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Frankly Curious Slowdown (19 Apr 2014 11:32am)
Well my friends, the next two days will have scant postings here. I am off to do some field tests with my business partner Mikhail on our totally cool high tech device that hopefully some day soon I will be able to talk about. It is arguably the best work that I've ever done. We are quickly getting ...
Grading Myself Against Jakob Nielsen's Design Mistakes (26 Mar 2014 10:40pm)
Jakob Nielsen is one of the great heroes of the internet. He's a web usability expert. I have learned a great deal from him over the years. It probably helps that his base attitude is the same as mine: people come to your website for a reason; don't waste their time. And the biggest aspect of this i...
Ballad of a WiFi Hero (19 Mar 2014 10:05am)
Good morning friends! I'm getting a late start today because I've been working very hard on a technical project and I was up really late last night. But it should be a normal day here. I'm trying to be more organized. So there will somehow be five or so posts today. Yesterday, Andrea sent me to the...
Message to Google: Don't Be Lazy (12 Mar 2014 09:11pm)
It started yesterday. All of the YouTube embedded video code that I copied over had a extra closing parenthesis mark after it as follows. (It's in red!) <iframe width="400" height="225" src="//youtube..."></iframe>) Normally, I would have been concerned. But I have this problem of keep...
Now My Phone Can Say "Fuck"! (13 Jan 2014 10:24pm)
This is literally the best fucking news I've heard all day. As you know, I recently got my very first smart phone. And it has been nice. There are a number of things I can do on the phone that I just couldn't before. And now I can browse the web with a reasonable amount of ease. But by far, the bigg...
2013 Review: Part 6 (07 Jan 2014 12:37am)
Finally, the end of it. I think by this one, I'm starting to get the hang of it. Now I could go back and do it correctly. But that isn't going to happen. Maybe if I do it next year, it will be better. I think I have a better idea. Just one introductory paragraph and then a list of the ten best artic...
2013 Review: Part 5 (06 Jan 2014 04:42pm)
September 2013 September began the drum beat for war with Syria. It seems that Joe Lieberman has never seen a war he wasn't in favor of. No wonder he and John McCain are such good friends. It seems that I spent the whole month making the argument if we cared about Syria, we should have done somethi...
2013 Review: Part 3 (03 Jan 2014 08:25pm)
Well, this gets us halfway through the year and I now thoroughly regret having started this series. It is really hard to sum up a month's worth of writing. One thing that has become clear to me is that I'm only interested in certain kinds of things when it comes to politics. I would be best paired w...
2013 Review: Part 2 (02 Jan 2014 01:20pm)
Here we are with the second part of my six-part series on what the hell I was writing about last year. To some extent, it is getting boring, because I am most concerned about the same issues. Of course, I mix things up by talking about movies and music and science. But we continue to live in a shock...
2013 Review: Part 1 (01 Jan 2014 04:20pm)
As it is the first day of 2014, and I have already discussed the last year in a general sense, it seems natural to go back and look at what I spent the last year talking about. This is the first of a six-part series of articles about what we were talking about this last year. January 2013 The firs...
Frankly Curious in 2013 (01 Jan 2014 12:02pm)
Happy new year to all of you. It seems like a good idea to go back over the last year and look at what has happened to Frankly Curious. It would have been impossible for 2013 to have been as good a year for the website as 2012 was. During that year we went from almost nothing to a fairly widely read...
Dude That's Rude (20 Dec 2013 07:10pm)
I've been thinking about profanity all day. It all stems from a single comment on my article, Fourth Time: Reality TV Is Not Real. The commenter wrote, "Both your column and that guy's video make some good points; unfortunately they are obscured by expletive-heavy language that draws attention (mine...
Search Engine Optimization Nightmare (09 Dec 2013 07:36pm)
I've recently become obsessed with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). The reason is simple: Bing. Basically every article on this website is cataloged by Google and I get a lot of people coming to this website via it. I get nothing but a trickle from Bing and Yahoo!, which now uses Bing for its searc...
Frankly Curious Four Year Anniversary (10 Nov 2013 06:49pm)
Today is the four year anniversary of Frankly Curious. On this day those many years ago, I wrote, Everything Interesting for Everyone Interesting. The next day I wrote an article about kitchen knives. And then I waited another month before I posted anything else. I was exhausted! Then there were a c...
