Internet access...

Apple’s iPod Event on September 9th

6 minute read

Tuesday September 9th 2008 (today as I finish this; I meant to get this out sooner) is a special Apple event called “Let’s Rock” - although they haven’t spec...

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software

GNU Emacs on Rasperry Pi

less than 1 minute read

For the two people in the world who were wondering this, GNU Emacs runs just fine under Debian on a Raspberry Pi. It doesn’t leave much memory available for ...

Emacs: The Poster Child for Software Bloat

1 minute read

I love Emacs. It’s the editor I grew up with. I’ve been using it for over 30 years. I don’t think I could switch to another editor now if I wanted to. There’...

Whenever I Go Away, I Want to Start Anew…

2 minute read

There’s a thrill for me in the initial exploration of an idea, the initial design of a piece of software or web site, and in learning how to use new tools or...

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wordpress

Stream: A Black Box for WordPress Security

2 minute read

You’re searching your blog for spam for the fourth time in the last few days. Not only can’t you figure out how the spammer keeps getting in, you also can’t ...

Tech Note: Cloudbusting

2 minute read

My blog runs on a piece of software called Wordpress. I love Wordpress; it’s well designed, easy to use, easy to maintain. It’s good for serving blogs but it...

Eating My Own Dog Food

1 minute read

For a while I’ve been advising people who need simple web sites to use Wordpress. Not just people who want to blog, but people who need a very simple site wi...

LJ Crossposting

2 minute read

I have a bunch of half-written things that I haven’t finished because I haven’t been happy with the state of cross-posting between this blog and Livejournal ...

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ios

Apple’s iOS Security Faustian Dilemma

7 minute read

Apple has a “user-centric” business model but forces iOS users to choose between using the version of iOS they want and getting security updates.

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computers

iPad Air First Impressions

1 minute read

I headed over to Best Buy first thing Friday morning… they opened at 8AM and handled the iPad Air rollout very nicely. It was raining hard… they gave rese...

Tech Note: Cloudbusting

2 minute read

My blog runs on a piece of software called Wordpress. I love Wordpress; it’s well designed, easy to use, easy to maintain. It’s good for serving blogs but it...

Why I Don’t Self-Host Anymore

6 minute read

I’m at An Event Apart and have just listened to a great presentation by Jeremy Keith on data permanency. He touched on many issues, from technical ones regar...

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hardware

Replacement Power Supply For Libratone Zipp

1 minute read

When a wifi speaker’s power supply breaks and the official replacement is stupidly expensive you can find a replacement for the replacement on Amazon.

Raspberry Pi

1 minute read

A small but powerful computer

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wtf

Great Headlines From My Newsfeed

less than 1 minute read

I just have to hope that someone at the BBC got a chuckle when they decided on this excerpt for the article's newsfeed.  

WTF Economics

1 minute read

I subscribe to the magazine "Cooking Light". Issues usually have some good recipes when you ignore all the stuff about yoga, aromatherapy and blood pressure...

So You’re Having a Benefit Event…

less than 1 minute read

So - the day of the event - you get a call asking what restaurants will be there. … The caller mentions to you that he tried to email quite a while ago but ...

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web

Password Dumps: How To Protect Yourself

5 minute read

By now you’re probably used to reading about web sites getting broken into, exposing millions of accounts. How do you protect yourself and how can developers...

Eating My Own Dog Food

1 minute read

For a while I’ve been advising people who need simple web sites to use Wordpress. Not just people who want to blog, but people who need a very simple site wi...

Omnious Sounding

less than 1 minute read

Yahoo seems to have changed the layout of Yahoo Movies recently. I was looking at what was playing locally and saw this: It sounds ominous. If I don’t...

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itunes

iTunes Hygiene

3 minute read

Instead of working on a site redesign that I have a tight deadline on, I am dealing with a long-standing peeve I’ve had: iTunes hygiene.

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

1 minute read

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the...

