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A Lie Will Travel Around the World While the Truth is Getting its Socks On

This sort of thing is just so destructive. How many tens of thousands of people saw this and thought “See! These vaccinations are killing people!” As a result of this, people will likely have died.

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Pro-Trump counties now have far higher COVID death rates

A few months ago my dad (a loyal Fox News watcher) claimed that it was Democrats that weren’t getting vaccinated. I didn’t have the data at the ready to disprove this but had read several articles about it. I’m saving this here just in case it comes up again. I doubt facts will be listened […]

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Article: The Web3 Fraud

As I get older, I worry about falling behind on technology. I don’t want to be one of those old people who don’t engage with modern tech. I don’t ever want to be like those people afraid of computers, or claim that typing isn’t something someone needs to do, etc. I am, however, very skeptical […]

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How viruses mutate and what can be done about it.

Just hanging on to this for the next time someone tells me that the vaccinated are why Covid-19 continues to mutate into new variants.

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TinkerTool for tinkering around with your Mac UI

I only use a couple of things that TinkerTool enables, but it is a wide ranging tool! It’s important to note that it is only changing the built in behaviors of MacOS – it does not add functionality that isn’t already there. Having said that, there is a lot of MacOS functionality built in that […]

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IBM PC Jr. Language Reference

Well, it’s more generic than that, but I needed it to recall how to do some display stuff on the PC Jr. I set the Jr. up because I was talking with some future coworkers, and they had a history, or familiarity, with the PC Jr, so I figured it’d be a funny introduction to […]

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Great writeup: Specificity: Your Brain’s Superpower

Not mine, but very good. While some of this can come off negatively (think about how you say things!), the overall thought process is great. Frequently I use some of these techniques and they are very effective! https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/XosKB3mkvmXMZ3fBQ/specificity-your-brain-s-superpower

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Results of a Password Cracking Contest

Just hanging onto this for future reference. Not for the passwords obviously, but the process that the ‘best password cracker’ student used – pretty effective. https://mchow01.github.io/education/security/2021/11/06/password-cracking.html

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Relational vs. NoSQL Databases

This article provides a nice, brief, overview of the differences between relational and NoSQL databases. So far in all the systems I’ve developed, we’ve stuck with relational databases for the primary data stores, and then used others, such as ElasticSearch, and key-value based caches, for areas where traditional SQL couldn’t keep up (or didn’t need […]

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Want MS services to use your primary account?

Many of us log into multiple MS or AAD accounts, and when visiting MS sites, it will present a list of logged in accounts to pick from. However, for many of us, those other accounts are only for things like email, so it is an extra step we really don’t need. This Edge plug in […]

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