Archive for June 2009

The true keys to success in business…

are a borderline personality disorder and a learning disability.

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confusion

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The honeymoon is over

I don’t think the dog has gotten a decent nights sleep in a week. The cat thinks it’s tail is an excellent toy that moves in such an enticing manner. She’s remarkably mature about it. The dog just gets up and moves with a look of tired irritation. Poor thing.

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Mark All As Read

You know you’ve been busy when google reader stops estimating how many unread items you have left. I think it’s time to declare rss bankruptcy.

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Simple Rule #2

Generally, email sent marked as urgent, is not.

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Simple Rule #1

Software releases do not require a blog post. Also, using an exclamation point to declare “PHP 5.2.10 Released!” is just silly.

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Protip for the bilingual

If you speak spanish, always choose the spanish language option when calling customer service lines. It’s a smaller market and you’re likely to face less waiting time before speaking to a CSR.

If you aren’t – try it anyway. The CSR probably speaks English too.

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The New Kitten

If I had to guess my dogs reaction to bringing a new kitten into the house, I would have many ideas. One I wouldn’t have is that the dog would be as thrilled as a five year old on christmas. Abbie was instantly fascinated by this little creature. She didn’t act aggressive or worried. She just wanted to sniff the thing all night. We put the kitten upstairs behind closed doors. The dog sat at the door sniffing and crying for [...]

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obfuscate()

Today, as I was slogging through a huge morass of uncommented, undocumented report producing code I found my new favorite function:

function obfuscate( $str ) { return $str; }

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Bing is not google (but it sure is acting like it)

I was mildly impressed with the launch of bing.com this week. It does seem to deliver what’s promised much more than WolframAlpha did. However, I think it’s a dangerous road that google and now bing are following. They purport to offer more relevant content as a service to the web. For example if you search a stock symbol, or “movies” or for images and videos their search results page will deliver the content directly. They’re moving away from giving you a [...]

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