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Alabama-FSU, 24-7

Disappointed that FSU lost against Alabama. Alabama played a good game, and FSU obviously struggled mightily on special teams – shades of the nightmares of the 80s there. I hope Deondre Francois is okay – and I also hope ALL of the injured players are okay. (Alabama had four players injured, none of them as [...]

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Journalists: No adverbs, no adjectives, please

I’m not a journalist; I’ve never taken journalism classes. I’m sure there’s a world of journalism out there about which I am completely ignorant. But if I had one piece of advice for journalists, it would be this: please avoid adverbs and adjectives. Please. I don’t want to hear how Trump went to Texas. I [...]

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Trump might be my new favorite President

I really do think Trump is working hard to become my favorite President — his position is solidifying every day. This august position used to be Bill Clinton’s. Bill snatched it from such luminaries as Washington and Lincoln, something made possible only in the modern era where the common man had a chance to observe and admire [...]

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Fiction: Two Wishes

I have lived two lives. In my first life, when I was old, I wandered through a shop of antiques looking for a lampstand. My cat had finally knocked over my wife’s light; it was a gift for her from years before, given by one of my sons, and while I couldn’t repair or replace [...]

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Five Laws of Open Source

In order to work effectively, open source as a paradigm has a set of rules. There are a few examples of rules out there, but I think I can help, because I’ve got no problem flouting the rules when I feel like it. (Guess which ones I’m flouting!) Be thou not a jerk. Conserve not [...]

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It’s important to remember that your development and deployment infrastructure uses programs, written by programmers. Because of that, sometimes things will break, and while that’s not fun, it’s still just programming – report bugs, try to figure out fixes and workarounds, discuss, and contribute, just like you would with any other programming situation. Of course, [...]

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Introspection Time: MBTI Types

A few days ago I was reading something about relationships with the INFJ psychological type, from Myers-Briggs typology. Something about the description got me wondering, and I’m still wondering: am I an INFJ instead of an INTJ? Normally I test very strongly as an INTJ: Very high on Introversion, because I’m an introvert Typically fairly [...]

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2016 Warriors against 1996 Bulls…

ESPN has a set of videos where they’re comparing the 1996 Chicago Bulls against the 2016 Golden State Warriors. They’re talking about this while the championship series is still ongoing (with the Warriors up 2-0 against the Cavaliers), so it’s a little premature – but having watched the Warriors eviscerate the Cavaliers twice, I can [...]

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Extremism

I find that I’m okay with extremism. If you want to hold to anti-Semitic views, okay; if you want to destroy America, fine; if you hate the President (whoever it is) so much that you wish something bad would happen to him or her, cool beans; it doesn’t really bother me that that’s how you [...]

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Accountability in Writing

I’ve been writing a lot lately, a trend that makes me very happy. I’m writing a fairly large variety of materials, too: poetry, fiction, even some nonfiction. However, most of it is still under wraps. I have one fiction piece that took a while to write and edit (to be published soon, along with author’s [...]

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