Smartphones and Productivity (08 Nov 2013 08:46pm)
Against my will, I was forced to get a smartphone. My friend and partner Will wanted to get a new phone so he decided to give me his old phone. It is some kind of a Samsung unit, but of course, compared to what I've had, it is awesomely amazing. I think what I had before is 0.0001g or some version o...
Romantics Anonymous Copyright Dispute (03 Nov 2013 11:24am)
Am I pissed off? Yes, I am extremely angry. But did I hide it well? I think so. Our copyright system is totally fucked up. But it is made far worse by YouTube's pathetic policy that any corporation can claim copyright to anything and it is up to people like me to prove that I'm not breaking the law...
CAPTCHA Solved But Who Cares? (28 Oct 2013 10:32pm)
According to Reuters, These Coders Say They Taught a Computer to Crack CAPTCHA. According to the article, the San Francisco based company, Vicarious, has developed this program as part of his larger mission. As their website says, "We're building software that thinks and learns like a human." What I...
A Good Idea (14 Sep 2013 11:47pm)
This is a good idea, although this design may not be the way to go. Also, the economics are a little trick. That's why the government should get involved. Perhaps I'll talk more about that later. ...
Journalism: Where Truth Does Not Matter (09 Sep 2013 01:45pm)
Have you heard about the free Amazon smart phones? On Friday, Jessica Lessin (the temporary location of a new technology news website) published a story, Amazon Wants to Offer Its Smartphone for Free. Who Will Follow? That's not a totally ridiculous idea. Amazon doesn't seem particularly interested ...
Big Tech Companies Won't Bring Innovation (24 Aug 2013 10:25am)
Paul Krugman foolishly waded into the Apple-Microsoft wars this morning, On The Symmetry Between Microsoft And Apple. He really is pretty clueless about this stuff. Normally, I wouldn't have even read it, but he started by noting, "There is... a remarkable symmetry between Microsoft's strategy in it...
It's All About You—Or Mostly Anyway (19 Aug 2013 11:40am)
Paul Waldman is a writer for The American Prospect and I quite like him even if I disagree from time to time. And this morning, he wrote a cheeky little article, Seven Reasons You Will Click on This Article about 2016. Basically, it is an apologia for writing about elections that are far in the futu...
Facebook Fucks Another Loyal User (18 Aug 2013 07:45pm)
Here's a fun story. Facebook has a "white hat hacker" program where they give money to hackers who report security problems. Well, a guy named Khalil Shreateh found such a bug. But despite repeated attempts to get through to Facebook reps, he was unsuccessful. In fact, a rep told him, "I am sorry th...
Annoying Warning Links (15 Aug 2013 03:13pm)
In my last article, I pasted a 39 word sentence from an article in the Financial Times, "[He] said the greatest concern of the business lobby was the low level of investment in the German economy, with the share of investment in GDP falling from 20 per cent in 1999 to just 17 per cent in 2012." It i...
Google Space Alien Game (08 Jul 2013 02:47pm)
I have a fair amount of respect for conspiracy theorists. But I often have big problems with specific conspiracy theories. I most hate the JFK assassination conspiracies. But a close second are the Roswell conspiracies. In fact, pretty much all UFO conspiracies are based on the belief that the milit...
Broken Links and the Little Blog (05 Jul 2013 06:03pm)
Earlier today, I was looking for statistics on the number of gun suicides in the United States. This is an issue that I've written about a lot. So I looked there for a link. And I found one! It was to the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICAHV) website. But don't click on that link, becaus...
Lagunitas and Computer Crashes (29 Jun 2013 08:46pm)
People complain. They say, "Do you know that your website was down for over two hours today?" And I tell them, yes. My provider totally sucks! But they suck at less than half the price of my old provider. (Actually, my provider is great and they offer the best customer service I've ever gotten. If y...
Unstable Weirdos and Business Success (23 Jun 2013 08:39am)
Dave Logan over at CBS News explains why so many geniuses don't have jobs. He has a broad definition of the word "genius": anyone who is brilliant at something or other that the business world might find useful. The problem is that people who are really good at one thing are usually very bad at othe...
Dot-Blog Won't Save the World (21 Jun 2013 09:57am)
The newest Wonk Blog member, Lydia DePillis wrote an interesting article on the future of domain names, but I think she is fundamentally wrong. The first half of the article is rather amusing. At the end of every day Wonk Blog publishes a feature that provides links to four or five almost random ar...
iRadio Will Not Destroy Pandora (07 Jun 2013 10:23pm)
It looks like Apple is going to get into the internet radio business. You'll never believe what their going to call it. Yeah, I know: iRadio. Pretty fucking obvious. But it isn't just the name that's obvious. The idea is obvious. Apple will only be about the hundredth company to enter the field. And...