Apple’s iPod Event on September 9th

6 minute read

Tuesday September 9th 2008 (today as I finish this; I meant to get this out sooner) is a special Apple event called “Let’s Rock” - although they haven’t spec...

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iphone

iPhone Tethering

3 minute read

Free Wifi is great, isn’t it? Except when it’s worth exactly what you paid for it: nothing.

Brian Eno Is Alive and Well in My iPhone

1 minute read

Given the current events in the US (or global) economy, “Bloom” rescues me from continually listening to only chill-out music and Radiohead’s most apocalypti...

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tv

In the Category of “Just No”

less than 1 minute read

Do you ever turn on the television and think "Oh my, why hasn't Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? ... Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never go...

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

1 minute read

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the...

Futurama: Bender’s Game

1 minute read

"Futurama" unfortunately never got the love that "The Simpsons" gets, but I'm still grateful for the fact that Fox gave the show another chance in the form...

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chrome

CODE: Notes on Ember and Ember App Kit

3 minute read

I’ve recently been working with EmberJS, a Javascript framework for building MVC-based web applications. I’m liking it a lot. It feels well thought out, well...

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mac

The Mac Companion: Are You Serious, Iomega?

2 minute read

Over the summer, Iomega announced their latest external hard drive, this one targeted at the Macintosh community: the Mac Companion. The Companion is a very ...

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raspberry pi

GNU Emacs on Rasperry Pi

less than 1 minute read

For the two people in the world who were wondering this, GNU Emacs runs just fine under Debian on a Raspberry Pi. It doesn’t leave much memory available for ...

Raspberry Pi

1 minute read

A small but powerful computer

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iot

Replacement Power Supply For Libratone Zipp

1 minute read

When a wifi speaker’s power supply breaks and the official replacement is stupidly expensive you can find a replacement for the replacement on Amazon.

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life

On My 50th Birthday

2 minute read

So I’ve finished half a century on the Earth. The word century always sounds impressive. And while fifty years sounds impressive, half a century sounds even ...

Welcome to dot-dot-romkey

5 minute read

And the environment that I work in has changed and become much more complex… where two decades ago a piece of software most likely ran from the command-line,...

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amazon

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

1 minute read

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the...

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music

iTunes Hygiene

3 minute read

Instead of working on a site redesign that I have a tight deadline on, I am dealing with a long-standing peeve I’ve had: iTunes hygiene.

Brian Eno Is Alive and Well in My iPhone

1 minute read

Given the current events in the US (or global) economy, “Bloom” rescues me from continually listening to only chill-out music and Radiohead’s most apocalypti...

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ajax

WebDev: jQuery, JSON, IE and Caching

1 minute read

When you bookmark a listing the icon changes from a heart with a plus sign to a heart with a minus sign, the count of the number of times the the listing was...

Offline jQuery Documentation for MacOS X

less than 1 minute read

I don’t always have reliable online access when I’m coding - in particular, I was on a bus today for a couple of hours and didn’t always have Internet access...

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jquery

CODE: jQuery’s :contains and White Space

1 minute read

Over the weekend I ran into one of those situations where it felt like I had found a bug in a very commonly used portion of a very commonly used piece of so...

Offline jQuery Documentation for MacOS X

less than 1 minute read

I don’t always have reliable online access when I’m coding - in particular, I was on a bus today for a couple of hours and didn’t always have Internet access...

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macos x

Offline jQuery Documentation for MacOS X

less than 1 minute read

I don’t always have reliable online access when I’m coding - in particular, I was on a bus today for a couple of hours and didn’t always have Internet access...

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food

Korean Tacos

3 minute read

Since I’ve completely failed to be in the same place as a Korean taco food truck I decided to take a shot at making my own Korean tacos.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

1 minute read

It takes a little more care though, and takes longer to cook. Steel-cut oatmeal Rolled oats The recipe is a straightforward translation ...

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user experience

Priorities

less than 1 minute read

Interesting how Amazon prioritizes use experience. Of course they want to make it easy to shop, right? I can buy something via 1-click without having to ...

