Author Archives: David K.

‘My Wife Has Cancer’ Reddit Comment Spreads Virally, Prompts…

  A screenshot of a months-old Reddit comment about the cost of cancer care spread across social media platforms. Source: ‘My Wife Has Cancer’ Reddit Comment Spreads Virally, Prompts… Whether the original post is true or not, most of us … Continue reading

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Ubiquiti and Networking Nirvana

For years, I’ve struggled with getting good networking at my house. We had our previous house custom built, and I had it wired thoroughly with CAT5 and RG-6. In my current house, there are coax drops in every room, but … Continue reading

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The Pixar Story (2007)

Source: The Pixar Story (2007) I just watched this documentary, and it was terrific, as a movie, and a biopic. A couple of things stuck out to me during the viewing. The first was how Steve Jobs funded Pixar, to … Continue reading

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Reddit’s disrespectful design

An overview of Reddits seemingly counter-productive changes. Source: Reddit’s disrespectful design The author says, “I’ve stopped using Reddit mostly because I no longer wanted to support a site that has aggressively started to employ disrespectful design patterns.” Excuse me, but … Continue reading

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IT Project “Thermocline”

Source: https://brucefwebster.com/2008/04/15/the-wetware-crisis-the-themocline-of-truth A thermocline is a distinct temperature barrier between a surface layer of warmer water and the colder, deeper water underneath. It can exist in both lakes and oceans. A thermocline can prevent dissolved oxygen from getting to the … Continue reading

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Leo Morris: News ‘philanthropy’ is a bad idea

Now, advertisers seek targeted audiences rather than broad coverage, and savvy consumers read online reviews of everything before making a purchase. People glimpse the news in their Facebook feeds and find amusements through social media forums. They complain bitterly on … Continue reading

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Who Moved My Cheese

I started working at a company named Arvin in 1994. It no longer exists. In 2000, they had a “merger of equals” with a company named Meritor. They promised the Arvin shareholders that, in 2 years, the CEO of Arvin, … Continue reading

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#GossipGirlHere #girlboss #mensuck

A TikToker’s recording of her male classmates joking about rape and saying that ‘silence is consent’ has viewers horrified. Source: TikToker who’s the ‘only girl in tech class’ films male classmates joking that ‘silence is consent’ right in front of … Continue reading

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Cory Doctorow: Tech Monopolies and the Insufficient Necessity of Interoperability – Locus Online

The story of how this came to pass is tawdry and oft-told: it’s the tale of how switching competition law’s enforcement to focus on “consumer welfare” (low prices) destroyed labor markets, national resiliency, and the credibility of democratic institutions. It’s … Continue reading

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Dead Startup Toys

Iconic startup disasters – now as collectible toys! Source: Dead Startup Toys You simply must press “F”, as it says at the bottom.

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