Bing Has More Images! (30 May 2013 10:57pm)
I swear, this is the last time I'm going to write about Bing. But they advertise so much, it is hard to keep it out of my mind. And one thing I noticed was that whenever they showed a screen shot in a commercial, the side that won (the Bing side, of course) had a lot more images. That got me thinkin...
Best Spam Yet! (21 May 2013 01:01pm)
I just got what is probably the best spam comment ever. It is postmodern! It is self referencing! It is gut bustingly funny! Unfortunately, it is also just spam. But it deserves attention. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you "ares gratis": Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one an...
Anti-Smoking Ads Disappear (13 May 2013 07:10pm)
If I were in a Broadway musical, I would break out singing: Isn't it bliss? Could it be true? Anti-smoking ads are gone I can safely view. Send in the Post, I can read the Post![1] For many weeks, you could not visit the Washington Post website (or a lot of others as well) without seeing a horrify...
2000 Articles (07 May 2013 11:19am)
I started Frankly Curious back on 10 November 2009. It was intended to be a blog about nothing in particular. I thought that I was such an interesting guy that people would just find whatever I had to say on a subject fascinating. But over time, I found that my interests could largely be found in fo...
Don't Nofollow (20 Apr 2013 10:37pm)
I've come to despise the "nofollow" attribute of links. When a link includes rel="nofollow" in it, search engines are not supposed to follow the link or use it to increase, for example, the linked page's Google ranking. The idea originally was to reduce spam. If spammers knew that their useless blog...
Yglesias Cast Out of Appleworld (17 Apr 2013 01:35pm)
This is just sad. I've been reading Matt Yglesias for a long time and one thing I know (And like!) about him is that he's an iconoclast. Just this morning he was making what I thought a very weak but iconoclastic argument against fiscal stimulus. But when it comes to computers, I guess he just has t...
We'll Be Right Back (13 Apr 2013 09:18pm)
There's a little bit of a work slowdown here at Frankly Curious. There are a couple of reasons for this. Primarily, I have been having the worst time sleeping, and even though that means I'm awake a lot, I don't feel much like writing. Also, I am doing taxes. I think the worst of that is over. So if...
Bing Still Losing Big to Google (18 Mar 2013 12:17pm)
This is just pathetic. I am inundated with commercials for Bing. As you may remember, I took the "Bing it on" challenge and Google won 4-0-1 (one tie). But with the constant Bing commercial assault, I question myself. Maybe I was unfair. So I've gone back three more time, putting in more and more un...
My Defense of Comic Sans (15 Feb 2013 10:11am)
A couple of years ago, David Kadavy wrote an article explaining to all the prols why the Comic Sans font sucks. But it is also kind of a defense of the font. As he notes, Comic Sans is very readable at low resolution. So what is the problem with the font? There are some technical matters—mostl...
Outlook Ad for Thunderbird (11 Feb 2013 06:41pm)
My friend Will and I discuss computers a lot. This is mostly because Will is only really interested in computers (and for the last couple of months beer brewing). And one thing we discuss a lot is privacy and the fact that after the lives that we have led, we don't worry about it all. We worry about...
Blogging and Narcissism (02 Feb 2013 12:23pm)
For the last day and a half I have been very ill. Actually, I still am, but I'm able to move around. I'm not sure what it is. I though it might be an ulcer, but I think it is now above my stomach. I think it may have something to do with a terrible cough I have. It may be a lung infection or somethi...
Apple? (15 Jan 2013 06:15pm)
The Wall Street Journal reported that Apple is cutting back production of the new iPhone due to lower than expected sales. Apple stock prices plummeted. And then all the Apple people went crazy. Impossible! Stock manipulation! As Matt Yglesias notes: maybe! Who knows? And frankly, who cares? I've b...
Samsung Out Doing Apple (27 Dec 2012 11:01am)
The video below is amazing. It is also not true. It is a "render," which I take to mean it is speculation or "pretend." Clearly, it has something to do with a brick render or surface. What it shows is a Samsung Galaxy S4 that is about 1/8 inch thick with a docking station that provides a laser keybo...
To Quote or Not to Quote (23 Dec 2012 04:46pm)
Michael Stickings of The Reaction blog was suggesting that I might want to do more blogging that quotes. You know the kind of thing: "I found this interesting article" followed by a quote from the article. I think he's worried about my health. He's been at this blogging things for a long time (almos...