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recipe

Korean Tacos

3 minute read

Since I’ve completely failed to be in the same place as a Korean taco food truck I decided to take a shot at making my own Korean tacos.

Lean Chicken Chorizo Recipe

2 minute read

I like the flavor of chorizo but I'm not thrilled with its ingredients. Most commercial chorizo is very low quality food and quite unhealthy. It's made wi...

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browser

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internet

iPhone Tethering

3 minute read

Free Wifi is great, isn’t it? Except when it’s worth exactly what you paid for it: nothing.

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wifi

So Wifi Isn’t Secure – What Now?

9 minute read

Many individuals and many organizations treat their router and WiFi network as a security perimeter. “The hostile world is outside. The warm, friendly, safe ...

iPhone Tethering

3 minute read

Free Wifi is great, isn’t it? Except when it’s worth exactly what you paid for it: nothing.

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icloud

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emacs

GNU Emacs on Rasperry Pi

less than 1 minute read

For the two people in the world who were wondering this, GNU Emacs runs just fine under Debian on a Raspberry Pi. It doesn’t leave much memory available for ...

Emacs: The Poster Child for Software Bloat

1 minute read

I love Emacs. It’s the editor I grew up with. I’ve been using it for over 30 years. I don’t think I could switch to another editor now if I wanted to. There’...

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fun

Machine Learning Baby Photos

16 minute read

Machine Learning is toddling into the world at breakneck speed. Let’s check out its baby photos.

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cats

Down One Cat

1 minute read

Temporarily. Zooty and Rebo are 15 years old now and are starting to show some wear and tear. Rebo is recently on blood pressure medication (older kidne...

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pets

Pill Pockets

1 minute read

Now that our cats are becoming elderly, they need some kitty meds. Nothing too serious, but some daily pills, probably more to come.

Down One Cat

1 minute read

Temporarily. Zooty and Rebo are 15 years old now and are starting to show some wear and tear. Rebo is recently on blood pressure medication (older kidne...

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javascript

CODE: Notes on Ember and Ember App Kit

3 minute read

I’ve recently been working with EmberJS, a Javascript framework for building MVC-based web applications. I’m liking it a lot. It feels well thought out, well...

CODE: jQuery’s :contains and White Space

1 minute read

Over the weekend I ran into one of those situations where it felt like I had found a bug in a very commonly used portion of a very commonly used piece of so...

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power

Replacement Power Supply For Libratone Zipp

1 minute read

When a wifi speaker’s power supply breaks and the official replacement is stupidly expensive you can find a replacement for the replacement on Amazon.

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passwords

Password Dumps: How To Protect Yourself

5 minute read

By now you’re probably used to reading about web sites getting broken into, exposing millions of accounts. How do you protect yourself and how can developers...

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esp8266

Stop The loop() Insanity!

3 minute read

Learn how to write an Arduino loop() with multiple delays without shooting yourself in the foot.

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sensors

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blogs

Welcome to dot-dot-romkey

5 minute read

And the environment that I work in has changed and become much more complex… where two decades ago a piece of software most likely ran from the command-line,...

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simplify

Welcome to dot-dot-romkey

5 minute read

And the environment that I work in has changed and become much more complex… where two decades ago a piece of software most likely ran from the command-line,...

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ipod

Apple’s iPod Event on September 9th

6 minute read

Tuesday September 9th 2008 (today as I finish this; I meant to get this out sooner) is a special Apple event called “Let’s Rock” - although they haven’t spec...

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david foster wallace

David Foster Wallace Has Left the Building

1 minute read

I remember around the time that "Infinite Jest" came out, several of my friends were talking about it. ctan was enraptured by it, read it cover to cover ...

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in memoriam

David Foster Wallace Has Left the Building

1 minute read

I remember around the time that "Infinite Jest" came out, several of my friends were talking about it. ctan was enraptured by it, read it cover to cover ...

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writers

David Foster Wallace Has Left the Building

1 minute read

I remember around the time that "Infinite Jest" came out, several of my friends were talking about it. ctan was enraptured by it, read it cover to cover ...

