Why I read Baen Books

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Inspired by Brad Torgersen’s “Why publish with Baen?” and Larry Correia’s “Why I publish with Baen, too”, here’s a side of the story from one of their readers. I first encountered Baen Books in junior high school (late 80s), and started paying attention to the publisher “because the stuff they’re putting out is REALLY good”…. Read more »

falling in love with my wife, v2.1

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This was originally a post on the “Geeks” mailing list, archived here. Amy passed away suddenly in June of 2009, from complications caused partially by PCOS. Warning: long sappy story ahead. Ignore if you’re more concerned about NFS packets or OpenGL acceleration. Over the past week, I’ve fallen in love with my wife, for the… Read more »

Best spam I’ve gotten all week

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This made me laugh for a good five minutes. Very obviously scraped from Facebook page titles. Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2013 20:49:34 +0530 From shirley.jones@sos-backup.com Fri Jun 7 10:31:16 2013 From: Shirley Jones Subject: Launching Bill’s Online Backup – Potential Partnership Hi My name is Shirley Jones- and I’m trying to get in touch with… Read more »

Thoughts on Kickstarter

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I’ve found that the more over-funded a Kickstarter project is, the higher the probability that delivery of perks and products will be delayed or have problems. In my experience over the past two years, I’ve seen a number of Kickstarter projects I funded where the project creators got bogged down after deciding to add features… Read more »

My Anti-Virus/Spyware/Malware Software Recommendations for Windows PCs

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The latest version of this list will always be available here: My Anti-Virus/Spyware/Malware Software Recommendations for Windows PCs I get asked for recommendations a lot, especially when people get new computers for the holidays, so here’s a writeup. First, if you’re running anything older than Windows XP, upgrade. This doesn’t mean throwing away your computer… Read more »

Update on the Atrix Lapdock as an ARM system console

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The Atrix lapdock mentioned in my last post works great as a console for a BeagleBone board with a DVI cape: And, of course, for the Raspberry Pi – mine arrived a few days ago. I’ve since figured out the resolution and overscan problem and resolved it.

The Man-Bag Chronicles, February 2012

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I mentioned last month that I’d purchased a Red Oxx CPA Briefcase bag as a replacement for my stolen Crumpler pack. Well, I’ve added to my Red Oxx collection, for when I need to carry more stuff and want something with two straps: The C-Ruck in the same “Mariner Blue” as the CPA Briefcase. Really… Read more »