Category Archives: Computers

Google Code (Peanut Butter and) Jam

Last Friday, I participated in the Google Code Jam, a programming puzzle contest sponsored by Google. It was the first qualification round, and I was very happy with how I did, coming in 74th in my heat (there were three … Continue reading

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Big Park Dot Com

Our corporate web finally went live this week. I have been at this company for over six months, joining shortly after its inception. So what took so long? Well, for one thing, we didn’t have a name until very recently. … Continue reading

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“Rock Band” Makes You Feel Cool

An invariant in my personality is an obsession with precision, pedantry, and pedagogy. This perfect storm is responsible for my unusual interest and aptitude for math and computers. But this was not a conscious choice, and with the good fortune … Continue reading

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Math Jesus

Today I got multiple copies of a “pump-and-dump” spam. You know, the kind where they tell you about a stock that is “going to go through the roof” which then does because enough people believe it, so it becomes a … Continue reading

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Lazy Bones

I’ve always been proud about how lazy I am. I often say that I will do an incredible amount of work just so I can be lazy. Something along those lines happened today, and I realize that what it is … Continue reading

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I Went To Hack Day and It Was Pretty Good

I just got back from “Yahoo! Hack Day”, an ultra-nerdy convention of sorts put on at Yahoo! in Sunnyvale. It was sort of reminiscent of the now-defunct MacHack conventions I went to in the early naughties (2000 and 2001 I … Continue reading

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MySpace Dot Count

Being a computer hacker and software guy, I pay attention. As you may know, I think as far as software goes, MySpace is the web equivalent of Microsoft Windows: ugly, cluttered with awkward functionality, bug-ridden, but everyone uses it because … Continue reading

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