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world of warcraft

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uvfood

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deal

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leopard

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mysql

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unix

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ambient

Brian Eno Is Alive and Well in My iPhone

1 minute read

Given the current events in the US (or global) economy, “Bloom” rescues me from continually listening to only chill-out music and Radiohead’s most apocalypti...

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brian eno

Brian Eno Is Alive and Well in My iPhone

1 minute read

Given the current events in the US (or global) economy, “Bloom” rescues me from continually listening to only chill-out music and Radiohead’s most apocalypti...

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live+press

LJ Crossposting

2 minute read

I have a bunch of half-written things that I haven’t finished because I haven’t been happy with the state of cross-posting between this blog and Livejournal ...

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livejournal

LJ Crossposting

2 minute read

I have a bunch of half-written things that I haven’t finished because I haven’t been happy with the state of cross-posting between this blog and Livejournal ...

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dashboard

Offline jQuery Documentation for MacOS X

less than 1 minute read

I don’t always have reliable online access when I’m coding - in particular, I was on a bus today for a couple of hours and didn’t always have Internet access...

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cache

WebDev: jQuery, JSON, IE and Caching

1 minute read

When you bookmark a listing the icon changes from a heart with a plus sign to a heart with a minus sign, the count of the number of times the the listing was...

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ie

WebDev: jQuery, JSON, IE and Caching

1 minute read

When you bookmark a listing the icon changes from a heart with a plus sign to a heart with a minus sign, the count of the number of times the the listing was...

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internet explorer

WebDev: jQuery, JSON, IE and Caching

1 minute read

When you bookmark a listing the icon changes from a heart with a plus sign to a heart with a minus sign, the count of the number of times the the listing was...

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json

WebDev: jQuery, JSON, IE and Caching

1 minute read

When you bookmark a listing the icon changes from a heart with a plus sign to a heart with a minus sign, the count of the number of times the the listing was...

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dvd

Futurama: Bender’s Game

1 minute read

"Futurama" unfortunately never got the love that "The Simpsons" gets, but I'm still grateful for the fact that Fox gave the show another chance in the form...

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futurama

Futurama: Bender’s Game

1 minute read

"Futurama" unfortunately never got the love that "The Simpsons" gets, but I'm still grateful for the fact that Fox gave the show another chance in the form...

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ben & jerry's

Free Ice Cream on Election Day

less than 1 minute read

Back to the important things: Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free cones from 5PM to 8PM today (election day). http://www.benjerry.com/features/i_voted/

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election

Free Ice Cream on Election Day

less than 1 minute read

Back to the important things: Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free cones from 5PM to 8PM today (election day). http://www.benjerry.com/features/i_voted/

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ice cream

Free Ice Cream on Election Day

less than 1 minute read

Back to the important things: Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free cones from 5PM to 8PM today (election day). http://www.benjerry.com/features/i_voted/

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new england

So You’re Having a Benefit Event…

less than 1 minute read

So - the day of the event - you get a call asking what restaurants will be there. … The caller mentions to you that he tried to email quite a while ago but ...

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doomed

Doomed

less than 1 minute read

Fox News is the most trusted TV news source, with 39.3% of respondents to an IFC survey saying they trusted it most.   [From Poll: Interne...

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news

Doomed

less than 1 minute read

Fox News is the most trusted TV news source, with 39.3% of respondents to an IFC survey saying they trusted it most.   [From Poll: Interne...

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battlestar galactica

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

1 minute read

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the...

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bsg

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

1 minute read

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the...

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cylons

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

1 minute read

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the...

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frak

Battlestar Galactica: Both Back and Ending

1 minute read

The new episode will apparently run 3.5 minutes long, so set make sure your DVRs are catching that because I suspect you’ll be very unhappy about missing the...

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abfab

In the Category of “Just No”

less than 1 minute read

Do you ever turn on the television and think "Oh my, why hasn't Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? ... Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never go...

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absolutely fabulous

In the Category of “Just No”

less than 1 minute read

Do you ever turn on the television and think "Oh my, why hasn't Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? ... Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never go...

