Swaptree backs down

I’m a huge fan of BookMooch, an free book trading website. The website lets you put your old books up for trade. If someone requests a book, you send it to them at your own expense and receive a credit to get a book from another user. When you request a book from someone else, they send it to you at their expense. The system works great. Unfortunately, I ran out of items to...

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Review: The Judas Strain

Finished reading The Judas Strain by James Rollins. I get the feeling it is part of a series, but it was an okay read by itself. Just an okay read, you ask? Well, yes… The story line relied on overly dramatic sadist antagonists, bad science, and mysticism. Not exactly what I’m looking for in a serious action novel. The book did have a redeeming feature: very creative historical...

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The importance of bad code

Stumbled upon a post by Marco Tabini titled: The importance of bad code (or, WordPress and why I am a psychic) While I’m not sure where the psychic part comes in, his argument in favor of tolerating bad (ugly) code was pretty good. Essentially he states that projects that have lots of bad code in them (particularly in the open source community) is a good thing. It generally indicates that...

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Interview with ABC WJBF-TV

So I just finished a phone interview with Paige Tucker of WJBF (an ABC affiliate in Augusta, GA). Looks like they just found my Fake Name Generator site and wanted to do a short piece on it. My guess is the story will be on identity theft or something similar, and will probably result in a pile of angry emails in my inbox, but it is still fun to get on TV. So the interview was pretty tame. We...

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Merging of JacobAllred.com and zulugrid.com

I decided that there really isn’t any reason to have different content on JacobAllred.com and zulugrid.com, so I’ve merged the two together. This has created a bit of a mess that I’ll be cleaning up over the next few days, so I apologize if there are extra pages, categories, etc, that shouldn’t be...

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