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2017
Jan
07
2016 National Popular Vote Tracker
“The popular vote count State Clinton (D) Trump (R) Others ...”
2016
Apr
Feb
28
Arial video of NYC
“Great arial video of NYC from Mark Toia.   https://player.vimeo.com/video/151269152”
Jan
2015
Dec
Jun
May
Apr
25
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23
The Machines Are Coming
“Machines aren’t used because they perform some tasks that much better than humans, but because, ...”
Mar
01
Quote shell characters
“Sometimes it's nice to be able to display a command being run and do it ...”
2014
Jul
Jun
May
Apr
Mar
Feb
Jan
28
24
08
bop.fm and canistream.it
“I just read about this new bop.fm site that allows one to pass a single ...”
05
2013
“Write”
Nov
May
20
12
WP sitemap problems
“Arghh, I kept getting an empty sitemap.xml. I tried different plugins, changed settings -- ...”
11
2011
“Work, work!”
Dec
Apr
Mar
27
Iranian Hackers Suspected in Recent Security Breach
“Looks like Iranian Hackers Suspected in Recent Security Breach are either trying to get back ...”
26
20
Jan
23
17
More on Stuxnet Worm and Iran's Nuclear Research
“Last month there was an article about a virus that targetted Iran's Nuclear Research. ...”
03
2010
“Wow”
Dec
16
Malapropism
“Some Yogi Berra quotes and malapropisms: Half the lies they tell about me aren't true. I ...”
11
04
Mac OS X Server: iChat Service Re-inititialization
“If there's ever trouble with iChat server and ServerAdmin doesn't let you do anything, you ...”
03
Virus that targeted Iranian nuclear sites
“Based on (http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/11/26/secret-agent-crippled-irans-nuclear-ambitions/) article it sounds like some really talented developers (NSA) wrote a virus ...”
Nov
28
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20
feedly
“My favorite interface for reading RSS feeds is feedly which uses Google reader to aggregate ...”
Oct
17
02
The Seashore image editor
“I tried Seashore to do some very simple image. It was perfect for my ...”
Aug
Jul
26
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12
05
More exonerations for Climategate researchers
“Yet another report says Michael E Mann is cleared of any wrongdoing related to his ...”
04
Senator Robert Byrd
“From Frank Rich's column about Senator Robert Byrd. These senators were in the tradition of Thurmond, ...”
03
Wordpress 3.0 update
“Update to 3.0 went pretty smoothly. I'm having some problem with images (added how ...”
Upgrading from WPMU to Wordpress 3.0
“I'm starting to do the upgrade from WPMU to Wordpress 3.0 today. Important Things You ...”
Jun
16
Jeopardy playing computer
“From NY Times is this article Smarter Than You Think - I.B.M.'s Supercomputer Challenges 'Jeopardy!' ...”
13
05
May
29
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21
16
Being a Consumer vs Investor
“There's some lesson to be learned here about investing vs consuming but I can't quite ...”
11
NY Times Review of Darwin from 1860 now online
“From (http://www.nytimes.com/1860/03/28/news/origin-species-origin-species-means-natural-selection-preservation-favored-races.html?pagewanted=1) review in 1860 of Darwin's "The Origin of Species": It is clear that here ...”
09
01
iPhone and Snow Leopard Server's failure to communicate
“A few months ago I was complaining about not being able to synch my iPhone ...”
Mar
21
Distributed Version Control is here to stay, baby
“(http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2010/03/17.html) has this to say about Mercurial: In Subversion, you might think, “bring my version up ...”
Feb
20
The FBI is closing the Anthrax case
“Talking Points Memo says that the FBI is closing the case about the Anthrax mailing ...”
10
Will Greece Get a Bailout?
“From Matthew Yglesias » Will Greece Get a Bailout?: If the Greece moral hazard play winds ...”
Republicans: all talk, no action on debt reduction
“From Dana Milbank - Senate Republicans seem to have one answer for Democrats: No - ...”
