Marketing Means Don’t Be an Asshole

Over the past few weeks emails like this one have been circling around. ==== Subject: Do You Want MORE Reviews For Your Newest Book? Hello, I saw on Goodreads that you are interested in getting more reviews for your newly published book. I am offering an inexpensive book review tour service whereby your book will …

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Amazon Pricing Scams

I don’t know if Amazon is directly behind this or it is some other puddle of scum. Just wanted to give a heads up to my customers. One thing is for certain, Amazon is definitely complicit in this, not weeding out the scum. Please note the north of $1500 price for my logic book. I …

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Question From a Reader

The following question came in from a reader who happened to catch one of my posts on a programming email list. ==== As usual, I quite enjoy your detailed analysis coupled with historical contexts, since I learned my trade through those days (Sun SPARC workstations, VAX minicomputers running VMS, etc.).  They are always entertaining, usually …

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Do You Really Think Any of the On-line Services Keep Your Identity Information Safe?

Maybe the TJ MAXX breach didn’t scare you because you don’t shop there. Maybe the Target breach didn’t scare you because you don’t shop there. Maybe the Yahoo breach didn’t scare you because you never opened an account. The RNC data breach probably didn’t scare you, even though Time and other outlets report the information …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 18

The Internet has no shortage of “how to cross compile Qt for Pi Web pages.” Most of them kind of were “right enough” at one point in time for a subset of people. Most of them don’t bother to tell you what the host system is. I suspect many of them used a 32-bit host …

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