Gen Con Advice From A First Timer

This year was our first Gen Con, we got housing but only at a hotel by the airport. There is zero traffic so driving in was easy and parking if you got there around 9am was reasonable and available. I heard lots of complaints about the shuttle bus so if…

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Rant On Raising a Gifted Child

Note: This rant was originally posted to a mailing list about beer after a long thread of ill-informed and ignorant messages were exchanged on gifted children. I'm a dad, and I have a gifted child. Its not a competition, nor is it necessarily a good thing. My son routinely puts…

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A Modern Programming Operating System [Part 2]

[Please also check out Part 1] In this new post about a modern programming operating system I'm going to comment on what a flood of people gave me in the comments on the post and on Hacker News. I'm very thankful for the overwhelming support and ideas that came from…

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A Modern Programming Operating System

I was reminiscing about my childhood and computers in comparison to what my own children have. How booting up the Vic20 and later the C128 and being presented with nothing more than a blue screen and a flashing cursor prompting me to type in some basic code. I could save…

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Postfix TLS Errors

Ive been seeing this in my local postfix log: Dec 10 08:46:50 totoro.local postfix/smtp[59905]: Untrusted TLS connection established to smtp.gmail.com[74.125.142.109]:587: TLSv1 with cipher RC4-SHA (128/128 bits It wasn't harmful, mail still is sent. But annoying, yes! The…

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