Jan
30
Bye-bye Sun
“Sun Microsystems used to be one of my favorite tech companies. Here's the SEC ...”
24
23
Supreme court ruling on campaign finance
“Matthew Yglesias points out at that the Citizens United decision may have some pretty painful ...”
16
04
Unemployment -- not if you caused the crisis!
“So if you lost your firm billions of dollars, laid off tens of thousands and ...”
03
What’s a Bailed-Out Banker Really Worth?
“Fascinating article on what's happened with the bankers bailout. One intriguing quote compares executive ...”
2009
“New job”
Dec
Nov
29
Thanksgiving
“We had a great Thanksgiving. ”
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05
02
01
Delay
“Sorry for the long delay. I've been playing around a bit.”
Aug
21
sqlite3 rocks
“I'd been using the sqlite3 that came installed on Mac OS X but I ...”
Jul
17
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05
01
Cash-for-Clunkers
“It looks like Cash-for-Clunkers has passed. I could get $4,500. The way ...”
Jun
28
Mercurial, Apache, and OpenSuse 11.1
“Mercurial's Web Interface Funny how some things can turn out to be much easier than you ...”
10
‘Cash for Clunkers’ Passes House
“So the cash for clunkers is getting closer. It passed in the House: ...”
May
21
20
Functor for deleting objects
“In a destructor for a class, I had a std::vector of pointers that I wanted ...”
19
That new car smell
“I'm closely keeping track of that cash-for-clunkers program. It sounds like the Senate is ...”
12
ClarkConnect 5.0 - Beta #3
“It looks like the next version of ClarkConnect is getting close. The 3rd beta ...”
08
06
Closer to a new car?
“It's one step closer to happening! Getting a new car based on a trade ...”
Setting the timezone
“I've gotten pretty careful about keeping time in UTC and then converting it to localtime ...”
Apr
26
The Banality of Bush White House Evil
“Frank Rich in the NY Times does a great job reminding us tat the Bush ...”
17
07
A new car?
“Maybe I can finally buy a new car?: The Schumer-Israel approach would provide vouchers ...”
Mar
24
Going Galt? Give me a break
“I have a friend who seems to believe in Ayn Rand Objectivist philosophy and talks ...”
22
Google Voice/Grand Central vs. Skype
“I decided to give Skype a try, again, after I started working with a few ...”
04
03
Suse 11.1, NFS, exportfs
“I tried to mount an NFS volume on my MacBook at home and it was ...”
IMAP IDLE
“Setting up my iPhone and various other clients to access my email via IMAP (Internet ...”
02
How to argue for more tax cuts
“When you're only policy solution is tax cuts, I guess you get pretty good at ...”
Feb
20
Saturday Night Live
“Hilarious spoof by SNL on the Republicans: ”
Trivial subset sum problem
“I was asked in a telephone interview how to find out if there are two ...”
18
09
05
The White House fights back
“Barack Obama has an op-ed in the Washington Post starts to fight back at the short ...”
Jan
27
Roubini: more bad news
“ Global, synchronized, recession. Recession continues through 2009 with weak, 1%, growth in 2010. Unemployment at 9% in ...”
26
The world is getting better one step at a time
“It's William Kristol's last op-ed in the NY Times -- ending one year of the ...”
25
Editing
“I re-edited a bunch of posts to fix the stripped out angle bracket. Interesting ...”
19
Warren Buffett and Obama
“Here is Warren Buffett interview by Tom Brokaw on Dateline NBC. Buffett is very ...”
15
Inaugural Parties in NY
“Some parties in NY to celebrate the inaugural The Living Liberally 2009 Inaugural Ball The Living Liberally ...”
14
Fixing libxml2, php, WordPress, and the missing angle brackets
“Someone posted a temporary fix for Wordpress that takes the raw xml and replaces the ...”
