Bitcoin – Intel – and the Coming Financial Near Apocalypse

Eventually a better version of this will most likely be included in “The Phallus of AGILE and Other Ruminations.” I wanted to get at least part of it written down while much of it is fresh in my mind. I went to visit friends shortly after New Years Eve and we got into a discussion …

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When It Rains It Pours

After having this BOINC machine basically down for a while I decided to give PCLinuxOS another go. I plugged in an external USB drive, inserted my Terabyte Image for Linux CD and rebooted. Once it was off I kicked off a bare metal backup and went about my business. A bit later I walked over …

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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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