*Spoiler alert* Mockingjay (Hunger games #3). You might want to look away now if you liked the series. Just finished the book and I have a compulsive need to rant. I remember enjoying The hunger games and Catching Fire, but all any illusion of Mockingjay being a decent read were shattered by about page twenty. […]

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Neptune’s Brood

The souk is a public space. Unless you pay up for a pricey privacy filter, every move you make is fodder for a thousand behavioral search engines, which bombard you with stimuli and monitor your autonomic responses in order to dynamically evolve more attractive ads. Images of desire bounce off blank surfaces for your eyes […]

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Quotes from Existence

This has been an entertaining read. Existence on Geo-engineering to save the world: Even the most ecological ideas have critics. Fertilizing vast “desert” stretches of ocean would seem an obvious win-win, expanding the food chain and much-needed fisheries while sucking atmospheric carbon. Crude attempts with iron powder caused problems. But what of using tidal energy […]

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Personal APIs

How many cups of Coffee did you drink last wednesday ? Did they make you feel more / less productive? Was your sleep any better / worse? On the days you were sleeping better, how was your exercise level? If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m fan of the Quantified Self movement. I’ve religiously […]

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.NET Pains – #1

Me: Hey, I’d like to automatically invoke all my authentication / logging code for my API calls. .NET: Totally got just the thing for you. Use IDisptachMethodInspector, look for the right events and call your Auth code. Also, use Aspect Oriented Programming. Since AOP is a giant pain in the ass to configure though, use this […]

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Of perspective hacks.

So, I’ve recently finished reading Betty Edwards’ excellent Drawing on the right side of the brain. Here’re my before and after sketches .. and these were within a week or so of each other. Before: After: Hey, don’t judge! Anyways, was doing a bit of research on where to go from here, and ended up […]

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Facebook Page Categories

A quick piece of info about Facebook Categories. A page’s category differs based on what API you use to access the page. I’ll give a few examples to illustrate my point: PageId: 138834692818669 Name: Q-Management Category (via Graph API): Local Business. Category (via FQL): Modeling Agency (more accurate) PageId: 100383549148 Name: Bouley Category via Graph API: Restaurant/cafe Category […]

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