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Printing scare

I turned on my printer yesterday to print out a photo for Jackie and I was presented with something like this: Before that, it was giving me errors about the print head. Of course if I needed a new print head that would be a...

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Privatization of the commons

Everyone always talks about freedom of speech — you know, first amendment stuff. You’re allowed to speak your mind without the government persecuting you for that speech. Ok, obviously this has limits, yelling fire...

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Ownership v. Responsibility

There’s much to be said for owning something. When the thing you own stops working it’s on you to fix — and that’s not a problem at all. The problem exhibits itself when you have responsibility for...

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Newfoundland

We just watched an episode of Anthony Bourdain’s show. He went to Newfoundland. It’s one of those things that just takes me back to that ill-fated trip up there to the Rock. So many of the things just struck the same...

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3000

I just realized as I was sitting down to write something that this is going to be post #3000 on here. There are other posts on the trip.vec.com site as well, but that one’s basically closed — just archives at this...

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Shopping for internet service

My friend is in the process of a messy move from a situation with roommates (the cause of the mess in the first place) to her own apartment, without the pesky roommates. The strange thing about things like cable is the regulated...

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Speed

I couple weeks ago I got a new computer. It’s a beast. I’ve been running some videos through them lately, both personal and for work, and I can say that OMG this is amazing. My previous computer, which wasn’t...

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Principle of least surprise

I spend a lot of time complaining about technology and when things don’t work. Today is different. I just spent maybe a day or so rewriting a library that read in ion and converted them to some objects. Ion is a JSON-like...

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Printer hacking

I have an awesome Canon Pro-1000 printer that I use to print out photos. This isn’t about the quality of the printer as much as being able to take a video of it printing. Every panel on the printer has a sensor so the...

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