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A Few Quick Updates to Site


I have made a few technical updates to the website. The consequences should be more stability and a better visual appearance for Internet Explorer users.

On The Causes and Cures of Malware


Thoughts on the John Gruber's suggested 40-40-20 split between Windows, Linux and OS X on the propagation of malware.

On Education, Self-Responsibility and Manure


Its a rare month that I don't find some angry article about the problems of universities in America. If only they did X, or they implemented policy Y. I have a suspicion though, that the fault with American universities lies in a much broader social problem.

Getting Cold in Kamioka


Its starting to get cold. I am wearing long underwear (thanks Mom!), and its the middle of October. The thought of the approaching winter leaves me in tears.

Changes from Living


I try to keep my philosophical musings pretty private. Statements of purpose and meaning have a scale of grandeur that as of yet I can't translate into a public setting. Still, a simple thought: living is changing.

Accolades for Pygments 0.9


Pygments 0.9 adds lexers for Common Lisp along with a handful of other languages. I am an unabashed fan.

Designing Elesma


A look at the rough UI and design of an application I am working on.

YouTube Scalability


Yesterday I watched the Google TechTalk on Scaling YouTube. It was a decent talk, and I jotted down some notes while listening to it. This article is my compiled notes, because the ideas were occasionally good, but probably did not deserve a 52 minute powerpoint demonstration (filled with jokes where the speaker intentionally pauses... but then quickly aborts the pause when the expected laughter fails to materialize from the abyss).

JET Pre-Departure Orientation


A thrilling retelling of the day when the JET program finally got a bit more real. Beginning with my drive down to Atlanta, and ending with a fluffy pillow.

Heading toward Atlanta


JET gets a bit more real as I head down to Atlanta tomorrow. This post scores a 0.85 on the 5 point "cohesiveness" scale. Yep, its that bad.

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