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Monthly Archive for April, 2006

Mega Fries HOWTO

Do you like french fries topped with cheese and bacon? After much research and testing, here is the result of our best efforts to duplicate Pat’s Mega Fries at home.

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FeedBurner offers a service called FeedFlare, which enables blog publishers to provide pre-populated links to other sites such as del.icio.us or digg. This works just fine, but only if your articles are contained within your RSS feed.

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Make Your Titles To the Point

I have a few thoughts about the recent New York Times article on headlines optimized for search engines.

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Author of sudo Lives Locally

Todd Miller — one of the people responsible for writing and maintaining sudo — lives in Millersville, Maryland. Anyone want to pitch in to buy him some beer?

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A Five-Minute Book Ad

“Robert Manning, professor of finance in the College of Business, is scheduled to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart at 11 p.m. Thursday, April 6.” This was straight from my inbox, minutes ago. But wait, isn’t that tonight? To the point, Professor Manning is going to be on The Daily Show tonight. Apparently […]

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I know nothing about Erection PowerPack, nor do I care to. But it really pisses me off when bulk mailers use my domain to forge a return address for their spam mailings. For the record, I don’t send out unsolicited email. This morning I received several hundred bounce messages from dozens of systems, informing me […]

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MySpace Sucks

MySpace sucks. Without mentioning the maturity of the users or the continuing controversy, here are a few reasons why MySpace sucks. MySpace lacks structure. Because MySpace allows users to customize the appearance of their page, the result is a clusterfu… oops, I meant a browsing nightmare. For example, take something as simple as a profile […]

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The Crock of Modern Drug Addiction

Is drug addiction a myth? American psychologist Bruce K. Alexander thought so, hypothesizing that continued drug use was primarily due to unhapiness, rather than a physical addiction. I would agree, but would argue that there’s more to it.

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