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World

A History Fan’s Visit To Merida

Roman, Visigoth, and Umayyads ruins. Also, really patient drivers.

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World

A History Fan’s Visit to Toledo

Toledo is an ancient fortress city.

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Introspection

Horace Smith’s “Ozymandias”

There are a couple Ozymandias poems out there. They are both striking to me.

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Introspection

My Inner Chihuahua

There is the feeling of being “Zen” — objective, collected, and calm. Then there is the opposite feeling. That opposite feeling is your inner chihuahua.

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Tech

Unserialize Performance in PHP

Some benchmarks on unserialization techniques.

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Tech

Incredible Shrinking Computer Shelf

Thoughts on hacking, old tech, and the culture around it.

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Tech

Zip Disk Data Recovery: How To Do It

Here’s a way to read the data from your old zip disks.

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Tech

Zip Disk Data Recovery: How Not To Do It

Here are some ways I tried to get data off old zip disks, and the challenges I ran into.

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Tech

AppScale: What It Does

AppScale lets you run servers without worrying about all the technical details. Here’s how that works.