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Scareware makes its Mac Debut

So there’s this “cleaning tool” for the Mac that’s actually a scam and/or trojan horse. It always reports that you have something awry on your system, and offers to fix it if you cough up some dough. This kind of stuff has been all the rage in the Windows world for years, now, but I […]

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Free Rice

Help the world’s hungry out and expand your vocabulary at the same time: Free Rice. For every word you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice. For every one you get wrong, they tell you what it really was. No pressure; just donate some time and they’ll donate some rice.

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REST, née Semantic Web

I keep hearing about the Semantic Web, and it occurs to me that I still don’t undersand. Isn’t this just REST? In the semantic web, you put up a document and name some parts of it, using RDF. Those parts are the “things they’re about,” which is what’s important. Then you link different things together […]

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Slashdot’s Annoying New ‘Current Comment’ Box

Sometime in the last few weeks Slashdot did an update that puts an ugly gray box around the first comment in a story, and moves the ugly to whatever other comment you click on. I finally got tired of it and figured out how to add a rule to my userContent.css file to make it […]

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How to Turn a Small Car into a Space Shuttle

This is one of the most awesome things I have ever seen.

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Google Earth Flight Simulator

There’s a flight simulator hidden in Google Earth, and it’s a lot of fun. I just spent the better part of an hour flying from my place to my parents’ place to Sonja’s parents place and then attempting (unsuccessfully) to land at John Wayne Airport. I think I came in too fast (200mph seems a […]

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Simulating HttpContext with Sessions and POSTs for ASP.NET

Here’s a little something I’ve been hacking together at work, so that we can do some unit testing on my current project. It’s largely based on this post by Phil Haack, but adds support for using Sessions (by assigning to the Session property) and doing Http POSTs as well as GETs, both of which are […]

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Well

That was annoying.

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Economies and Fire Trucks

Introduction to Tog on Software Design, On our economy as a firetruck: If we are to achieve the promise of the future, we must stop using the front steering wheel of our fire truck like the floating pointer of a Ouija board, as we all fight to steer at once. We need to replace random […]

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What If We All Just Disappeared?

New Scientist – Imagine Earth without people: Imagine that all the people on Earth – all 6.5 billion of us and counting – could be spirited away tomorrow, transported to a re-education camp in a far-off galaxy. (Let’s not invoke the mother of all plagues to wipe us out, if only to avoid complications from […]

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