Monthly Archives: October 2010

Why don’t we have flying cars yet?

Flying cars are a very popular topic of discussion these days. After all we were promised them by bad science fiction from 60’s and 70’s. In the year 2000 we all were all supposed to have our own flying car … Continue reading

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Who Wants to Live Forever?

My coworkers found some online test that asks you bunch of questions about you health, lifestyle and habits and then tells you how long are you going to live. Everyone was taking it, and then bragging and/or bickering about how … Continue reading

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The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons

The Hollow Man by Dan Simmons has nothing to do with the Kevin Bacon movie with which is shares it’s title. Actually, I’m sure that you can somehow show that the book is somehow related to Kevin Bacon himself. Then … Continue reading

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Unbreakable

Unbreakable is probably the least talked about movie of M. Night Shyamalan’s career. I never had a chance to watch it before, but on paper it sounded great. I mean you really can’t go wrong when you have Bruce Willis … Continue reading

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Setup Assistant

Recently I have been working on a little tool for myself. It sort of evolved from a tiny little executable with 5 buttons to a miniature control panel app that it is right now. It is basically a response to … Continue reading

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Dell Next Business Day Warranty Isn’t: Round Two

I’m not sure if you had read my previous rant about the Dell tech support fiasco. If you haven’t, I suggest checking it out first for the much needed context. To make the long story short, Dell took two weeks … Continue reading

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Dark City

I honestly don’t know how I missed this movie when it first came out. Actually I think I know – I believe that 1998 was the year when I moved to US and tried to figure this crazy place out. … Continue reading

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Anathem by Neal Stephenson

Every once in a while there comes a book that can’t be labeled anything other than awesome. Anathem by Neal Stephenson is one of such books. I must thank Alphast for recommending it in one of the book threads. This … Continue reading

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Missing Recycle Bin

“Hey Luke, you know about this computer stuff, right?” If there is anything in the world I truly hate, it is this precise sentence. I’m honestly considering inventing some fake profession for myself, so I don’t have to tell people … Continue reading

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Let the Right One In

In most parts of the world showing foreign movies in the theaters is something normal and commonplace. When there is a big international blockbuster film it will be purchased by a local distributor, then translated into the local language and … Continue reading

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The Windup Girl

My last batch of book reviews dealt with older titles, so I decided to pick up something new and fresh for a change. Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl was published in 2009 and is a 2010 Hugo award winner. Chances … Continue reading

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Intractable Tech Support Problems

Most problems you will face as an IT manager, sysadmin or even a lowly tech support drone can be resolved. If you stumble upon a hardware issue you just keep replacing parts until the system starts working again. If it … Continue reading

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Artsy Flash Games

I am having a major case of writers block. This is the honest truth. I have spent most of my Sunday morning (this was typed on Sunday) staring at a blank post form in my WordPress setup, taking frequent breaks … Continue reading

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