The Life and Times of John Eddy

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A Horrible UX Experience

A friend had asked me a question about Flipboard, so I needed to install it on my phone. No big deal, this is what I do. I set up my account, played around with the app, tried to give as credible and useful of an answer as possible and, since it is a nice interface...

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Let’s Go Fishing!

It all started when a friend posted to a private facebook group linking to this Craigslist posting… Sure, that’s creepy, but… not as creepy when I read a friends reply saying ‘Hey, that’s a realtor down here… http://www.bcre.com/agents/sam-smith/' It has been a while...

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The Sides of the Scalia Vacancy

Wow, that sure got politicized real quick, but then, really, it should be. It'd be just as if he retired suddenly. It isn't his death that's politicized, it is the vacancy. And really, that's fine. It is a political position, at least in that it is a seat in...

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#InYallQaedasName

So, I was sitting around, laughing about #YallQaeda taking over some bird preserve and then getting a bunch of dildos and candy dicks and complaining about it. And I'll be honest, this is an awesome image. I even joked that, to appease his wishes of 'no more dildos',...

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Time to Make the Donuts

So, a few weeks back, we had a wonderful visitor who was celiac (and had been) and, as Patricia has recently been diagnosed celiac as well (AND was avoiding gluten/soy), I wanted to make everyone a special little something. Coincidentally Chef Steps, a wonderful...

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Star Wars: The Force MacGuffins

Right, this is going to be totally a spoilery post. I won't even try to do anything more than put in a bunch of spaces and a gif so that people can not read it. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So, there's been a bit of...

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IStandWithAhmed…

...My bosses, not so much. Last night, after a few drinks, I mailed someone more sober than I that I felt we, as the curators of the Microsoft Developer ecosystem's social media channels, should be doing something around Ahmed because tearing apart a clock and playing...

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Can We Stop Using This Bill Gates Quote?

Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. - Bill Gates I've seen it quoted a lot. It sounds right, on the surface, but if you think about it, is it really right? I mean... Here, let me talk about a 'bug'...

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You want to teach what?

So, as I'm scrolling through Facebook, I come across the following advertisement. So, if you know me, I'm looking to improve myself constantly, and I have a few projects on the burner that could use at least 3 of those topics... so I click through to the ad to see...

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The Post That Wouldn’t Be Approved

The beginning of this is forked, because many stories stem from multiple sources, not just one, and the background required to fully understand the story needs to be presented in the narrative, else nothing will make sense. So let us start at step two. Today was a...

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