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fox

In the Category of “Just No”

less than 1 minute read

Do you ever turn on the television and think "Oh my, why hasn't Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? ... Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never go...

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jennifer saunders

In the Category of “Just No”

less than 1 minute read

Do you ever turn on the television and think "Oh my, why hasn't Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? ... Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never go...

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just no

In the Category of “Just No”

less than 1 minute read

Do you ever turn on the television and think "Oh my, why hasn't Fox TV adapted Ab Fab into a US sitcom? ... Unfortunately, it appears that Fox never go...

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perl

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update

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yahoo

Omnious Sounding

less than 1 minute read

Yahoo seems to have changed the layout of Yahoo Movies recently. I was looking at what was playing locally and saw this: It sounds ominous. If I don’t...

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breakfast

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

1 minute read

It takes a little more care though, and takes longer to cook. Steel-cut oatmeal Rolled oats The recipe is a straightforward translation ...

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cooking

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

1 minute read

It takes a little more care though, and takes longer to cook. Steel-cut oatmeal Rolled oats The recipe is a straightforward translation ...

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oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

1 minute read

It takes a little more care though, and takes longer to cook. Steel-cut oatmeal Rolled oats The recipe is a straightforward translation ...

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pumpkin

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

1 minute read

It takes a little more care though, and takes longer to cook. Steel-cut oatmeal Rolled oats The recipe is a straightforward translation ...

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hypocrisy

Eating My Own Dog Food

1 minute read

For a while I’ve been advising people who need simple web sites to use Wordpress. Not just people who want to blog, but people who need a very simple site wi...

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barnes & noble

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nook

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email

My Inbox Is Not a Todo List

3 minute read

I have 6 pieces of email in my inbox right now, down from somewhere slightly south of a thousand a few days ago. Much of the mail that was cluttering my inbo...

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inbox zero

My Inbox Is Not a Todo List

3 minute read

I have 6 pieces of email in my inbox right now, down from somewhere slightly south of a thousand a few days ago. Much of the mail that was cluttering my inbo...

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todo

My Inbox Is Not a Todo List

3 minute read

I have 6 pieces of email in my inbox right now, down from somewhere slightly south of a thousand a few days ago. Much of the mail that was cluttering my inbo...

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chicken

Lean Chicken Chorizo Recipe

2 minute read

I like the flavor of chorizo but I'm not thrilled with its ingredients. Most commercial chorizo is very low quality food and quite unhealthy. It's made wi...

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chorizo

Lean Chicken Chorizo Recipe

2 minute read

I like the flavor of chorizo but I'm not thrilled with its ingredients. Most commercial chorizo is very low quality food and quite unhealthy. It's made wi...

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lean

Lean Chicken Chorizo Recipe

2 minute read

I like the flavor of chorizo but I'm not thrilled with its ingredients. Most commercial chorizo is very low quality food and quite unhealthy. It's made wi...

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fanboy

A Reason I Like Apple

1 minute read

I don't go to physical Apple retail stores very often but this weekend in New York I needed a mini-displayport to HDMI cable, so we took a walk to the 5t...

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firefox

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phonegap

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safari

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same origin policy

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apocalypse

Why I Don’t Self-Host Anymore

6 minute read

I’m at An Event Apart and have just listened to a great presentation by Jeremy Keith on data permanency. He touched on many issues, from technical ones regar...

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backups

Why I Don’t Self-Host Anymore

6 minute read

I’m at An Event Apart and have just listened to a great presentation by Jeremy Keith on data permanency. He touched on many issues, from technical ones regar...

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hosting

Why I Don’t Self-Host Anymore

6 minute read

I’m at An Event Apart and have just listened to a great presentation by Jeremy Keith on data permanency. He touched on many issues, from technical ones regar...

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isp

Why I Don’t Self-Host Anymore

6 minute read

I’m at An Event Apart and have just listened to a great presentation by Jeremy Keith on data permanency. He touched on many issues, from technical ones regar...

