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Set apartment wifi to password "openopen". Put password in the SSID so neighbors can still use it. Hackers can still snoop, but they'll have to work harder. ...

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Years ago, I failed to get a Sam & Max game running on an underpowered Windows laptop. Today, I am more technically sophisticated: I failed to get Sam & Max running on a Linux desktop under ...

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These are the steps Steps to reproduce the computer bug: The computer doesn't do what I want. Frustrated! Rest head on desk. One hair falls off head. All rested! Try to use the computer again. Computer mouse runs ove...

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I Didn't See Your Mail; Facial Hair Happy New Year! If you sent me email in the last few days, I maybe never saw it. My site's spam-detection software thought that mail dated 2010 or later was likely to be spam. (This was apparently a...

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Book Report: Notes from a Broad I bought this book because its author is "Fran Lebowitz". This is not the same Fran Lebowitz who wrote the excellent Metropolitan Life and Social Studies. Rather, this is the "Fran Lebowitz" who us...

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Book Report: I Wish there was Something that I Could Quit It's a novel by Aaron Cometbus! I hadn't heard it had been published until I entered a bunch of book ratings into Amazon.com. Amazon.com's recommendation engine recommended the book. Three cheers ...

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Book Report: The Man Who Was Thursday People keep telling me how great G.K. Chesterton was. So I read one of his books, The Man Who Was Thursday. It had some fun sentences, some witty banter, some good paragraphs, but the book overall ...

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Book Report: Geek Love It was difficult to decide whether or not to go to that gallery show opening. But I was able to harness the wisdom of crowds: the humongous slow evening commute traffic decided I wasn't going. Bah....

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Book Report: Life of Pi I only made it about halfway through this book. I found it dull. I like reading books about animals. This book has some animals in it. But... maybe I'd rather read a book that's all about animals...

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Book Report: The Books of Magic [I'm upgrading to a new Blogging service (beta.blogger.com). I wouldn't be surprised if that means that a bunch of my old articles show up as "new" in your feed reader. Or if it results in other li...

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Book Report: The Three Musketeers I bet that those long stretches of dialog between people from different social classes--I bet those were pretty funny back when they were relevant to the culture. Unlike now, when they're kinda bori...

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Book Report: Birth of the Chess Queen Did you know that Al Gore chartered a couple of planes to help out people in Katrina-smashed areas? It's enough to make you wish the nation had put some more resources at his disposal. But let's no...

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Book Report: A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again In this collection of essays by David Foster Wallace, I was glad to read the title essay. It's about his experiences on a cruise ship. I've always wondered if I would like being on a cruise ship, a...

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