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Archive for February, 2009

Topspin to hire nerds, stimulate economy

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

My company, Topspin (which I dearly love), is currently hiring for two positions. A sys admin in Santa Monica, and a SQL DB admin in San Francisco. You can find out more about these positions, and our awesome startup, here.

mcp – mirror copy

Friday, February 13th, 2009

If you’re a command-line-happy nerd who likes to use scp (secure copy) to copy files to one or more remote web-servers, you may come to love this script, which I wrote a few years ago, and which I use numerous times every day. It saves a lot of typing when I’m updating files on my […]

An epic moment for the epoch.

Friday, February 13th, 2009

Many computers measure time as the seconds elapsed since 1970. This number is shown below, in universal time. In a few hours (6:31:30PM ET) it is expected to reach the magic number of 1234567890 ( Update: You missed it! – reset your computer clock to reexperience it! ) You are advised to celebrate exuberantly, which […]

D) Other.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

While visiting the Gold Bug shop in Pasadena, a wonderful place that more closely resembles a cabinet of curiosity than a gift store, jewelry shop or art gallery, I was reminded of my love for the unclassifiable. Its a fundamental problem that accompanies our need for taxonomy, I guess. When I used to visit real […]

Victoria is burning

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

A collection of images from the Victoria Australia Bush Fires group on Flickr. Interactive version here. Thanks to Pamela Fox for alerting me to this group. UPDATE: These photos have been pulled from Flickr, apparently due to copyright issues. If I find a similar collection, I’ll post an updated mosaic.