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servers

Why I Don’t Self-Host Anymore

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I’m at An Event Apart and have just listened to a great presentation by Jeremy Keith on data permanency. He touched on many issues, from technical ones regar...

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disinformation

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facebook

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mp3

iTunes Hygiene

3 minute read

Instead of working on a site redesign that I have a tight deadline on, I am dealing with a long-standing peeve I’ve had: iTunes hygiene.

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disaster

I Hadn’t Expected It To Be So Dusty

2 minute read

Although I hadn’t expected a flood, either. I usually think of hurricanes sitting off the coast and dumping on Cape Cod and Boston (if they ever get that far...

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flooding

I Hadn’t Expected It To Be So Dusty

2 minute read

Although I hadn’t expected a flood, either. I usually think of hurricanes sitting off the coast and dumping on Cape Cod and Boston (if they ever get that far...

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irene

I Hadn’t Expected It To Be So Dusty

2 minute read

Although I hadn’t expected a flood, either. I usually think of hurricanes sitting off the coast and dumping on Cape Cod and Boston (if they ever get that far...

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caching

Tech Note: Cloudbusting

2 minute read

My blog runs on a piece of software called Wordpress. I love Wordpress; it’s well designed, easy to use, easy to maintain. It’s good for serving blogs but it...

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design

The Mac Companion: Are You Serious, Iomega?

2 minute read

Over the summer, Iomega announced their latest external hard drive, this one targeted at the Macintosh community: the Mac Companion. The Companion is a very ...

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firewire

The Mac Companion: Are You Serious, Iomega?

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Over the summer, Iomega announced their latest external hard drive, this one targeted at the Macintosh community: the Mac Companion. The Companion is a very ...

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hard drive

The Mac Companion: Are You Serious, Iomega?

2 minute read

Over the summer, Iomega announced their latest external hard drive, this one targeted at the Macintosh community: the Mac Companion. The Companion is a very ...

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usb

The Mac Companion: Are You Serious, Iomega?

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Over the summer, Iomega announced their latest external hard drive, this one targeted at the Macintosh community: the Mac Companion. The Companion is a very ...

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printers

No More Printer Rebates from Apple

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Apple has long offered a $100 rebate on select printers. It’s something I’ve counseled many Mac buyers to take advantage of. You could get a moderate quality...

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rebates

No More Printer Rebates from Apple

2 minute read

Apple has long offered a $100 rebate on select printers. It’s something I’ve counseled many Mac buyers to take advantage of. You could get a moderate quality...

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hot water

Not Overheating

less than 1 minute read

Some teas like boiling water… some teas like cooler water. Most green teas and oolongs work best with water in the 180 - 185 degree range. Yes, you can use ...

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tea

Not Overheating

less than 1 minute read

Some teas like boiling water… some teas like cooler water. Most green teas and oolongs work best with water in the 180 - 185 degree range. Yes, you can use ...

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bloat

Emacs: The Poster Child for Software Bloat

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I love Emacs. It’s the editor I grew up with. I’ve been using it for over 30 years. I don’t think I could switch to another editor now if I wanted to. There’...

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tacos

Korean Tacos

3 minute read

Since I’ve completely failed to be in the same place as a Korean taco food truck I decided to take a shot at making my own Korean tacos.

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embedded

Raspberry Pi

1 minute read

A small but powerful computer

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nerd

GNU Emacs on Rasperry Pi

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For the two people in the world who were wondering this, GNU Emacs runs just fine under Debian on a Raspberry Pi. It doesn’t leave much memory available for ...

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magazines

WTF Economics

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I subscribe to the magazine "Cooking Light". Issues usually have some good recipes when you ignore all the stuff about yoga, aromatherapy and blood pressure...

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subscriptions

WTF Economics

1 minute read

I subscribe to the magazine "Cooking Light". Issues usually have some good recipes when you ignore all the stuff about yoga, aromatherapy and blood pressure...

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online

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bbc

Great Headlines From My Newsfeed

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I just have to hope that someone at the BBC got a chuckle when they decided on this excerpt for the article's newsfeed.  

