Monthly Archives: February 2011

Google Doesn’t Handle Email Addresses Properly

One issue that’s starting to crop up lately is Google’s incorrect handling of messages with delimiters in their address. It makes it possible for multiple people to have accounts with the same name, and incorrectly route e-mail between them. I use … Continue reading

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In Praise of Public Transportation

I’m very fortunate to live in Seattle, where we have a healthy bus system. Having access to convenient buses has revolutionized the way I commute around the city and in many situations it’s actually faster than driving myself – and … Continue reading

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Note to Self

Maybe I need to change the threshold for diagnostic emails just a little bit.             It took my Outlook 25 minutes to Mark All as Read.

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T-Mobile G2 Home Screen Won’t Rotate

I’m a fan of my new T-Mobile G2. I waited until it became close to free with contract, and that makes it even more satisfying, but it’s not without a few annoyances. One of the problems I’ve noticed is that … Continue reading

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Are résumés evolving?

A philosophical question: as we are living in an increasingly digital (and thus paperless) age, is it still expected that a résumé should always be treated as a physical document – or are we to a point where including live links … Continue reading

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Interesting Text Inconsistencies in SQL Server 2008 R2 Installer

I’m installing an instance of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 to do some configuration testing and got to the step where you enter service accounts to run the server on the domain. I created a service account with limited access, … Continue reading

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Seeking Information: 1941 Stromberg-Carlson 520 Radio

If anyone reading this has information about a Stromberg-Carlson 520-PG from 1941, I would appreciate if you contacted me. I’ve been trying to find a photo of one that someone else owns, or even a picture of one in a … Continue reading

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Antique Capacitor Color Code Chart

I’m working on restoring another radio, and it has antique capacitors with color code markings that are different from the commonly used 3-digit codes found today. It took a bit of searching to find a good chart with these, so … Continue reading

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Project Idea: Digital Vacuum Tube Tester

I’m in the early stages of brainstorming another project idea that will combine vacuum tubes with modern microelectronics in a useful and innovative way: a computerized vacuum tube tester. Tube testers themselves aren’t very complicated devices – the simple ones, … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Data at Rest

Imagine you’re in a crowded airport bar waiting for your flight to leave. Your bags are close, but you’re watching the game on TV. A gentleman bumps your chair while passing and apologizes quickly and profusely before disappearing into the … Continue reading

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