Monthly Archives: September 2006

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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Backpedalling to Philadelphia

The other night I noticed that my TiVo had recorded another couple of episodes of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” (as recommended here last week), so I sat down with warm anticipation and watched them. Wouldn’t you know, these episodes … Continue reading

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Salty Dog

I work on the top floor in a glorious building on an immaculate campus in the middle of nowhere, although technically in Redwood City. We have spectacular views of various cities on the so-called peninsula, but most notably, views of … Continue reading

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It’s Often Sunny in California Too

I was talking to someone recently about one of my favourite shows “The Office” suggesting that it’s the best show on TV, and this person countered with “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. I had not seen this show. I had … Continue reading

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I was on TV and it was OK

One recent Thursday afternoon, I was working in a cafe on my work at “home” day. This place has free wireless, so there were quite a few folks with computers scattered about with both Macs and PCs. (I use a … Continue reading

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