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HTML Forms, Part 1

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My first experience with the World Wide Web about 13 years ago was in school using NCSA Mosaic running on Sun SPARCstation hosts. Mosaic was the original graphical Web browser from which all modern Web browsers today can claim their common ancestry. It was a giant leap from text-based applications such as Usenet readers that — Continue reading Β»

The Middle Class Holiday Bonus Shaft

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If you read any financial papers or visit any sites with a financial slant around this time, you’re bound to run into an article or two about holiday bonuses. Generally the newsworthy ones are about bonuses granted to money managers and deal makers in big investment outfits. The usual suspects are fund managers, top brokers, — Continue reading Β»

Gmail Mail Fetcher

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A colleague of mine sent me a note today regarding a new addition to Gmail, Google's free email account. It's called mail fetcher and it allows a person to import mail from other email accounts using the POP protocol. It's a trivial feature which other services such as Yahoo and Hotmail have had for years, — Continue reading Β»

The Agnostic Advantage

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The other day I was browsing through Amazon's bestseller books page when I came upon the book, The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. Dawkins is the famed British scientist who authored the controversial book, The Selfish Gene, back in 1976. These days he is better known as a vocal atheist and an equal opportunity denouncer — Continue reading Β»

Dollar's Doomsday

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When I wrote this blog entry about the dollar over three years ago, the dollar and the euro were at parity levels, give or take a few cents, and the euro was climbing robustly. Soros had taken a strong position against the dollar and was beating the drum on how grim the outlook for the — Continue reading Β»

Dollar's Doomsday

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When I wrote this blog entry about the dollar over three years ago, the dollar and the euro were at parity levels, give or take a few cents, and the euro was climbing robustly. Soros had taken a strong position against the dollar and was beating the drum on how grim the outlook for the — Continue reading Β»

PS3 and the culture of impatience

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Judging by video games today, we have certainly come a long way. I remember my first video game. I must have been about 13 or 14 when we bought it at a tag sale. It was one of those consoles that you hooked up to the TV and it pretty much offered a crude black — Continue reading Β»

Mars Blue Sunset

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Of all the images sent from various orbiters, telescopes, and satellites gathering information on mars, this one has captured my imagination the most. I think It was captured by the Opportunity rover and it shows the Sun setting on Mars. It's a surreal image, inviting the viewer to look at every detail of the terrain — Continue reading Β»

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