Monthly Archives: May 2009

Best Video Game Evar

I’m being lazy today, so I figured I will make a post in which you can do most of the talking, and I can just sit and listen and post smart ass comments and correct the typos in this post … Continue reading

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Digital Ghosts don’t need Virtual Simulations

If we one day perfect the process of digitizing human brain and uploading it into some sort of globe spanning datasphere network, no one will ever have to die again. Yes, there will still be unfortunate accidents and suicides, but … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to be Human?

What does it exactly mean to be human? Right now we have a clear cut and exact definition based on biological evidence. You take a tissue sample, you test the DNA and you can tell with a good degree of … Continue reading

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Luke’s Definitive Guide for Removing Malware

I get a lot of requests from friends, family and friends of family for MS Windows support – most notably malware removal. You see, I’m a software developer and a Linux user and that somehow qualifies me for this type … Continue reading

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Name that Movie or TV Show

We haven’t done this in ages. Here is the Awesome TV is Always Awesome edition. In other words, all these caps are from TV shows: You know the rules, and so do I! Just name the shows you recognize from … Continue reading

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Dedicated Virtual Machines

The other day I had a conversation with a coworker about Windows 7 and it’s “innovative” XP mode. I put the word “innovative” in quotation marks because the only innovative thing about it, is the idea of bundling a free … Continue reading

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SQL Emulation Tool in Javascript Part 2

As promised, I’m posting my semi-working sql parser below. You should keep in mind that the code is still very immature and full of bugs. One of my reasons for posting it here is that people will start playing around … Continue reading

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We should coin a name for non-geeks

I’ve been thinking that we should come up with a name that would collectively describe non-geeks. The mainstream culture already has a label which they can use to refer to us and the things we like. They can say “geeks” … Continue reading

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What do you look for in a video game?

When you pick up a video game, what type of entertainment are you looking for? What is the element that usually draws you in the most? Do you play for the story? Do you play to be challenged? Do you … Continue reading

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Once in a Strange Place

I have a minor writers block lately. I get that way some times – especially when RL is kicking my ass. I’m not in the mood to crack jokes, I don’t feel like reviewing anything, and I can’t make myself … Continue reading

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SQL Emulation Tool in Javascript

As you may know, I teach a introductory computer course in the evenings. One of the topics we cover are databases. Of course this is not a programming class, so there is a limited amount of things we can actually … Continue reading

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Google AppEngine: URL Rewriting

Back in February I showed you how to create a nice looking, dynamic home page on Google AppEngine. This implementation had major flaw – namely ugly URL’s. I have set it up so that the name of the page to … Continue reading

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X-Men Orgins: Wolverine

When I first heard there would be a Wolverine movie, I was thrilled. It could mean only one thing, I mused. They were going to film Barry Windsor-Smith’s excellent Weapon X. I mean, what else was there? Wolverine had tons … Continue reading

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Smart Phone Advice

Dear Internets, please advise me on the choice of a decent smart phone. You see, I really want an iPhone but I’m with Verizon and it really doesn’t make much sense for me to switch providers at the moment. Most … Continue reading

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Laptop Password Trouble

I hate Mondays. Everyone does, but I have a very spacial, hate fueled relationship with that day. It is irrational to despise a day of the week – after all, it is not even a real concept. It is just … Continue reading

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Windows Crufting

Here is a well known fact – windows crufts itself over time. When you do a fresh installation it runs like a dream. Then it deteriorates. Even if you take a good care of your machine – you keep it … Continue reading

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Special

I finally got around to watching Special – an indie flick written and directed by Hal Haberman and starring Michael Rapaport. I briefly mentioned this movie back in 2006 and it has been on my list of things to watch … Continue reading

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