Guilt Spam (09 Dec 2012 09:26am)
I have been getting a lot of very compelling spam. I call it "guilt spam." It very politely asks for help. Some of it is clearly spam. In fact, there are two oldies along these lines that when first seen are greatly concerning. The first is something like, "Great website! But there seems to be a pro...
Dying Parents (07 Dec 2012 08:27pm)
If you really want to understand me (And why would you?) you would first need to understand that I have no idea who Christina Aguilera is. Well, that's not exactly true. Based upon my research for this article, I have come to think that she is a singer. But I don't care. I'm sure she's either some A...
Don't Click Here (06 Dec 2012 01:17pm)
Recently, I found myself at Michael Moore's website. I posted a comment that included a link. The link was stripped out. I'm used to that. It kind of explained why there were no comments. Today, I was over at Corey Robin's site. It has never had a problem with my adding a link to a comment. But tod...
Apple Censors Political Speech (03 Dec 2012 03:16pm)
Here's a question for you. What's worse: killing innocent civilians or reporting on it? If you ask the fascists at Apple, the answer is reporting on it, of course. Apple has turned down the app Drones+ because it is "objectionable and crude." Let's be clear here: there is nothing objectionable or c...
Hard Drive Sizes (13 Nov 2012 09:27pm)
Back in the late 1980s, NeXT released a high end workstation that had no hard drive. It only had a CD, because, hey, hard drives were a thing of the past. Sure, they been coming down in price at an amazing speed, but how long could that last? The manufacturers had worked all the magic they could. Th...
Who Cares About Comments? (28 Oct 2012 06:12pm)
I'm not feeling much up to writing right now because the right side of my face has swelled up owing to mostly likely about $700 of dental work. Luckily, ibuprofen works really well. Anyway, that's why I am not posting today and probably won't post much tomorrow. But I do have something on my mind: c...
Spam Time Warp (17 Oct 2012 02:51pm)
Reading spam comments is like going back in time. There is an underlying theme to them: blogs are new and lucky me that I found a good one. "This is the type of info that are meant to be shared across the net. Shame on Google for now not positioning this submit higher!" You use Good too?! I thought ...
BB-Code (12 Oct 2012 03:41pm)
As noted by a number of users, Frankly Curious has installed BB-Code for our comments. This allows users to add typesetting to their comments. Actually, there is much more than this. You can also add quoted material (also source code) and even embed YouTube videos. The code below shows how to use t...
Empathic Captcha Likely as Useless as Regular Ones (07 Oct 2012 10:06am)
Kimber Streams at The Verge has written about, New Captcha system uses empathy to distinguish humans from bots. Instead of a highly distorted set of letters to be parroted back, this captcha asks a question like this: This is a nice idea. Unfortunately, what I've found with any captcha system is t...
Insulting Will Cain on Twitter (07 Oct 2012 09:31am)
I created a Twitter account this last week and I've learned quite a lot. Just this morning, I learned that every Twitter address you include in your message gets a copy of your tweet. Last night, after watching Real Time with Bill Maher, I was really annoyed with one of his guests, Will Cain, a cons...
Reed Richardson and the Name Anchor (06 Oct 2012 11:26am)
Every Friday, rain or shine, Eric Alterman makes a post on his blog at The Nation magazine. It has three parts. First, he links to the articles he has published that week. Sometimes, this means there is no part one. Second, he talks about the music and theater he's seen that week. I call this his "Y...
Predicting Smartphone Revolution (03 Oct 2012 11:21am)
Matthew Yglesias has a short article about how terrible the 2007 predictions of which Smartphones we would be using today. They predicted that Symbian would be the market leader with 40%. This is mostly Noikia (31%). It hasn't worked out that way. Symbian now has roughly 1% of the market, as you may...
"Know Your States" Brought to You by Twitter (01 Oct 2012 01:48pm)
I've long thought that Twitter was one of the stupidest ideas in the world. But I had never tried it. I am, after all, not a 160 character kind of guy. But I finally got an account, and it is great. What I didn't understand is that twitter is not just a bunch of inane narcissists sending out tweets...
Long Install (23 Sep 2012 01:42pm)
Will sent me this photograph of his computer screen. I think he sent it because of the length of time: 292 days. I find it interesting because of the implied accuracy: 292 days and 0 hours! If it had been 292 days and 1 hours, well, that's be outrageous. ...
