For the last wo days or so I’ve been suffering from bandwidth troubles. I throttled the children’s upload to 10K so it wasn’t that. Finally I’ve decided to watch the web server logs for a minute, and I’ve noticed a pattern: 63.226.153.189 – – [09/Dec/2008:17:48:05 -0500] “GET /isomaster/wp-content/themes/ISO_master/images/ss-started-vista.png HTTP/1.1” 200 26112 “http://scenereleases.info/category/applications” “Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE …

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Whomever didn’t know that already? But knowing a fact without understanding the causes or implications can be pretty useless. So here is a summary of my wonderings of the last couple of weeks. For me to remember and you to enjoy. All of this year I’ve persistently worked on one thing and have signed up …

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It’s getting cold. In a few weeks it will be way too cold to ride my Vulcan 500, so I’m trying to make use of it as much as I can before I have to put it into storage for a half a year. Now it’s 2 AM and I just came back from a …

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This is a letter I mailed to Suzan Kadis. She’s the MP for Thornhill, Ontario – where I live. It’s an issue I feel strongly about. You should write to your MP about bill C61 also – if your MP thinks their constituents don’t care, they won’t care either. Verbatim copy follows. 26th June 2008 …

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I’ll pick on Java but this should apply to other languages too. I’m just afraid that due to circumstances beyond my controll I’ll end up writing Java code this year – that’s what got me thinking of this. All Java applications I ever used (web or local) were dreadfully slow and used way too much …

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