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Showing posts from September, 2008

Woot - You may not need it, but it's often cheap...

I recently came across during a search for a memory stick for my new camera. I never ended up in buying from them, but I did flag it as a site to visit regularly. I now visit it daily. Here's a clip from their FAQ on the site. I see only one item, do you sell anything else? No. We sell one item per day until it is sold out or until 11:59pm central time when it is replaced (see next entry for details). However, each item we sell is in stock and typically ships within 2-3 business days. What is the schedule for new items? The short answer: we offer a new item every single day. The details: a new product is released every morning at 12am central time, seven days a week. (If you're not a morning person, this can be described as every night at midnight. Better?) If a product sells out during its run, a new item will not appear until the next release time. You will know if a product is sold out, because the main page says "SOLD OUT" instead of "I want on

The Omnivore’s 100 - How many have you eaten?

Very Good Taste blog came up with a list of foods that they feel every omnivore should eat in their life time, and they labeled it the “Omnivore’s 100“. Bold means you’ve eaten it, crossed out means you wouldn’t touch it in a million years. So here is the list, along with my results. Remember: bold means I’ve eaten it, strike out means I won’t eat it. 1. Venison 2. Nettle tea 3. Huevos rancheros 4. Steak tartare 5. Crocodile 6. Black pudding 7. Cheese fondue 8. Carp 9. Borscht 10. Baba ghanoush 11. Calamari 12. Pho 13. PB&J; sandwich 14. Aloo gobi - I'm allergic to Cauliflower 15. Hot dog from a street cart 16. Epoisses 17. Black truffle 18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes 19. Steamed pork buns 20. Pistachio ice cream 21. Heirloom tomatoes - Again, I'm allergic. 22. Fresh wild berries 23. Foie gras 24. Rice and beans 25. Brawn, or head cheese 26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper - Um... no. 27. Dulce de leche 28. Oysters 29. Baklava 30. Bagna cauda 31. Wasabi

My First Race

I ran my first ever 5km run today...   The conditions were perfect for me, about 10C (or 50F), and I did better than I was aiming for.    My longest run to date had been 3km in about 24 minutes, but that was no more than about 8 minutes at a time intersperced with 1 minute walking breaks. Today, I did 5km in 31:49:80.   (That would be 3.10 miles) I'm pretty happy with myself.

Your SSL certificate is expiring

So, I got an interesting call this morning.   I was on the phone, so it got left with our Office Admin.   She came up to me to tell me that XXXX from Comodo called because our SSL certificate from our web server was expiring.   To me, that’s very interesting, because Comodo isn’t providing our certificates.   As well, this server is only available to clients, and doesn’t appear in any search engine, etc. because everything is password protected.   I doubt I’m going to return that call, I’m quite happy with my current CA, but it does make me wonder how much luck they have with that cold calling schema.  

Decrypting PGP via a Notes Agent

So, a business requirement has reared its head this morning, and I have no idea if it’s even possible.   We use Domino in a Web App environment (No client UI) and are wondering if decrypting PGP via a Lotusscript/Java agent has been done through Notes.   Anyone?  

Still in the Running

So, for those who read these, a few weeks ago, I started taking a running clinic at the Running Room. The Learn to Run program is for those people just getting into the sport. We started off with 1 minute of running and 2 minutes of walking, the next week 1 minute of running and 1 minute of walking, the next 2 and 1 and have stepped up weekly from there. Today marked the end of the week of 5 running and 1 walking. Me, I got separated from my group and ended up doing 11 minutes of running without a walking break. I could even carry on a conversation while doing it. I feel great!