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Information in IT

One of the biggest soft skills I’m trying to develop at work is distributing information in usable ways within the organization. I’m digging into DevOps to see if there are ideas there I can apply. It turns out that a … Continue reading

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What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks?

What are the best day-to-day time-saving hacks? – Quora. I really liked this answer from Marius Ursache —– It’s not about time. It’s about energy. We try to squeeze as many hours in one work day, to be “productive”, but … Continue reading

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Workout routines

These are some fun looking themed workout routines. I might give these a try for a bit of variety. (Via Lifehacker)

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Artist Puts Disney Princess Filter On 10 Real Life Female Role Models

Artist Puts Disney Princess Filter On 10 Real Life Female Role Models. I really like the thought he put into drawing appropriate, yet Disney-ish outfit for each of the ladies. (via @ferretthimself ‘s Twitter feed)

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Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes of death by age group, males, Canada, 2009

I found this interesting: Table 4 – Ranking and number of deaths for the 10 leading causes of death by age group, males, Canada, 2009. At my age, I need to watch out for accidents, suicide, cancer, and heart disease. … Continue reading

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Evidence and theory

This cartoon does a great job of illustrating how evidence and theories interact. It’s one of those things that’s really valuable to remember. (via Wikipedia)

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Why the Higgs is the missing link

This is a pretty cool explanation of Why the Higgs is the missing link.

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Dealing With Occupy Movement

I’m surprised by how many people want to go after the Occupy movement with force. Why not use the St. Louis approach? It seems to me that it would be far more effective, especially here in Canada: Gods Help Us, … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale

This story reminds me of how I dealt with the things that go bump in the night: Fairy Tale « Tales of a Cthulu Steampunk. Sometimes the best way to deal with an overactive imagination is more imagination!

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Stephen Fry on Star Trek, Douglas Adams, and More… | GeekDad | Wired.com

For me the best part of this interview was the ten minutes or so at the end when he talks about being bipolar: Stephen Fry on Star Trek, Douglas Adams, and More… . I find it very difficult to explain … Continue reading

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Renaissance Festival Podcast

I really enjoy the music on the Renaissance Festival Podcast. As per the description it’s music that you’d expect to hear at a renaissance fair. What I particularly like about the music is that I can pick up new songs … Continue reading

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DD-WRT Password Not Working Solution

Last night I made some changes to my DD-WRT router and it wouldn’t accept my password any more. I wiped the thing completely twice, messed with every setting I could think of and still it wouldn’t take my password. Turns … Continue reading

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Keycon Report

Jaimie and I did make it out to Keycon. It was fun overall. The biggest single obstacle to my enjoyment was that the current cold virus decided to hit me hard on Friday and Saturday. Friday Trying to get information … Continue reading

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Keycon Weekend

Jaimie and I had hoped to go to Gencon this year, but our budget wasn’t up to it. Instead we’re headed to the local convention – Keycon. I’m really not sure what we’ll see or do there. Mostly we’re going … Continue reading

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Multi-part Solos

I like this idea for making solo monsters more interesting: The basic premise is to split a Solo creature into two or three subsections, each of which get their own actions and initiative count. This doesn’t mean that the monster … Continue reading

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MinMaxer Quote

This made me laugh: [W]ithin every human being lies the desire to beat an obsessive-compulsive minmaxer into unconsciousness in the absolute least efficient way possible. via How WotC Doomed Us All By Making The Fates Do Way More Work : … Continue reading

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Our Discussion

This flowchart is great. The only downside I can see is that I’d have to live by these rules myself when arguing. I’d be more tempted to discuss important things if these rules were followed.  Usually when I’m having a … Continue reading

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Digging Through Memories

One of the interesting things about moving is pulling all the old stuff out of the crevices and corners where it’s been hiding for years.  Last night I pulled one of our photos storage boxes out and dug through it … Continue reading

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Roomba Fun

My big indulgence this year was buying a Roomba for the new house.  It’s been a lot of fun to watch this little disk-shaped robot tootle around the house cleaning up.  It’s also helped me keep things a little cleaner … Continue reading

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Logging Off: The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World

Logging Off: The Internet Generation Prefers the Real World – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International.  This article rings true for me.  On one of the podcasts I listen to, someone told the story of their grandma the techie.  She … Continue reading

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