Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Rediscovering Yahoo!

Recently I needed a new email account that was not Gmail.  Note that I have about six or seven (lost count) Gmail accounts.  One for each of several purposes.  But now I needed one with my Ham Radio callsign, and … Continue reading

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Remember Versioning Before Putting Fist Through Monitor

I am currently working on a project with a deadline in my day job, and I am having fun with it. Well, mostly. There was this little problem I was having that was beginning to make me quite frustrated. And … Continue reading

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Affording New Tech: Somebody’s Feeling Entitled

Jenna Wortham of the New York Times seems to think that new technology should be cheap enough for poor people to afford it. My first question is: Why? Headlines are not normally created by the journalist, but are apportioned by … Continue reading

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My Review of Regular Expressions Cookbook

Originally submitted at O’Reilly This cookbook provides more than 100 recipes to help you crunch data and manipulate text with regular expressions. With recipes for popular programming languages such as C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and VB.NET, Regular … Continue reading

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Should a database table always have primary keys?

The occasion for this post is a little contretemps I experienced on StackOverflow.com recently. The topic of this blog post is the question posed by acidZombie24, a member of StackOverflow, over 3 years ago. I was one of those who … Continue reading

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Old Nerd’s Post – “Ancient” Technology

Old High School friends of mine just posted some Facebook comments on “ancient” technology they still possessed, and it caused me to think back about my old devices.  Brian mentioned that he still had his father’s old slide rule (and … Continue reading

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The Fix is Found

Earlier I said that there was this bad crashing problem with HamTechExam and that I better find it and fix it.  Well. I cannot claim any heroism here.  It has taken me too long to get around to it, and … Continue reading

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