Archive for the ‘Irritant’ Category

The (Wood Stove) Sting

Remember the movie “The Sting“? Paul Newman and Robert Redford play con men and conspire to swindle money from a mob boss played by Robert Shaw. Great movie! The movie was arranged as a series of “acts” – The Players, The Setup, etc. with each “act” designed to build up Robert Shaw’s confidence before Newman […]


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Evidently We’re No Different

I recall several years ago when there was a large uproar in the Muslim community over some caricature cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. At the time I just shook my head and though how over-sensitive and reactionary the protesters were. As Americans we wouldn’t have that sort of reaction over a silly cartoon. Fast forward […]


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Got to be the worst

In addition to being a developer full time, I also manage a remote office for the company I work for. It’s been open two years now and other than a few start-up issues, running the office has been a minor part of my day. Until Monday… Over that weekend, 08/17/2008, the building that houses our […]


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Making a Dent

In the process of moving servers I’ve had to get used to the provider imposed Postini message filtering system. Initially I wasn’t really happy about the imposition it seemed to place on the way I like to use email, i.e. lots of “catch all” addresses. After puttering around with the system for a little over […]


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Thought it was just me…

Since this morning (perhaps late yesterday) I’ve been getting a lot of email spam with the headline of “CNN.com Daily Top 10”. My email processor is Google and they are blocking me from seeing the actual messages because the email contains a virus. I’ve probably received 300-500 over the last 24 hours. Initially I though […]


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