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v6.2.1 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Work Jeopardy (for programmers)

I saw this on facebook the other day.  The first thing that came to mind was "What is the UNIX command you run when you quit your job?" hahaha :-)
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Assassin's Fail...

Ubisoft was having a sale on the UPlay store recently.  Since an Xbox One is not in my near future, I decided to get the Assassin's Gold Pack (on sale of course) which included both Unity and Syndicate.  After about 2 days of downloading Unity (approximately 50GB) I discovered that the game is unplayable on my Surface Pro 3.  Even on the lowest settings (which I was pretty content to
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The gameboy - hardware autopsy

This is a fun little video dissecting the Nintendo GameBoy.  As a kid I wouldn't have cared, however as an undergraduate computer science major this would have been fascinating to know back in the late 90s :-)  I remember programming in x86 assembly for one of my classes (and creating hardware for that same course that the code would run on!) :-)
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Windows 95 lives! ... on a DS

Seems like some enterprising individuals has gotten Windows 95 to boot on a Nintendo 3DS.  Pretty cool! Not sure how useful it is, but cool nevertheless.
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Apple IIgs OS 6.0.2!

Well, it's been a long time (22 years and counting to be more precise), but it seems that someone has patches the Apple IIgs OS, which reminds one of the original Mac System UI to System 6.0.2.  You can read more about  this update on A.P.P.L.E.'s website. As much as I loved the Apple IIgs OS, I am surprised that people still use it. Then again, I still have my Apple Newton 2100 and there
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Το πρώτο καλοκαίρι στην Βοστόνη

Fenway Texaco - που τώρα είναι ShellΈχουν περάσει σχεδόν 20 χρόνια από το πρώτο μου καλοκαίρι στην Βοστόνη. Κάπου τώρα θα τελείωναν και τα μαθήματα μετά το πρώτο μου έτος στο λύκειο, το λεγόμενο 9th grade, και περίμενα πώς και πώς να έρθει
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My most recent ubuntu experiment

I've been experimenting with Linux on and off since 1999.  I was first introduced to linux when I was working at Barnes and Noble and I was working on the textbook floor with a number of other computer geeks. I think the first distro that I heard of was Slackware, but I don't think I have actually ever actually installed slackware.  I remember seeing their software boxes at stores like MicroCenter
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Java...from 1997

Blast from the past!  Java Tools from 1997.I wasn't watching computer chronicles at that point, but I remember some of this because in 1998 I started computer science as an undergraduate and the language was Java ;-)
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OS/2 - Computer Chronicles

Here's another old gem.  Never got OS/2 2.1, but I have boxed copies of 3.0 and 4.0 somewhere ;-)
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How DOS overcame CP/M

Another dip into computer archeology: CP/M and how DOS overcame CP/M.Pretty interesting video from the Computer Chronicles
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Vacation: Technology Fails!

myWind IT AppBefore I go ahead and talk a bit about mobile access while abroad, I thought I would start off with the technology fails of the trip.  Some were completely avoidable, and some, not so much. I guess first I will tackle the issue of power.The last time I vacationed I only vacationed with one device: my smartphone.  It was also a non-connected phone so the battery lasted a long
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Some initial thoughts on the Slate 7

Quick and dirty home office setupIt's been a few weeks since I've had my new Samsung Slat 7 tablet PC and I thought I would give it a quick review before I upgrade the OS to Windows 8 (this way you get a sense of what it's like out of the box).The cool things about this PC:The tablet hardware is actually pretty freakin' nice! The chassis of the PC is nice and thin, the touch screen responds to both
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Java Life rap song

ROFL...Reminds me of "I'm on a boat"... puts a smile on your face in the morning :-)
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Why Windows 8 is interesting

I've heard lots of grippes over the past week about Windows 8 but I have to say that I for one am quite interested in it, and I have been a Mac fanboi for most of computer using life and I have never particularly liked the Windows OS line. Windows Vista and 7 are OK. With Windows 8 things have an opportunity to change (no, I am not switching to Windows, but I could consider making them part of my
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