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How I discovered I was a baseball card "investor" for 30 years.

How I (my mom) carried around baseball cards around the world for 30 years.

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Decade of the Homelab.

I think having servers at home will start to become more commonplace.

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Making a Watchmaker - modding an SKX

How I fell in love with and modded my own Seiko SKX.

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How I got an a6000 for under 300 bucks!

It doesn't need to be a perfect camera for it to work.

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Good Clean Python Install on Mavericks OSX 10.9

just spent the better part of an hour trying to effectively install version of python that doesn’t affect the rest of my system. This is usually pretty trivial effort according to most online articles. There are a few subtleties you might want to be aware of before you go

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Debugging is Twice as Hard

I recently tweeted an article about a professor who posed a question to his student. The student gave a simple solution to the professors problem. He simply said the solution was too trivial, nothing worth writing a paper about. > Not complex enough http://t.co/IvfeGcTH — Mahdi Yusuf (@myusuf3) January

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Reading Other People’s Code

I really enjoy reading other people’s code, it allows you see how others solve common problems, and sometimes even provide parables on what you shouldn't do with yours. It also teaches the much needed skill of reading other people’s code.  Unfortunately there isn't a convenient and fun way

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Fasting & Programming

I’m not sure how many of you know but for the past 10 days I have been fasting. Fasting you say? No, I am not protesting the demolition of a national park (not that I wouldn’t I love parks). For those of you not familiar with Ramadan it’

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Beautiful Tools

We do this software development thing. I don’t have to tell you at times, it’s a very trying process. You shouldn’t have to deal with tools that get in your way or make your experience any less pleasurable. Okay. So you got the fancy chair [http://www.

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Stop Calling People Morons

As I grow older, I am starting to realize the people who were idiots when you were younger are likely idiots later in life, just more set in their ways. These people are out there, learn how to deal with them. That being said, I don’t go screaming you