Archive for the ‘Rant’ Category

Half full or half empty?

Posted: 8th August 2010 by Chris in General, Rant
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It’s all over the news recently, Bill Gates and 40 billionaires will give away half of their wealth, to charity. I have a better idea. How about instead of giving away fish, you teach people to fish. Small business and the middle class are in trouble. If you want to help, how about some low [...]

Cyveillance bot

Posted: 20th July 2010 by Chris in Rant, Web
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The scenario: You set up a new website and are excited for the client to kick the tires. You check logs regularly, and see someone from the correct town hitting the site. But, it looks like they aren’t really sure what’s going on, and then send something that resembles someone fishing for an old exploit. [...]

A suggestion for Freelancer.com

Posted: 15th July 2010 by Chris in Development, Rant, Software, Web
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I registered over there today and looked through the listings. Here are a couple of things that I think would be good ideas: Add captcha to try and stop all the scripted autobids from Bulgaria. How in the world can anyone posting a project take any of the bids seriously with that going on? Much [...]

What has happened to Joe Lieberman?

Posted: 2nd June 2010 by Chris in General, News, Rant, Web
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Seriously folks, he has turned into a serious hand-wringer. “Emergency Powers” to take control of civilian networks? What in the world is he thinking? If we get attacked, I say we just issue /b/ carte blanche to respond. I have more faith in those guys than I do in turning networks over to the government. [...]

A Quick Observation

Posted: 11th August 2009 by Chris in Denver, General, Rant
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Why in god’s name do Real Estate Agents find it sooo difficult to keep the aspect ratio of a picture when putting it into MLS? And 10 pictures only on the consumer sites? Bah.

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I caught up on cycling news this weekend (again against my better judgement). Not much has changed on the doping front. People get caught and then say, “oh yeah, it’s easy to beat the system.” A blast from the past re-appeared, Simeoni. I really like this guy. Simeoni could possibly be a tool, he could [...]

Why does Ben Stein still peddle his wisdom?

Posted: 7th June 2009 by Chris in General, News, Rant
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It’s a nice Sunday morning, I seem to have defeated my riding headache from yesterday before it got a chance to really set itself up, and I’m enjoying coffee and catching up on the news.  CBS Sunday morning is pretty innocuous, bubble gum news, and then Ben Stein shows up. This is the same Ben [...]

Procurve Slurpee

Posted: 18th April 2009 by Chris in Equipment, Rant
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The snow is coming down again, and my new Procurve decided I really, really needed to experience the weather. At least the texts and calls didn’t start until 8:00am, so I did get some good sleep. I waded through the dirty Slurpee conditions to reset it. Thanks HP. I was warm, now I’m freezing and [...]

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I’m not sure why Dunkin Donuts is so proud of their products or why they claim to be “blue collar”. I come from a blue collar town where Dunkin could not get a foot-hold, why? Their coffee sucked and their donuts tasted like crap. The local chain blew them out of the water at every [...]

Armstrong for Pink

Posted: 16th October 2008 by Chris in Biking, Rant
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You know, I can’t help myself, I keep going to Cycling News to see what’s going on, despite my better judgment. Maybe it’s the Giro and not the Tour next year for Armstrong. Here’s a quote from Lance about him appearing in Le Tour next year: “Everybody knows about its importance but there are the [...]