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Probability Homework

…doing it right. =)

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Advertising: The Future Was Grander in 1993

The practice of predicting the future in ads has always been dicey. But in 1993, AT&T got damn near everything right! Present-day dreamers Microsoft would kill for this record of adverfuturism accuracy… via Advertising: The Future Was Grander in 1993.

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LoseThos: Programming As Entertainment

Pretty cool stuff: LoseThos is for programming as entertainment.  It empowers programmers with kernel privilege because it’s fun.  It allows full access to everything because it’s fun.  It has no bureaucracy because it’s fun.  It’s the way it is by

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A/UX Penelope

Very cool informational site about the pre-OSX version of Apple Unix (A/UX). Totally piques my obscure hardware/software interest. ;-) From the author’s site: Between the years 1987 and 1995, Apple Computers, Inc. developed a distribution of System V Unix for

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Best T-SQL Ever! (The T-SQL Mandelbrot)

This is just pure awesome, from a geek standpoint. Thanks to The Daily WTF and Graeme Job for sharing this wonderful little jewel of code and making my day just a bit more interesting. ;-) Here’s the quote from The

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Claudia Castillo gets windpipe tailor-made from her own stem cells – Times Online

This seems like it should be huge news, but I actually had to dig a bit to find details on this story. It seems to be quite widely reported in the UK, but not so much in the US… Claudia

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Open Camera RAW Files in Paint.NET!

Excellent collection of file type handlers and effects plugins for Paint.NET. Not the fastest ever at loading camera RAW images (takes about 5-8 seconds to load a CR2 from my Canon 30D), but it’s definitely helpful. According to the website,

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Consolas as CMD.EXE (Windows Console) Font

First, you’ll need the Consolas font. If you’re not currently running Windows Vista, then you’ll need to get it via the PowerPoint Presentation Viewer, which will install Consolas, among other nice Vista fonts. (Or, if you have Visual Studio 2005

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Lifehacker: Useful Firefox 3 Configuration Tweaks

Update: Here are some new tips for Firefox 3 on all platforms and some specific tips for Firefox 3 on Linux: Super Awesome Firefox 3 Tips! (All Platforms) Super Awesome Firefox 3 Tips! (Linux)

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Canon EOS 50D SLR

It’s a bit surprising to me how quickly Canon is skipping over the 40D; I purchased a 30D at the end of its sales life (and was able to get the nicer 28-135mm lens shown below as part of the

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Ridiculous Subversion Behavior

Yesterday, I attempted to move some of our content from a local filestore into our main subversion repository. I copied the files to my computer, all 22472.67 megabytes of it, and used TortoiseSVN to import the data to our repository.

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How-To Geek: Using Symlinks in Windows Vista

I haven’t tried using my favorite XP junction tool, NTFS-Link, since I upgraded my home computer to Windows Vista, and I’m a little apprehensive since the filesystem has changed a bit. Nonetheless, if you are still using XP, NTFS-Link is

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Gmail Blog: Outage Explanation

In response to the outage of Gmail from yesterday, the Official Gmail Blog has posted an apology: Many of you had trouble accessing Gmail for a couple of hours this afternoon, and we’re really sorry. The issue was caused by

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II…my next camera.

Update: New post, new information available here: New Teaser Ad for Canon 5D Mark II, 50D compared. From Gizmodo: The calendar tells us that the 5D, Canon’s second best DSLR range, is due for a refresh. It comes from a message

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YouTube – How to Clean dust off the sensor of the Canon EOS cameras

YouTube – How to Clean dust off the sensor of the Canon EOS cameras.

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VirtualBox: Free Virtualization Software

I’ve been using VMware Player for quite some time, and it’s quite good, but recently, I stumbled upon another free virtualization tool which also allows you to create new VM images (VMware Player only plays back VMware images created with

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Assembla: Free hosted SVN and more…

If you’re looking for a place to host your development projects, I’d highly suggest Assembla, even if only for the *free* hosted Subversion repository which can be made private or public, unlike other free services which only offer public open-source hosting.

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How-To Geek: “Terminal Server Has Exceeded the Maximum Number of Allowed Connections” (Remote Desktop)

Great fix for a problem I commonly have at the office: If you’ve worked on a network with Windows servers, you’ve encountered this error message at least 37,000 times: “The terminal server has exceeded the maximum number of allowed connections.

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Channel9 (MSDN): Windows XP on Flash-Based Ultra Low Cost PCs

Great post from Channel9 with video about Windows on ULPCs, like the Asus Eee: How does Windows perform on ultra low cost PCs with less than 2GB of storage? Mark Light and Bohdan Raciborski from the Unlimited Potential Group discuss

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Regarding Base-64: Trying to solve an ASP.NET issue…

Update: Thanks to WordPress.com automagically linking related posts to each other, I think I may have found a potential solution to this issue here: Invalid character in a Base-64 string (ASP.NET) The problem seems to be with the ViewState. The ViewState

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