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Fixing hardware

Main SSD upgrade

Some two and a half years ago I bought my current Dell XPS 13. It came with a 512GB SSD, which I immediately replaced with a Samsung 960 EVO 1TB drive, reasoning that such an upgrade would last me a long time. […]

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The Tombs of Delphi?

So here we are: yesterday was the last day of June 2021 and I’ve suddenly remembered that my book The Tomes of Delphi: Algorithms and Data Structures came out in June 2001. Twenty years ago. […]

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St Julian to the rescue

During these pandemic times, I’ve been changing my cover photo on Facebook every weekend to show some photo of where we’ve been in the past. Once we get to travel again – we’re both fully vaccinated, so it’s only a matter of time! – I’ll revert to photos every fortnight that I’ve taken on our trips. But for now, I just post some older photos. […]

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Identity theft for unemployment insurance

Imagine my surprise a month ago when I got a letter in the mail from the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. My initial reaction was that it was related to some tax thing, but when I opened it I read: […]

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Reviewing a web app

There’s a company here in Colorado that I’ve gotten to know over the past three/four years. They’re pretty successful in their particular market segment (which isn’t software or related to software, as it happens). To help with their success they use a database/web app from a third-party company (I’ll call them Hackjob Software) that essentially just targets this particular company’s market. […]

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I’m now 1,000,000 years old

…counting in binary, of course. […]

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Beware (the week of) the Ides of March

Just had to get this all out. […]

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Scammy emails

Yeah, right, I’m sure you suffer from them too. You learn to suffer them, and just delete them without deigning to read them. I get 50+ marketing emails (or phishing ones) every day on my work account from people I’ve never met or companies I’ve never used. It just stuns me that marketers think these emails (and how they structure them) are worthwhile. […]

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When it’s not the fault of CSS

I have a fun website that displays a couple of business cards, the intent being that, when I meet someone I don’t know and they ask me for something like my work phone number or my email address, I can just say “My name is Julian, so go to IMetJulian.com, it’s all there.” […]

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Crashing cars

A weird post this one, but it’s a reflection on how much the event described affected me. Two weeks ago, on the Saturday morning, I was in a positive mood but, for reasons I’m not going into, my wife was not. I know, I thought, I’ll take her car in to be washed and detailed and that’ll make her happy. I knew the car wash place I was going to, it’s about six miles south of where we live, and they do a good job. […]

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