Friday September 30th, 2016

Getting back in shape

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Getting back in shape: Did my 100 push-ups today in under an hour. Booya!

Hey, my lunch date is sick. Anyone in Petaluma wanna grab a nosh in the next hour or three?

I have a hankering for Red Wombat Tea

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I have a hankering for Red Wombat Tea, and it's fictional. In case you were wondering whether advertising on podcasts works...

Yepauto trips are largely induced

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Thursday September 29th, 2016

Why we should abandon the V2V component

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Why we should abandon the V2V component and implement the safety bits of PTC immediately: http://www.reuters.com/article...-jersey-traincrash-idUSKCN11Z1RA

D-Link exploits

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Technical Debt & Experience

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Elf Sternberg: Greybeard Geeks Are Your Company's Firewall Against Technical Debt:

Every startup that says greybeard geeks aren’t a “cultural fit” is buying into the idea that it can outrun technical debt.

Periodic Motion Table

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Periodic Motion Table is cooler than it has any right to be

Must read! U.S. Special Operations Command whitepaper: "The Grey Zone". On being continually at "war" since 1980 https://info.publicintelligence.net/USSOCOM-GrayZones.pdf

Via MeFi, which linked to War is Boring: Face It — America Doesn’t ‘Win’ a Lot of Wars.

Wednesday September 28th, 2016

Holy crap, that's 4 messages from Microsoft, 3 after I completed their customer satisfaction survey, asking how they did. #bigdata

Whoah: FBI is actually going to start tracking police use of deadly force! A little late, but good start: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/n...se-coming-on-use-of-deadly-force

Repeat homebuyers down

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Bloomberg: Your First Home Might Be Your Last: There were 1.8 million repeat homebuyers in 2001. Last year, that was slashed in half. What’s going on?

Some charts and numbers about how the housing crash has impacted mobility, seems like there are a lot of people feeling tied to their geographic location, and this has to have a negative impact on economic freedom.

Tuesday September 27th, 2016

Deep breath

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Deep breath. Just booked for my first "one night stand" square dances, with live band, April & August next year.

Ordered electric car charging station

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Ordered electric car charging station. Didn't get the grid operator manageable one b/c IoT is scary enough without involving transportation

Reminder: Joe Minicozzi speaking in Petaluma this evening. You should RSVP & come. Currently at 85 out of 100 spaces http://www.urbancommunitypartnership.org/petaluma

"The security aspect of cyber is very

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"The security aspect of cyber is very, very tough" Yeah, they say "13 year old girl", but they're always 45 year old pudgy guys...

Monday September 26th, 2016

May you never have to use Family Leave

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May you never have to use Family Leave in California: Never have I seen worse designed forms, or more deliberate misinterpretation of them.

Committed enough to an EV that we're

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Committed enough to an EV that we're ordering a 40A charging station. The question is: Clipper Creek or JuiceBox?

Sunday September 25th, 2016

machine may bruise you and you may

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This machine may bruise you and you may faint while using it.

Saturday September 24th, 2016

In light of this latest FBI attempt to

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In light of this latest FBI attempt to swing the Presidential election: remember that I was hating on Director Comey before it was cool.

Friday September 23rd, 2016

Here's the real step forward in

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Here's the real step forward in transportation technology: The self-driving bicycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSZPNwZex9s

Update your Advance Directive

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Man says state ignoring wife's wishes in advance directive:

“From her point of view when it became mechanically not possible to engineer eating by herself then she would want basically to let nature take its course,” explained Harris.

But she stopped eating by herself and now she's being spoonfed at a nursing home. The judge ruled she must continue to be spoonfed because her advance directive wasn't specific enough.

That 3 fictional characters that I

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That "3 fictional characters that I think best represent me" meme, except that I don't skate much these days.

Thursday September 22nd, 2016

Local sheriff's department is pushing

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Local sheriff's department is pushing CodeRedWeb.com for emergency alerts. They share data with advertising networks. Sigh.

Snowden and the Washington Post

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What's going on with Ed Snowden and the Washington Post? quotes Barton Gellman:

... In this case I have on good authority that neither the publisher, Fred Ryan, nor the owner, Jeff Bezos, had any idea that this editorial was coming. I would be very surprised to learn that either of them agrees with the proposition that our principal stories on the NSA should not have been published. For sure I can tell you that this is not the position of the newsroom’s leadership or any reporter I know. Marty Baron, the executive editor, has said again and again how proud he is of the paper’s coverage of Ed Snowden and the NSA.

hazing report

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High school. Sportsball (in this case basketball). "Attached you will find a report of the Hamilton County District Attorney’s Office joint investigation with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office into allegations of ongoing assaults, hazing and bullying among members of Ooltewah High School’s varsity boys basketball team."

"Hazing" and "bullying" doesn't begin to describe the evil.

This came to my attention because, for a brief time (like, a week) back in the '80s I went to a Hamilton County Tennessee high school...

Lunchtime meeting at Aqus

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Lunchtime meeting at Aqus. I actually saw a driver come to a full stop at 2nd and F Streets. Could o' knocked me over with a feather.

Great interview with James Duane

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Great interview with James Duane following up on his "why you should never talk to the police" video http://www.vice.com/read/law-p...gation-law-constitution-survival

Keep 'em in the dark

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The Mushroom Song (YouTube video). A little ditty on the mushroom theory of management.

Holy crap, these IRS scammer calls are out of control. Land line and cell phone, even with Sonic's nomorobo on the land line.

Wednesday September 21st, 2016

I don't know

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RT Shit Academics Say ‏@AcademicsSay:

  1. "What did one academic say to the other"
  2. "I don't know"
  3. "Unlikely"

Bad Medicine

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Support pseudonyms

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I support people's right to self-identify, but I doubt that the mother of that Microsoft support tech who just wished me a "good evening" named him Carlos. Just sayin'. (He did give me the right answers, though.)