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Since I participated in the “25 Random Things About Me” Facebook Meme and even cross-posted it here, it was very interesting to see Slate’s analysis on when it took off and how it evolved over time. By the way, I first got tagged on 1/27 and wrote my post on 2/2.

I’m an idiot

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But at least I learned about the Mac OS “say” command. Thanks XKCD!

MacNN is reporting that Apple, in a rare political move, is against California’s Proposition 8. Proposition 8 is a measure to change the California Constitution to ban gay marriages. Apple has been voted as a gay friendly company. My marriage to Hot Wife is not threatened in any way by gay marriage and the people […]

For the last few months, I have been having intermittent problems accessing my wireless network with my early model MacBook Pro 2.0 GHz laptop. The problem began soon after applying the 10.5.3 system update so I thought it was software. There were some connectivity issues with that update. Often, I could connect to my wireless […]

For the last few months, I have been having intermittent problems accessing my wireless network with my early model MacBook Pro 2.0 GHz laptop. The problem began soon after applying the 10.5.3 system update so I thought it was software. There were some connectivity issues with that update. Often, I could connect to my wireless […]

NO TAG

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While Rob and I were at Defcon, we saw this BMW Z4 with Nevada license plate “NO TAG.” This reminded me a funny story I once heard. A guy was filling out a customized license plate application and his first and second choices were “BOATING” and “SAILING.” Not having a third choice, he wrote “NO […]

This past weekend, Rob and I attended Defcon 16 here in Vegas. DefCon is a hacker conference. While there is a lot of nefarious talks (like how to hack the Boston subway which actually got cancelled due to a lawsuit) at the conference, there is also a lot of cool technology and great security information. […]

Right now, I am going through a morass of strong feelings about our terrible experience attempting to buy two 3G iPhones this morning. I am angry for wasting my morning, and furious at myself for being such a fan boy and convincing three other people to waste their valuable time with me. I am deeply […]

Chunks of concrete from Saturday’s launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery splash into the water. News and photos from Spaceflight Now: The Apollo-era launch complexes, modified for the space shuttle, must endure enormous pressures and extreme heating when shuttles take off but its not yet clear what caused the damage, what might be required to […]

The crew of the Soyuz capsule that landed in Kazakhstan hundreds of kilometers (miles) off-target after an unexpectedly severe descent was in serious danger, a Russian news agency reported Tuesday. Normal reentries of the Soyuz use the bottom of the capsule somewhat like a wing and “fly” the capsule. A ballistic descent is essentially straight […]