A Somber Reminder About Surveillance

Friday, March 21, 2014

I do believe that I said even last year that the NSA spying programs being allowed to continue would cost American tech companies and hurt their business.

Original Post from Electronic Frontier Foundation:

In the wake of the leaks about NSA surveillance, American tech companies are losing billions of dollars.

America’s cloud computing industry could lose billions of dollars in business because of the government’s surveillance program.

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10 Years Old Again

Friday, March 21, 2014

I’m Driving Into Work This Morning, And All of the Sudden I’m 10 Years Old Again

I was driving north on North Central Expressway (US 75) this morning and I saw a pack of cars going slower than the rest of the road. I’m muttering to myself and kind of annoyed when I finally get to see why folks were going so slowly.

And in case you’re curious: yes, the Ectomobile has a NY plate that says “ECTO 1″ on it.

Made my day.

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Don’t Anyone Ever Try To Tell Me Powershell is Comparable to Bash Ever Again

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Square brackets? Really, Powershell? Okay, I get that you treat it as a wildcard, but really? You’re going to completely crap out on me because two directories up there are square brackets in the name?

Days like today are why I’m glad there’s Cygwin. All I’m trying to do is rename a bunch of files before moving them.

You suck, Powershell. You impotent bastard.

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Dune Humor

Saturday, March 8, 2014

And through this, they will change the face of Arrakis Earth

The billboard that produces potable water out of air

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Friday, March 7, 2014

Shared For Truth.

H/T +Renaud Lepage

Original Post from Stuart Duncan:



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The Many Flavors of DDOS

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cool visualization for sharing with people who are curious.

H/T to +Susan Stone for the share

Original Post from Fortinet:

The Flavors of DDoS

DDoS-02-02 web.png

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Are You Running Windows 8?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Hey, this is a pretty good find. Reminds me of whatismyip.com

Original Post from Chris Pick:

So for all those people who do support for friends and family, and get a call where someone calls in a panic, and you are trying to guide them through some steps to accomplish something.. Unfortunately, Windows has changed pretty drastically between XP/Vista/7/8.. So to help determine what version of Windows people are running (No one ever seems sure).. I have two websites you can use to help you..


Send them to one of those two sites…


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Practically My Dream Notebook

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Holy wow, if +ASUS North America made this thing in a 15 inch I would buy it. This would be perfect for me to carry around doing work stuff.

Original Post from Gene Chiu:

I’d be interested in something like this.  I really like the Asus tablets.  I have the TF101 Transformer which is a first generation Android tablet.  I like the idea, but it just wasn’t fully functional enough.  This product looks like a fully functional device that has the mobility of a tablet.  It can also switch very quickly and easily between Android and Windows.

Asus Transformer Book Trio review In the computing word, the term “hybrid” is often synonymous with “compromise” or “expense”. In the case of the Asus Transformer Book Trio, neither applies: 

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Coding Drunk?

Friday, February 28, 2014

Okay, I need this book. H/T to +Renaud Lepage and shout out to +Tim O’Reilly

Original Post from Eugene E. Kashpureff Jr:

Forwarding this chain letter to +Renaud Lepage and  +Venn Stone.

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How ‘Real’ Do You Program?

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Not until I see “Web Development With Butterfly Wing Flapping” first.

H/T +Adam Outler

Original Post from Venn Stone:

Bring it.

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