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development

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xcode

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fix

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geek

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warcraft

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hearts

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duh

CODE: jQuery’s :contains and White Space

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Over the weekend I ran into one of those situations where it felt like I had found a bug in a very commonly used portion of a very commonly used piece of so...

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bug

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cellular

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data

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iOS 7

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spam

Today’s Best Spam

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These spammers are ahead of my entire organization in attempting to protect my brand! I’ll definitely send this to my CEO.

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spam spam

Today’s Best Spam

less than 1 minute read

These spammers are ahead of my entire organization in attempting to protect my brand! I’ll definitely send this to my CEO.

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spam spam spam egg and spam

Today’s Best Spam

less than 1 minute read

These spammers are ahead of my entire organization in attempting to protect my brand! I’ll definitely send this to my CEO.

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ipad

iPad Air First Impressions

1 minute read

I headed over to Best Buy first thing Friday morning… they opened at 8AM and handled the iPad Air rollout very nicely. It was raining hard… they gave rese...

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humor

BBC’s Best Typo

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With all the flap last week about Facebook buying WhatsApp for a stupidly large amount of money, I think most people missed BBC’s awesome typo on their first...

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ember

CODE: Notes on Ember and Ember App Kit

3 minute read

I’ve recently been working with EmberJS, a Javascript framework for building MVC-based web applications. I’m liking it a lot. It feels well thought out, well...

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authentication

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government

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two factor

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abundance

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problem solving

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scarcity

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sofware

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updates

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databases

Password Dumps: How To Protect Yourself

5 minute read

By now you’re probably used to reading about web sites getting broken into, exposing millions of accounts. How do you protect yourself and how can developers...

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flash

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homekit

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ux

Personal Security Questions Are Bullshit

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Personal security questions are not only a terrible user experience, they can also reduce your account’s security rather than enhance it. Let’s explore them ...

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cia

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wikileaks

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2fa

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ransom

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customer service

Customer Service and Security: What Not to Do

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If you’re a company that may receive security-related reports, the first thing not to do on the customer service front is to make it difficult to report issu...

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science

Science Is Happening All Around You

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For Earth Day: What do you imagine when you think of “science”? White coats, test tubes, beakers? Crazy hair and bowties? Musty books of facts?

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google docs

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apple pay

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financial

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fraud

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dns

Protect Your Domain Registrations and Privacy

9 minute read

When you register a domain name, you may expose personal information about yourself: your address, phone number email address. Here’s how to protect privacy.

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domain

Protect Your Domain Registrations and Privacy

9 minute read

When you register a domain name, you may expose personal information about yourself: your address, phone number email address. Here’s how to protect privacy.

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machine learning

Machine Learning Baby Photos

16 minute read

Machine Learning is toddling into the world at breakneck speed. Let’s check out its baby photos.

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data breach

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encryption

So Wifi Isn’t Secure – What Now?

9 minute read

Many individuals and many organizations treat their router and WiFi network as a security perimeter. “The hostile world is outside. The warm, friendly, safe ...

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speaker

Replacement Power Supply For Libratone Zipp

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When a wifi speaker’s power supply breaks and the official replacement is stupidly expensive you can find a replacement for the replacement on Amazon.

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architecture

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homepod

Apple’s HomePod: I Am The Weakest Link

5 minute read

Apple’’s HomePod lets you ask Siri to play music and control your home, but you may have to adapt to Siri before Siri will adapt to you.

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siri

Apple’s HomePod: I Am The Weakest Link

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Apple’’s HomePod lets you ask Siri to play music and control your home, but you may have to adapt to Siri before Siri will adapt to you.

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mdns

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arduino

Stop The loop() Insanity!

3 minute read

Learn how to write an Arduino loop() with multiple delays without shooting yourself in the foot.

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esp32

Stop The loop() Insanity!

3 minute read

Learn how to write an Arduino loop() with multiple delays without shooting yourself in the foot.

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blend

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coffee

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