Archives for: "November 2006"

Titles

What's in a name? Or a title? Today I was considering how amusing it is that a person's title is so often not characteristic of what he does. My work title for example is Offset Press Operator although I spend most of my time doin more »

Nino and Gigo (from IT 101)

Nino and Gigo are a couple of concepts in Information Technology that often seem to be ignored. Nino is "nothing in nothing out" and his famous cousin Gigo is "garbage in garbage out". The field of IT is const more »

Pearls and Swine

One of the most interesting passages spoken by Jesus was in the beginning of Matthew's gospel a part of the sermon on the mount. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs neither cast your pearls before s more »

I am a familyist

Among many politically savvy people being a racist or sexist is tantamount to committing the cardinal sin. We have been trained this way since the 60's so if you're under 40 and attended public institutions of learning you have likely been fully indoc more »

Prey

If you watch the Animal Planet you have no doubt seen programs where the survival of various animals is tracked and evaluated in the light of their predators. It is a vicious world in the Animal Kingdom. It is also a vicious world among humanity. more »

Power of Babel

I've been involved with computer and networking technology since the 80's and the one thing that amazes me is how much of the problems we have with them are the result of programmers writing in code that makes the systems more powerful but with less con more »

Gift Cards

We watched the telly over thanksgiving and Christmas commercials were all over. This year McDonald's is going strong with the promo of their gift card the Arch card. It's hard to find a company that doesn't offer some kind of gift card or a shopper that more »
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