The app that would get me to buy an iPhone…

I’m afraid to go look in the App Store, because it might be a real iPhone app and I might be kicked out of the ninja camp for talking like a pirate all the time. Doh! Although, it probably wouldn’t be too hard to write one for Windows Mobile. I’ll add it to the long,…

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This explains so many things… Scott Adams explains compensation modeling?

This metaphor can probably be extended to ‘splain corporate and governmental policies of all kinds! Of course, it would actually be worse (at least for me) if compensation was tied to the performance of friends and family. Heh! For the record, I used to work there… and I still ain’t laffing.

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In other words, if I get promoted that means what…?

The way I read these alleged research results, a lottery is just as effective at picking people for promotions as what we’ve been doing for years? But is there a better way of choosing individuals for promotion? It turns out that there is, say Pluchino and co. Their model shows that two other strategies outperform…

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If you need me, I’ll be in teh garage…

Tim and I don’t see eye2eye on some things, but quite often he nails the the whole “married geek” thing. It’ll definitely be funny to watch Tim’s comix grow and change when they have kids. A lot like my own father enjoys watching the slow-motion train wreck of my life. Heh.   You don’t even…

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If you finish reading the entire article…

If you actually manage to read all the way through the entire article (the first time): The Benefits of Distraction and Overstimulation — New York Magazine My hypothesis is that: You need more caffeine in your diet. You need a [new] job. A life. All of the above. I *think* I got to page 3…

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Yeah, I know I said I’d never run for office again…

But then I went and put my name in the hat once more… because it’s for a good cause! No, it’s not April Fool’s. That’s tomorrow. Personally, I’d like to thank L.D. Kirshenbaum (the author of the article below) for giving us a fair shake. I’m sure that there were some embarrassing quotes among all…

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Nulls are always a problem.

Anybody who’s ever jousted with nullable database columns will find this humorous: The Vermillion Screen of Death (Raw Materials Comic Strip) Well, I did anyway.

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I need a new dart board. Would the MOF circle work?

I’m spending some time this weekend dusting off skills that I haven’t used for a while. After staring @ this MOF circle for waaay too long, I suddenly got the urge to jump on the bike, ride home and play darts with the kids. Heh. I’m sure you’ll see the connection. Although a MOF dartboard…

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I think I’ve read that one. By Haldeman, right?

Would somebody please turn on the Large Hadron Collider so we can just end the debate? One way or another? Srsly? It might solve some other problems, too. *snicker* In short, a new paper says that the reports of the probable demise of black holes created by the LHC are greatly exaggerated (off by a…

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We are sooo doomed as a species.

I bump into people now and then, even up here in the near orbit of Redmond, who either don’t have an email address or don’t check it regularly. Being a hyper-connected person (my man-portable gadgets radiate enough EM to keep me warm in the winter), these people always remind me that I don’t live on…

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