June 28, 2012

A Couple of Things While I'm Thinking About It

Firstly  1Password is having a sale for the next week.  In honor of Canada and US Independence Days, they are giving all buyers a 30% discount.  If you've been on the fence about whether or not to use a password safe, check them out.  They are on Mac (desktop and iOS) and Windows.

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I had been meaning to read this article from Ars Technica for a few days now.  I finally got to it and it's excellent.

The highly productive habits of Alan Turing

If you get to number 4 you will see he was the original GTD man. 

We were lucky to have him for a time and he made the world a much better place.  We should have had him around for years longer.

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That's it for now. 

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June 20, 2012

Because Everyone Should Read This

Yes, you heard me - everyone.  Go read... but be sure you are somewhere you can laugh like a lunatic in privacy.  Yes... it might be a good idea or they'll be calling out the guys with the hug-me jackets to come get you.  Oh and one more thing - a box of tissues would not be amiss.  I did laugh until I cried. 

Damn the Euphemisms and Full Speed Ahead


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June 15, 2012

This and That for the Weekend

File this under: Ick!

Of Lap Dogs and Lattes

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If you have 18 minutes, here is an outstanding TED talk by Mikko Hypponen a very highly respected computer security guy. I understand his frustration with trying to take down the culprits, I don't think we'll see a world wide effort at any time in the near future. However, this is great stuff to know about and it's a fun presentation too (a few blasts from the past)



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I saw this headline

Officials probing gas spill in Boston

And I got this picture in my head of a bunch of guys crouching around a puddle of gasoline on the ground, poking it with pencils. Sorry, couldn't resist.

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Because who wants a robot that breaks when it crashes?

Insect-inspired flying robot smacks panes sans pain

That's right, soon we'll have flying robots that can hit stuff then get up and fly again.  What could possibly go wrong?

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That's it for now. Time to start the weekend!  Have a great one.

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June 04, 2012

Wandering in to say Hello

Saw this news story from the local Cable news outlet...

20-year-old Rhode Island cellist wins Miss USA

My question... how does a news outlet do a story about Miss USA and not show a photo of her? Not that I care about pageants or anything, I was just curious to see what she looked like and there was no photo. Weird.

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Saw this headline and had to do a double take (so to speak)

FDA to let women try new breast drugs earlier

What's this about a drug for new breasts? Um...not? You mean breast cancer? Alrighty then.

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BTW when exactly IS this Wisconsin election? I'm not even in that state (or anywhere near it) and I'm tired of hearing about it already. Let's vote and be done.

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I'm gonna go with a resounding YES here...

Will Dark Chocolate a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

They don't manage to tell us exactly how much per day... I mean what is a "block" of chocolate? But I'll do my best.  After all we want to be healthy don't we...

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More powerful than Hubble? Makes you wonder what exactly they were watching doesn't it.

Spy agency bequeaths two satellites to NASA, free of charge

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Happy end of Monday! 

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