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The web is a horror movie

I was preparing to write a blog post when I logged in and saw I have 1,500 comments marked as spam. My blog is nowhere near viral status. In fact, I only have one post that is linked by another website. And yet, 1,500 spam comments. It led me to the following idea: The web is a horror movie There are spiders and creepy-crawlers everywhere. They’re just waiting to latch on to […]

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Baristas know business

I was having a discussion at work recently about the use of BIM (Building Information Modeling) in creating engineering drawings. The point I was trying to make is that BIM is better than plain 2D drafting in many ways. Furthermore, any person involved in this trade should be proficient in both. A drafter/designer should be capable of cranking out 2D drawings, or intelligent 3D drawings when the project calls for […]

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Derek++

I have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and I’m sure it will be my undoing. It has resulted in many unfinished projects and unmet expectations. I have come to terms with the fact that it is not possible for me to know everything. However, knowing this doesn’t make the truth any easier. I’m constantly struggling with my “to-do” list full of books to read, topics to learn, and projects to […]

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And then there was one

I can’t help but feel like I have been inadvertently getting prepared for what happened this weekend. As I gear up for travel, I was running through my checklist of things to take care of. One of these things was my laptop that likes to immediately shutdown when the battery hits 40%. Yes, it is quite annoying to have your computer tell you “You have two hours left” and then […]

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The Happy (technological) Medium

It seems that in any industry, there are those who want to invent and those who want to commoditize these inventions. One person creates a new technology or service, and another (or sometimes the same person) then quickly finds a way to turn it into profit. This is not a new phenomenon. This process is good and bad, and different industries have varying levels of success. For example, you could hire a […]

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