Google Evil, Stanford Less So (22 Sep 2012 10:14pm)
I was talking to Will earlier about the Stanford football team. Many people mistakenly refer to them as the "Cardinals" but they are actually the "Cardinal." It seems weird to people, but it just means that Stanford is such a badass team that it only takes one of them to fuck you up. Or it could be ...
The Tabarrok Curve (19 Sep 2012 11:11am)
Via Ezra Klein most recently, I offer you the Tabarrok curve. It supposedly shows that some patent protection is good, but too much is bad. I agree with this. Most recently, I wrote about it in regards to Apple, which has always been on the forefront of stupid and evil patent disputes. Perhaps you'v...
Bing It On! (16 Sep 2012 02:54pm)
I have been highly skeptical of the new Bing It On Challenge commercials. So I decided to try it—just to show those bastards their ads don't work on me. I used the following five searches:Frankly CuriousDon QuixoteMadame Tutli-PutliMiller's Crossing HomosexualityBlond Blonde Overall, Bing is a...
[Redacted] (02 Sep 2012 02:53pm)
What am I doing? I am doing a half-programming, half-data entry job involving spam. Up until now, I thought that I was working for lawyers who were also spammers. This is all very cloak & dagger stuff. They don't tell me nothin'. But today, I can't see this as anything other than this unnamed l...
Apple Sucks (25 Aug 2012 08:15pm)
I've been unhappy with Apple for decades and this recent case against Samsung is a good example. I know there are a lot of Apple apologists out there. These are the same people who made excuses for Apple's use of sweat shop labor. On this point, I have a question: why is it necessary for Apple to sa...
Dreaded Click Here Link (09 Aug 2012 11:26pm)
Jonathan Chait wrote an article today about how conservatives are trying to spin a couple of articles about the Tax Policy Center take down of Romney's tax cut proposal. I don't have much to say about that. If this careful work cannot persuade conservatives that there is something wicked and ridicul...
Put My Face on a Milk Carton (31 Jul 2012 09:20pm)
I'm in the middle of an emergency 24+ hour project. I hope to be back blogging tomorrow evening. ...
Ad Revenue (25 Jul 2012 05:57pm)
What I'm about to say has nothing to do with this site. The only ads on this site are for Amazon, and I only get money if you actually buy something. And then it is only 4% of the purchase price and that doesn't include shipping which is often the most expensive part. I'm thinking of taking down the...
Meta for a Hot Night (22 Jul 2012 10:33pm)
It's too darned hot! And yet, I am still working hard to improve the user experience here at Frankly Curious—in ways that almost no one will notice. About a month ago, I added a set of sitemaps over at the right. So if you click on one of the links under "Articles" (other than "Greatest Hits...
Fucktards! Fucktards Everywhere! But Not A One to Shoot! (18 Jul 2012 11:19pm)
Something went very wrong when I wrote about Moe Tucker, the mediocre drummer for the Velvet Underground, and how she had become a member of the Tea Party. It has brought out a lot of loons—non-regular readers who come to the site somehow (not from search engines as far as I can tell). Mostly ...
I Wish More People Liked Me Than Knew Me (25 Jun 2012 11:22pm)
I went to watch the newest Crash Course video from the Vlog Bros. And by the way, I've come to think that they aren't nearly as good as I had once thought. John Green, in particular, is very interesting and funny, but not very informative. In particular, I didn't think his recent Renaissance video w...
Inform the Truth Then Again Again (31 May 2012 10:56am)
Since I've been moderating my blogs, I've noticed a lot of the same things over and over. The main thing I've noticed is that whoever the people who are writing these things are, they don't write English very well. But some of them are clever. The first time you get them, they make you wonder. One ...
Spambot Update (22 May 2012 08:00pm)
Here is some spam from earlier today: Thank you for another excellent post. Where else may just anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the look for such info. hello!,I really like your writing so so much! share we be in con...
Who Gets to be a Hypocrite Around Here? (20 May 2012 01:41pm)
John Scalzi at his Whatever Blog has a great flowchart explaining who gets to be a dick on his website: I would create something similar, but that isn't the way it works around here. In general, anyone can be as big a dick as they want. I just don't have enough people commenting to complain. In fa...
George Zimmerman is Guilty! (11 Apr 2012 02:14pm)
I can forgive almost anything. Murder? Rape? Voting Republican? Hey, we all have bad days. But this?! I cannot forgive this: Zimmerman should consider himself tried and convicted in the court of "Websites That Sucked 20 Years Ago." I say hang the bastard. Update It turns out that Zimmerman earn...
