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  • Twenty Year Anniversary

    I don’t care for April Fool’s Day, but the opportunity to think about mistakes is a nice one. Five years ago, in No Fooling., I wrote: 15 years ago I learned something critical and important about myself. It’s beyond the scope of this blog to talk specifics, but let’s simply say that I made some…

  • Computers, Tron & Clifford Stoll

    I’m not sure how many of you have fond memories of the movie Tron, but I do. I recall going with my uncle to some office to play “Adventure” — an early (1983) text adventure game. My uncle was friends with various folks in electronics manufacturing in the early 1980s in San Diego. So I…

  • Something from The Onion

    9/11 Conspiracy Theories ‘Ridiculous,’ Al Qaeda Says