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Posted
02 July 2007

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Where's Alastair?

Fortunately the reason for my extended absence from this blog is not a tragic one. I've just been busy, is all.

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Posted
20 May 2007

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1963 Called, They Want Their Character Set Back

So I'm reading a published standards document. For various reasons I don't want to say which one, but suffice it to say that it's published by a reputable standards body and also ratified by ANSI. This particular document is dated 2006.

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Posted
02 May 2007

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Posted
29 April 2007

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Personal Wikis

Do you have a todo.txt file? Are you like most alpha geeks?

I used to have one. In fact I had lots of them. One for each machine I used regularly.

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Posted
22 April 2007

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It Sure Is Feisty

I wish I could say that my experience upgrading to Ubuntu 7.04 was delightful.

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Posted
07 April 2007

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Welcome To My Cave

If you're anything like me, you have a voyeuristic fascination with other people's work spaces. And since you're probably at least a little bit like me, you might enjoy seeing my work space. Or at least my work space when I'm at home. And not always working.

As an added bonus, this post doubles as a collection of mini-reviews and updates for hardware I've bought recently! It's two posts for the price of one!

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Welcome to my Cave.

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Posted
06 April 2007

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What The ... ?

Question #24 in the otherwise quite reasonable C/C++ programming quiz at Cprogramming.com is as follows:

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Posted
04 April 2007

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May Contain Ponies

Since the last entry on the .xxx domain proposal, and subsequent discussions in another forum, I've been thinking a bit about how content rating should work.

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Posted
01 April 2007

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I want a .pony domain

I read that the ICANN has yet again had to fend off an attempt to set up a .xxx gTLD.

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Posted
30 March 2007

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Retrospective Guilt

Here are some pretty banal observations on the Hicks case that are probably best kept to myself, but I'll inflict them upon you anyway.

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