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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

Quote #16 – Pernicious Ideas

Some might think that these are fighting words… The idea that GM food is inherently unhealthy is no less pernicious than the idea that organic, sustainable farming is just a yuppie affectation. – Mark Jannot, Reconsider the Banana, Popular Science, February 2001

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Chicken and Fries at Charlie’s

On a recent trip to South Jersey, we forwent the busy restaurants at The Pier and elected to head over to Somers Point. We ventured over to Charlie’s for dinner. A local watering hole since 1944, they were packed. Our host had called ahead of time to reserve a table, so we only had a […]

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Thousands of years later, I still don’t think we get it. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, […]

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A Philly in Savannah

When traveling, I like to get a sense of the local fare. Eat something local. But sometimes all you want is a Philly Cheese Steak. Such was the case in Savannah, where we stopped at Tubby’s Tank House after checking out River Street; something came over me, I just had to have it. And it […]

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When it comes to learning from our mistakes, the same could be said for cooking, relationships, or picking out a good restaurant for a nice dinner out. To [design better systems], an engineer or programmer needs to learn about what systems there are, how they work, and — at least as important — how they […]

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