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  • Blog Post: The ADD Stove

    As you well know, people with peculiar quirks can have special equipment needs. There are plenty of examples such as ramps for those with wheelchairs, closed caption for the hard of hearing, and reality TV for the thinking impaired. Those of us with the Attention Deficit trait have the ADD Stove. The...
  • Blog Post: More posts eventually!

    It's that time of year, it seems. I was down with the flu last week, and I'm trying desperately to catch up this week. I promise I'll get more posts up soon. I'm doing some WASAPI playback library stuff right now and I'm just dying to do a couple of articles about the new Vista audio APIs. I'm...
  • Blog Post: How to drive on Snow and Ice

    Ah, the winter storms are upon us once again. And once again, a disproportionate number of my extended neighbors are demonstrating their incompetence behind the wheel. It seems that no matter how many times the Puget Sound region gets snowed upon, people never learn how to drive in it. To that end, I...
  • Blog Post: If you assume your users are criminals, they will be.

    A friend recently purchased for me a copy of a game, let's call it "Society III", that he knew I'd like. I had been an avid player of Society and Society II, and Amazon was having a $9.95 special. The game arrived in a standard manufacturer box, with a stamped official-looking CD. It's a legit copy....
  • Blog Post: I don't think it means what you think it means

    Raymond Chen , noble defender of language, pointed out today that fellow Microsofties have now taken to inventing adjectives , in addition to nouns and verbs. Though Raymond's example is pretty benign, it does bring out the usual champions for language purity and for language malleability to re-enact...
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