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Work Yourself Out of a Job

One of the central tenets of computer programming is that a good programmer is “lazy.” This doesn’t mean that a good programmer doesn’t do their job; it means that  a good programmer finds a way to make their computer do their ...

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Duets or "Why You Are a Better Musician Than Me"

Some years ago, Piers Anthony (of Xanth fame) wrote a book called Split Infinity. It was an alright sci-fi/fantasy novel about a futuristic society where major ...

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It's Time for a Divorce

I could have sworn I’d already written this blog post, but I can’t seem to find it! Oh well. Here goes. (Again?)

Right now, one of the hot topic issues everyone is talking about is, of course, gay marriage. The Supreme ...

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I know what I'm talking about!

Having not posted anything to my blog for the last two weeks, I figure the best way to make up for it is to do my best to ensure that no one ever misses my blog posts again!

So here it goes! Trigger alert!

Yeah, that’s ...

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Grand Unified Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

Right now, I live in the South, right smack-dab in the middle of the Bible Belt. This means that the concentration of Christians is very high. Further, this means that the concentration of people with Officially-endorsed Conservative Values (tm) when ...

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This blog is probably bad for you

Bonus follow up to last-week’s jerkiness! As long as we’re talking about politics, what do Rush Limbaugh, Dan Savage, Jon Stewart, and most bloggers have in common? That’s right! Punditry!

Pundits are weird and, I suspect, one ...

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Google, please stop being evil

Lately I’ve been finding myself getting increasingly upset with Google’s tendency to be evil. This is made more unsettling by the tendency of John Q Internetuser to view them as being generally above reproach.

For the most part, ...

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What's next for words?

The written word is a pretty impressive piece of technology. Have you ever really thought about it? Our ability to transfer ideas across time and distance using written language is incredibly useful!

What’s really interesting about written ...

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More like "unfair"-itocracy

SCIENCE! has, unfortunately, demonstrated that the premise of meritocracy tends to not work very well. People in power tend to be not very good at ...

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