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OnSwipe Sucks

I have nothing really to blog about. I just created this blog on WordPress.com so I could see if there was some way blog owners could disable inflicting OnSwipe on iPad users. There is (iPad settings under “Appearance” in your … Continue reading

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Idea: keyboard for taking notes at meetings

OK, here’s another gadget I want. Someone please make this and offer it for sale at a reasonable price, please, so I can buy one. It would pretty much be a computer keyboard, with a built-in one or two line … Continue reading

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Idea for Credit Card Security

The credit card companies are promoting cards that have instant pay systems. You’ve probably seen the ads, where the user just swipes the card over the instant pay terminal, and the transaction is done. No signing. No ID check. The … Continue reading

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A New Word

At work, while discussing a broken piece of code, a coworker intended to start a sentence with the phrase “When this was written”, but he botched it and said “When this was wrotten”. We have decided we like that word, … Continue reading

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A Difficult Choice…

Thought experiment: aliens contact us. They have been observing Earth for a very very long time, going all the way back to the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. They have detailed records of all significant events on or … Continue reading

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Making An XP Full Install Disc From An XP Upgrade Disc

Suppose you’ve got one of the new Macs, with an Intel processor, and want to install Windows XP to dual boot, using the nifty new tools that Apple released today, but you notice that they say you have to have … Continue reading

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The Security Device I Want…

OK, gadget makers, here’s the device I want. Please make it, so I can buy it. I want a small USB device that I can use to store passwords. It should store them securely, of course, and contain a PIN … Continue reading

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