Monthly Archives: November 2013

Presentation Software

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I am not a fan of Microsoft Word. Truthfully, I’m not even sure if fans of that abomination even exist, but I am surely not one … Continue reading

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Site Crash

You may have noticed that the site went down around noon today, and stayed dead for a few solid hours. This was perhaps my longest downtime since the good-old Dreamhost days. Or at least the longest period between the time … Continue reading

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About Code Snippets

This will be an exercise in brevity. Originally I wanted to post this thought on Twitter, but I could not figure out how to compress it into 140 characters. I could have posted it on Google+ but I figured I … Continue reading

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Super Lazy Provisioning with Vagrant

It has been almost a year since I posted anything even remotely related to my php series. I guess I should have suspected that SITS would be the death-kneel for the project. It seemed like a good, small sized project … Continue reading

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Fading into Obscurity Faster than Facebook

Here is an interesting turn of phrase that I heard used in an actual conversation the other day: it is fading into obscurity faster than Facebook. One would think that this should be considered a bit of an oxymoron, because … Continue reading

Posted in futuristic musings | 5 Comments

Pacific Rim

When I first saw a trailer for the Pacific Rim I thought it was a terrible idea. The haphazardly shot teaser depicted giant robots, punching amorphous monster things using Michael-Bay style rapid-fire cuts and dynamic camera angles that worked so … Continue reading

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Thor: The Dark World

If you remember my review of the original Thor movie, you might recall that I was slightly underwhelmed by it. One of the main weaknesses I pointed out in that review was that the film makers were still very much … Continue reading

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What happens to nuclear power plants during a Zombie Apocalypse

Here in US we just celebrated Halloween, and the new season of The Walking Dead has just begun so I’ve been thinking a lot about Zombies again. We had a few really good Zombie themed threads over here in the … Continue reading

Posted in rpg and tabletop | Tagged | 5 Comments