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Nokia N900 Demo Unit

I think in part to my tweets of N900 lust and desire, Nokia contacted me to see if I was interested in a demo unit. After validating the email was NOT from Nigeria I quickly responded with a “YES PLZ SEND MEZ FONE!” Why the gadget lust when I have a top-of-the-line iPhone? Easy, I

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Travel Days for 2008

Why stop a geeky tradition?! Here is 2008’s travel graphs. This year I did hit the 2 full trips around the Earth. I am not sure what 2009 holds, but I had a 30% increase in travel and I only have 17% to go before it is a full 100. Here is last years stats:

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Similarities between Santa and System Administrators

Santa is bearded, corpulent, and dresses funny. When you ask Santa for something, the odds of receiving what you wanted are infinitesimal. Santa seldom answers your mail. When you ask Santa where he gets all the stuff he’s got, he says, “Elves make it for me.” Santa doesn’t care about your deadlines. Your parents ascribed

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Geek and Backup Pride

Geeks pride themselves on the ability to institute good backup routines. We laugh in the faces of those poor souls who scream and yank hair as they watch their data disappear into the ether. Tonight I realized that a fresh slate might not be such a poor thing to do once in awhile. My hard

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