13
10
History of the Internet
“Here is a five minute video history of the Internet. History of the Internet from PICOL ...”
Fixing libxml2, php, WordPress, and the missing angle brackets
“I was having problems with MarsEdit after updating to OpenSuse 11.1 because of a ...”
09
Refining google AdWords
“I've been monitoring the results of trying a Google AdWord campaign ($25 for a month). ...”
07
The New World Order
“As I'm breaking old habits of actually getting work done, this puts it all in ...”
06
7 Secrets to Getting Your Next Job Using Social Media
“This article has some interesting ideas about looking for a job in our brave new ...”
05
Animated slides
“I ran across animoto.com which lets you upload a bunch of still photos, select some ...”
01
SproutCore
“I'd looked into SproutCore and sort of liked the idea. I see Apple is ...”
2008
“So far so good!”
Dec
28
OpenSuse 11.1, kdm_greet, slow ssh login
“I was suffering from slow ssh logins -- it'd take 20 seconds to get a ...”
26
25
Wordpress, libxml2 bug
“I just upgraded to OpenSuse 11.1 and it's giving WordPres grief. MarsEdit looses the ...”
Wordpress migration
“I switched from blogger, which is the google hosted blogs to my own self hosted ...”
23
More tests
“Well? Lists More Numbers And more with some sub ”
20
17
Mac OS X (Leopard) and ssh-agent
“I had SshKeychain installed before and am trying to get back 10.5's ssh agent to ...”
More install changes
“ Commented out setenv and home in /etc/sudoers/ Hmm, I had to run xhost +; must have ...”
15
Does the corruption ever end?
“I usually expect the occasional questionable or just plain corrupt contracting out of any government. ...”
12
Installing OpenSuse 11.0
“A little late to the party (11.1 is going to be available in 5 days ...”
11
More CRA Idiocy
“Great takedown by Barry Ritholtz of this poorly reasoned NY Times Op-ed by Howard Husock From ...”
10
07
XQuartz
“Updated to latest XQuartz (from 2008-09-15) From XQuartz The Xquartz project is an open-source effort to develop ...”
06
Rich pessimist?
“I like this saying: I've never met a rich pessimist ”
04
Creationism - yuck!
“Not sure why I'm obsessing about it but here's a photo takedown of the Creationist ...”
03
Notes on u-ISV
“From Mac Software Business podcast "MacSB (001): Getting Started as a Mac Indie Developer" Basics: Copy: Adding ...”
twitter and blogspot
“Gotta be hip! I'm setting up twitter and wondered if there was a way ...”
Science matters
“One of my fears, in the sense of something that would cause me to move ...”
Nov
28
A very different Detroit bailout plan
“A totally different idea on how to rescue Detroit. Basically, give a government rebate ...”
26
Obama Photos
“Best set of Obama photos I've run across are in the Boston Globe ”
25
The downside of a u-ISV
“Here's an article that's closer to the truth of doing a u-ISV: The Software Product Myth In ...”
24
Interactive Customers and u-ISV
“One of the suggestions from the micro-ISV world is to encourage customers to talk so ...”
22
21
NewNewsWire and NewsGator
“Ok, maybe it really is time to try that new fangled thing: RSS Feeds First, I ...”
GM, Ford, Chrysler not paying $70/hour
“In reading about the proposed bailout of the auto industry, I'd been bothered by the figure ...”
18
Amazon CloudFront
“Amazon CloudFront looks like a great way of doing a Content Delivery Network (CDN) on the ...”
Twiddla
“Twiddla is a web based whiteboard. Making a node for future investigation From Team WhiteBoarding ...”
17
Micro-ISV
“I've started researching being a small, independent software vendor/developer. One of several inspiring stories ...”
10
Paul Krugman's Nobel Prize
“I was trying to explain "The New Trade Theory" and doing a poor job of ...”
04
Email from Obama
“It's interesting the campaign sent out email before doing anything: Peter -- I'm about to head to ...”
w00t! Obama wins!
