Archive for July, 2009


grooglin (n): A google gremlin. Often blamed for odd behavior with Google services, such as receiving a reply to an email before you sent the original. Advertisements

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Linking Javascript

This is an idea that I’ve been kicking around for a while. Back in the C days, when most everything was determined at compile time, life was simple. You wrote your program, you preprocessed it, you compiled it, then you linked it. Linking is the cool part. The linker would determine exactly which bits of […]


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Air conditioners, water.

It is surely HOT where I live. Actually, today is on track to be hotter than it’s ever been in Portland. Right now (11:00 AM) it’s 91° F, and it’s forecast to hit 107° F this afternoon. Needless to say I’ve been running my air conditioner non stop for the last few days. This brings […]

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The McDLT Time-Dilation Effect

This effect explains why doing work in the rack always takes twice as long as you think.

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Hulu on the Mac

A quick update to the Hulu experiment: My Pentium 4 2.53GHz system with a GeForce FX 5500 256MB has some serious frame rate problems with Hulu’s streaming flash. Even at a very low resolution (800x600x16), the performance glitches are so distracting that it’s almost impossible to watch.

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