Monthly Archives: November 2012

Scripting News: Why I quit Netflix.

Last week I turned off my Netflix account. I have had it for at least a decade, paying between $9 and $21 a month. I turned it off because I stopped using it. The last thing I watched on Netflix … Continue reading

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Scripting News: Jeremy Lin and the small picture.

Of course I watched the Houston Rockets play the New York Knicks last night, and I felt the way I felt on Election Day, that if the result wasn’t what I hoped it would be that I wouldn’t be able … Continue reading

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Scripting News: The new Camp David accord.

Everything was in balance between Israel and Egypt until Mubarak was overthrown in a popular uprising early last year. The US continued to give aid to the Egyptian military, but weren’t sure if the deal was still in place after … Continue reading

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Thread: Two best movies of 2012.

The best movies of the year are slotted-in at the end, but sometimes movies that are released earlier in the year are also great, but sometimes slip under the radar, so a lot of people don’t see them. My two … Continue reading

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Software running on 80s hardware is interesting in the same way it is to drive a car from the early 20th century.

A really interesting combination of technologies, old and new… 1. An app written in JavaScript running embedded in a web page, viewed in Chrome. 2. Running on a Mac with 2GB of RAM and four terabytes of disk storage. 3. … Continue reading

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These are the files on the distribution disk for the 1987 version of ThinkTank for the IBM PC.

These are the files on the distribution disk for the 1987 version of ThinkTank for the IBM PC. AUTOEXEC.BAT OS2 READ_ME.DB READ_ME.SAV TANK.EXE OS2INST.BAT OS2INST.CMD READ_ME.DB READ_ME.SAV TANK.EXE TANKCLIP.BRD TANKOPTS.DAT TMPLATES 123FNCTN.TXT ADDRESS.TXT AREACODE.TXT BALANCE.TXT BNKRCNCL.TXT CALENDAR.TXT CORPARNG.TXT DEFENDNT.TXT EVNTQUAL.TXT … Continue reading

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Thread: Microsoft’s bet-the-cash-cow move.

This piece has an extensive quote from Reed Hastings as a departing Microsoft board member about Microsoft’s thinking behind the odd way Windows 8 is organized. They think there’s a transition to touch taking place that’s analogous to the transition … Continue reading

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