“From Obama Projected by TV Networks to Win Election - NYTimes.com Barack Hussein Obama was elected ...”
Oct
31
GCC Summary
“Here's a nice summary of how the CC compiler/toolchain works. Here's some info about ...”
23
04
Financial crisis origins
“Here's some more info (see an earlier post) about the SEC's 2004 decision to allow five investment ...”
03
02
Republicans: Filled with anger and self-pity
“I think this concisely summarizes how I feel about the Republicans behavior over the past ...”
Obama 08: The Official iPhone and iPod Touch Application
“Sweet. The Obama campaign has an iPhone app for keeping up with the campaign, ...”
Making Meals in a Rice Cooker
“Hmm, I don't like making rice and I'm certainly not as vested in it as ...”
01
Version Control
“Some notes on various version control tools: Buildbot: http://buildbot.net/trac offers a way to build and test ...”
Sep
29
What I'm reading
“I started reading "Working Effectively with Legacy Code".  Here's a great quote: In poorly ...”
18
SEC more responsible for crisis
“So the SEC in 2004 gave 5 firms an alternative rule to operate under, basically loosening ...”
17
More on Anthrax and Dr. Ivins
“Some lessons can only be learned in hindsight. One of the claims that the anthrax letters ...”
05
CLR and Unhandled exceptions
“Nice article on unhandled exception handling :-) CLR Inside Out: Unhandled Exception Processing In The CLR In ...”
04
Aug
26
The rich stay richer
“Funny how the rich take care of themselves. There are rumors that the people ...”
20
Nice Article on jQuery and Ajax
“Good, short example of using jQuery to submit a form via Ajax”
18
More on Dr. Ivins and Anthrax
“The FBI is starting to walk-back some of it's circumstantial evidence against Dr. Ivins. It ...”
07
Anthrax, Ivins, and Conspiracies
“I've been following the Dr. Ivins suicide and the FBI accusations against him for being ...”
Jul
31
Aspirin: Just do it
“I've been having an ongoing discussion about taking aspirin to help reduce coronary disease problems. ...”
26
23
Today in music
“Thanks to my son misplacing an adaptor for my earphones to work with my iPhone ...”
21
Housing going down for a while
“I swear I'm not a pessimist but this economy really has me worried. The ...”
Peter P Ware - ACM author profile page
“Here are the ACM search results for articles I'd published: Peter P Ware. Back in ...”
18
ScribeFire for blogging
“ScribeFire Blog Editor: This Firefox extension makes it easy to highlight some text in an article ...”
Another McCain phony
“ Judith Warner writes that saying something is a lot cheaper than actually doing something. Why ...”
15
The Onion
“Paul Krugman reminds us that The Onion is the only paper that really understands things. ...”
12
Mac OS X: Another screen capture
“I'm trying out skitch. It's trying really hard to be cute but it's doing good ...”
11
iPhone 3G
“Looks like Apple really has improved the sounds quality on calls. Both GSM and ...”
10
iphone, gmail, and IMAP
“Nice article with some extra info on configuring the iPhone to use gmail. It ...”
09
Screen capture software (Mac OSX)
“ScreenFlow from VaraSoftware.com is some cool screen capture software. Perhaps it's most interesting idea ...”
05
Web design
“I was curious about some web design companies. Checking out Craig's list for "Computer Gigs": http://newyork.craigslist.org/cpg/ www.designflib.com ”
Jun
24
Indirection, Interfaces, and Control Inversion
“I've been working on some existing code that has a reputation for being very difficult ...”
16
Visualizing commit history
“A very cool visualization techinique giving the history of a project. The commits (changes) ...”
09
C# and GC (Garbage Collection)
“Good overview of diagnosing memory related problems http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163528.aspx Info on how to use SOS to track memory ...”
01
May
31
Formatting C++ code to html (mac, linux)
“Hmm, it turns out turning C++ code into html is both harder (nothing obvious) and ...”
