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What did you do for YOUR summer vacation?

After Friday July 6th of this year I was officially no longer with my previous company. As of Monday July 30th I will be working at another financial company. Check out my LinkedIn page for more information about where. It will be in Manhattan so I’m going to enjoy walking and eating good salads for […]

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Just Stupid

Funny point about Bush speech

This is the original speech, here is the same text with some search and replace.  The poster took out the words he disliked to make a point.  It’s a good point, and a shame that Karl Rove can’t come up with better talking points.

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Business

CPA License

It is always part of my plan that one day I will be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). I finally did it. I just received my CPA license from the state of Colorado. For most people, it is not too difficult (relatively speaking) to be a CPA. All you have to do is to get […]

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Geek Software

Importing self-signed SSL certs into Vista

I use SSL on my web servers for privacy and not authentication. Since it is my own use I don’t care if it’s from Verisign or Thawte. Also why shell out cash for the certificate when a self signed certificate will do just fine? Internet Explorer used to permit you to install web server certificates […]

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Just Stupid Software

Online video games are dangerous afterall

Wow. All this for a GunBound password. My nephew plays that game too, need to make sure he stays out of Sao Paulo. The funniest part is that the kidnapped player did not give up the password to his account.

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Gunpla

Life size Gundam

It would never work in Disney World but this is just plain cool. A 1:1 scale Gundam RX-78-2. See more pictures at Gizmodo.

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Humor

Huge thunder and lightning storm

It’s not just pouring cats and dogs, the thunder is shaking the house. This is very cool. Wonder if we’ll lose power? Update: Power went off and then turned immediately back on.  My server was not set to power up in that case; I just fixed it.

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Software

Translator plugin notice in javascript

Updated: I’ve rearranged the code a little bit so that I could selectively translate parts of the notice. The updated javascript sections is located here. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – I had to switch back to the old copy of the ATPP WordPress plugin. My […]

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Travel

There was a Starbucks in the Forbidden City…?

From CNN’s website: “Starbucks out of China’s Forbidden City” which made me ask “What was a Starbucks doing there?” Lily and I were there in 1998. The Forbidden City was more museum like than anything else. The big sign in English read “Palace Museum”. The whole city was filled with people looking to make money […]

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Software

Translator plugin problems

Well be careful what you wish for. The new version of the translator plugin has a load balancing/fail over option so that if the primary translator is unavailable and does not respond in time then the request gets sent to the next translation engine. That is a very cool option. It also means your webserver […]