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This is where I post the infamous 4th of July jokes, and other topical humor.

Happy 25th!

Today is special for quite a few reasons. Firstly, it seems to be the international Geek Pride Day which coincides (on purpose) with the anniversary of the Star Wars premiere (1977 in case you didn’t remember). As if this was … Continue reading

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Happy Tolkien Reading Day!

On most of the Tolikien related holidays (there are several, btw) I usually make a point of complaining how the movies cheapened the whole Tolkien experience. Back when I was your age, we didn’t have the movies. We had to … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Pi Day

I know, I know – the π day was yesterday. But as you know, I am way to lazy to post here on the weekends. Look at it this way: thanks to me you can celebrate the π holiday one … Continue reading

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Happy Lincoln Day!

Happy Lincoln day everyone! Today we celebrate the birth and life of one of this nations most famous super powered heroes: Abe “Robot” Lincoln. I figured I might just might take this occasion to give you a little history refresher … Continue reading

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Happy Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog day everyone! Yes, I’m lazy today, and I’m using a local holiday to post a half assed excuse for an article here. Sue me. Now, I know that Terminalists are an international bunch, I should probably explain this … Continue reading

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Happy International Hangover Day

Happy International Hangover Day folks. And no, I’m not talking about the movie here. January 1st was an international hangover holiday since I can remember. That move is not even about new year celebration, so the fact the creators are … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Today is the last day of the year 2009. Tomorrow is the first day of year 2010 which is really awkward to type. For the last ten years I have been typing two followed by two zeros when writing the … Continue reading

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Merry X-Mas!

I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone Merry X-Mas! Remember to lock your doors, board your windows and keep your weapons at bay tonight! Robot Santa is coming, and he won’t care whether you have been naughty or … Continue reading

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Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day

Guess what day is it today? It’s Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day! Woo! Um… Actually it’s not. Apparently they moved PTBATTD to September 12 this year likely due to the sheer number of real holidays we celebrate in … Continue reading

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Happy Black Friday

Ok, hands up if you have Black Friday off this year? Some people don’t. I do, and I’m glad! Long weekends FTW! Incidentally, guess what I’m doing on Black Friday this year? Getting up early to catch the best deals … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to wish all my US based readers a very happy Thanksgiving. I’m not going to ask you what you are thankful for because it is a silly question, and I can’t stand when people ask it. Seriously, I … Continue reading

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Happy Haloween!

Since I’m not going to be posting on Saturday, I just wanted to wish everyone Happy Halloween. Remember that tomorrow is technically Xmas because Oct 31 == Dec 25 so you should probably watch out for Robot Santa as you … Continue reading

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Happy Hobbit Day!

Happy Hobbit Day folks! What? You didn’t know? Of course you didn’t – because the date is wrong. Both Bilbo and Frodo were born on Sept 22, on the Shire Calendar and not Gregorian. So their birthday would probably be … Continue reading

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Talk Like a Pirate Day

Hey kids. Guess what day is tomorrow? It’s one of the most important of internet holidays : the International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Yep, it’s that day when everyone on the whole internet suddenly becomes Guybrush Threepwood and tries … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day

This year the Independence Day falls on Saturday which totally sucks balls. Every holiday which falls on the weekend is a wasted holiday. Worse, it is a tease holiday – it is a painful reminder that we could have had … Continue reading

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Free Application Cloud Hosting Not Feasible?

Back in December I wrote about AppJet – a fun and promising new Google App Engine like service. It was an incredibly well designed Javascript based framework that allowed you to deploy web applications on their cloud. The hosting was … Continue reading

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Pirate Bay Loses, Piracy Continues as Usual

I was little surprised when I heard about the severe punishment the Swedish court system Hollywood controlled puppet theater handed down to the new heroes of the internet: Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Peter Sunde and Carl Lundström. I really … Continue reading

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April Fools Jokes

I had some really elaborate April Fools joke planned out for today. I wanted to make a cryptic post here, that would link to some random page outside of the blog. I was actually thinking about registering a really weird … Continue reading

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Happy Tolkien Reading Day

I’m posting this today since there is usually no Wednesday post around here. I wanted to remind you that tomorrow is Tolkien Reading Day. So dust off your copy of the Fellowship and give it to someone who has never … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day!

I wanted to wish all of you a happy Pi day. As you may or may not know tomorrow is March 14 which can also be written as 3.14 which is… What? Let me give you a hint: Yup, it … Continue reading

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Happy 1234567890! Let’s Reminisce about the Past!

Happy 1234567890 Day! Yes, as I mentioned last week the Unix Time will roll over 1234567890 exactly at 6:31.30 PM Eastern Standard Time today! Yup! It totally calls for a celebration of some sort! Anyone planning to attend a roll-over … Continue reading

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Approaching 1234567890!

Guys, fire up your shell and type in the following and tell me what you see: date -d @1234567890 Seriously, do it. I’ll wait. For those of you who are lazy, or unix retarded (you should really work on that … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

I may or may not be busy getting ready to celebrate the end of the year today. I may or may not be intoxicated later on. In either case, I wanted to wish everyone Happy New Year! For your reference … Continue reading

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X-Mas

Sorry for another filler post guys. I’m taking the rest of this week off due to holiday madness. Robot Santa is being especially destructive and ruthless in my area. Regular posts will be back on Monday. In the meantime I … Continue reading

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Merry X-Mas!

Robot Santa strikes at midnight! Are you prepared? May you have a safe and death-free X-mas. I hope your defense systems may keep the mad robot at bay this year.

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