Satire is Dead (15 Mar 2012 09:50am)
I've shut off comments here for a number of reasons, the most important being that there just isn't a critical mass of readers. The only articles here that generate a lot of comments are those on Kory Stamper, which probably speaks to the fact that the writing here is too eclectic. But while I did a...
Huge in Canada (20 Feb 2012 02:16pm)
I sent a link to a friend up in Canada, and she could not open the page. I asked her if she could see the home page. Yes she could, but it was out of date. The most recent post was my article on the MPAA. I went and looked at it, and I noticed that it was the last article I posted before moving to a...
A Little Meta (27 Jan 2012 12:38pm)
Hello boys and girls! After a day of trying, I've finally managed to get Frankly Curious transferred over to its new host. You see, the bad people over at Lunar Pages have clearly outgrown their infrastructure, and rather than investing in more are depending upon the fact that it is a total pain in ...
Why Google AdSense Sucks (21 Jan 2012 10:02pm)
I had Google AdSense for four months, through most of December. In all that time, I made almost no money from it. That was fine, I understand that Frankly Curious only gets about 150 unique visitors per day and not all of these are actual people. I wasn't expecting to make any real money, but I want...
In Defense of Brad DeLong (21 Jan 2012 01:02pm)
Recently, I published an article Bad Blog Quoting, where I complained about how some bloggers—Brad DeLong in particular—create articles that are simply quotes without any value added. They could, as Mark Thoma often does (and as often does not), just provide the link. I still think this ...
Woman in Red (15 Jan 2012 01:28am)
Why am I in China? I wish I could tell you. This is not one of those, "If you knew, I would have to kill you." Although, I will admit that after three days in China, I am inclined to kill just about anyone just because. In America, there is a stereotype of the Chinese being bad drivers. The Chinese ...
Bad Blog Quoting (04 Jan 2012 01:45pm)
My favorite blog just happens to be on economics. It is Paul Krugman's The Conscience of a Liberal. There are several other economics blogs that I read regularly. I am very fond of Robert Reich's site, although it isn't really a blog. There are three other blogs that I regularly read: Dean Baker's B...
Racist Spam? Political Satire? Or Party Time in Newquay? (30 Nov 2011 09:45am)
Andrea's recent post, which was just a reprint of a Dilbert Cartoon, got a bizarre comment that had a link for Stag Weekends in Newquay (a seaside community on the southwest tip of the United Kingdom). This again comes down to racial identity. McCain can be trusted; Obama cannot. The white man can ...
I Guess We'll Have to Come Up with Some Other Way to Survive an Anaconda Attack (14 Nov 2011 11:20am)
The following supposedly comes from a Peace Corps manual, but if it does, we are in serious trouble. Do not run. The snake is faster than you are. Lie flat on the ground, put your arms tight against your sides and your legs tight against each other. Tuck your chin in. The snake will being to nudge...
Why Media Mail (09 Nov 2011 06:56pm)
I sell books on Amazon. It is not a big deal. Mostly, I just do it to justify spending hours at thrift stores and book sales. The amount of money I make is small, but I doubt most of the people who buy from me think so. I know I used to think, "I just paid $3.99 for shipping this book and this selle...
My Fan at Michael's Furniture Warehouse? (06 Nov 2011 12:02pm)
Since starting with Goodle AdSense (Although I don't know why I try: nobody calls, nobody clicks...) I've been very aware of my website traffic. And here's the thing: when I write a lot, I get a lot of visitors (well, between 100 and 200 per day). When I don't, the number of visitors goes way down (...
Save at Amazon (12 Oct 2011 11:09pm)
Check out this great deal! So let me get this straight, if I buy this book and sell it back to Amazon, it only costs $92.95? Otherwise, it will be $94.95!? That's a hard deal to pass up. For Amazon. ...
Windows 8: the Day the Computer Died (12 Oct 2011 09:37pm)
See that image to the left? That is the future of computing. Or the end. I'm just not sure. Actually, I am. It is the end. Microsoft's newest operating system is intended to be their response to the Open Handset Alliance's Android operating system. The problem is that a desktop (or laptop) computer ...
uTorrent Toolbar Fiasco! (09 Oct 2011 04:52pm)
This is really annoying. I installed uTorrent to get something that it turned out I already had. Either because I wasn't paying attention or I wasn't wearing my glasses, I didn't notice that in the install process, they added the "uTorrent Toolbar"! In general, I hate toolbars. (Who doesn't?) I use ...

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