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I’ve Been A Bad Blogger

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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I have been going in cycles with my blogging and have been in a downturn of late. I actually am working on a few interesting entries for you folks, but I’ve just been so damn busy and distracted. It hasn’t helped that Quentin turned me onto the Stumble Upon extension for Firefox. Essentially, you tell SU what general categories of pages you are interested in and then when you get bored you can click a button on your toolbar to be taken to a highly rated site in your interests. You can also teach SU what you like by rating where you go in turn. It essentially makes surfing the net as time-consuming, entertaining, and time wasting as clicking the remote in front of a TV wired with a full cable package.

However, as I’ve been wasting so much time with this, I should at least share some of the cooler things I’ve found through it.

Source Code Search Engine

A Directory of Open Source Software For Those Of You Still Using Windows

Jon Stewart’s Hilarious Commencement Address

Strange and Disturbing Animation Set To Radiohead’s “Creep”

A Gamer Manifesto: Let The Truth Be Heard

Further Proof That Programmers Swear Like Sailors

Sharpest Photo of The Sun’s Surface

Review: Should A Kitten Be Your Next Computing Accessory? (Also, why you should buy a new video card over having a baby.)

Have fun with those! I’ll be back soon!


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Today, I finally got my Google Analytics invite. I can’t remember when I first applied for it, but it must have been several months ago. I have heard tales on the web that GA is slow and can bog down page loading, but I haven’t noticed any difference since I added the code to my template.
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