What good reporting looks like
“I think Scott McClellan's new book is just re-hashing old news and buying it just ...”
23
More worries about the economy
“The following chart is from the San Francisco Federal Reserve certainly leave one very worried ...”
20
MAMP: Mac - Apache - MySQL - PHP
“Previously, I'd found WAMP a pretty nice setup. Well, there's a comparable installation for ...”
13
WAMP: Windows, Apache, MySQL, Php
“ wampserver.com for basic server Guides for setting up Wamp A nice theme Another theme Scorpian ”
10
The Democratic Surge
“Here are some more statistic supporting my previous post that Republicans are toast. The ...”
What's New in Qt? — Trolltech
“Someday, I'll get back to using Qt in my professional existance. That and the ...”
Mercurial and darcs for distributed version control
“In my work world, I use clearcase for doing version control. At NYSE, we ...”
09
Software Design Thoughts
“Constructors should be simple, predictable, and never fail. Simple Keep your constructors simple in the sense that: Few ...”
01
Apr
30
Ancient history
“I'm googling myself and collecting some of the results: RCS - 1987 How about some older emacs ...”
28
Republican toast
“I keep getting asked by friends where I am on Obama vs. Clinton (I'll support ...”
25
Programming language popularity
“Interesting article about programming language popularity. This is the "TIOBE Programming Community Index" C++ down; python ...”
24
The Art of Happiness
“I'm reading a book "The Art of Happiness" by Howard Cutler. He's a psychiatrist ...”
21
Visual Studio 2005: Themes
“Nothing of mine, just some themes I've been trying out: - I definitely like the font ...”
20
Child labor
“More joy on the work front. Here's an excerpt from a new book on ...”
Sold a bill of goods
“This article about Iragi military analysts selling a bill of goods is disturbing if not enraging. ...”
17
Google App Engine
“I've always been a fan of the djangoproject.org and it's what I use for my ...”
08
REM: Accelerate
“I got REM's latest: Accelerate: It's good but honestly part of what may REM great back ...”
06
Mar
30
Earth Hour
“We did our part for Earth Hour on Sat, Mar 29th. So at 8pm, ...”
28
Time capsule rules!
“I've got to admit, Apple's Time Capsule rules! Starting off was a little slow. The ...”
27
Gettting Grab screen writing jpeg instead of tiff files
“By default, "Grab" on MacOS saves the file as .tiff. Why? There's no ...”
Visual Studio 2005 Keybindings
“I found a great 1-page poster of keybindings for VS2005. My favorite, previously unknown key binding, ...”
26
C#: Silly syntax hint
“I found myself wanting to make sure a couple objects that spport IDisposable were cleaned ...”
25
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22
Apple's Time Capsule and Airport Express
“I had a Linksys wireless router (WRT54GS) but it'd been acting a little flakey the past ...”
20
C# and GC.Collect()
“It's been said before but that doesn't mean it's said to often: Don't use GC.Collect() So first, ...”
Iraq: Predicted
“Here's a Paul Krugman article from Mar, 2003 pretty accurately predicting the course of ...”
Feb
2007
Dec
24
Trying out ecko
“I was dissatisfied with MarsEdit primarily because the photo editing was non-existent. Of course, now I ...”
Installing apache on Mac OS X
“I've got Leopard (10.5.1) with the developer tools installed and want to do some more development ...”
02
Trying out blog software
“So currently I'm using Blogger, Google's blogging code, available at blogspot.com. I like not ...”
Nov
23
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Movie quotes
“From Spanglish Lately, your low self-esteem is just good common sense Good movie.”
Migrating to custom domain
“Interesting. It was pretty easy to migrate the domain name to a blog.peteware.com Not sure ...”
Apple Developer Center
“So I was checking out Apple Developer Connection which is informative. But why would ...”
16
The first
“Setting up the blog. And using a MarsEdit to post. --pete ”