Review: The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Posted on Sat 02 October 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, books, epic fantasy, fantasy, reviews • 5 min read

What’s that you say? Another epic fantasy by Brandon Sanderson? Sold.

I swear, the rate at which Brandon Sanderson produces his massive books is a bit intimidating. The added fact that they are so consistently good marks it as an indicator of an almost terrifying amount of talent and …


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Boredom & Stats For Nerds

Posted on Thu 15 July 2010 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, personal • 3 min read

Last night I found myself looking through old blog posts on this site in an attempt to avoid thinking about any of the other things I need to get done. As I was looking back through the posts from 2004-2005, I was struck by how much my writing style changed …


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The Nerd Handbook: Rands in Repose

Posted on Mon 09 February 2009 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, geek, nerd, psychology • 1 min read

This is an excellent essay written for the poor benighted souls who have taken on having a relationship with a nerd. Honestly, I prefer the term “geek”, but in this essay the words are interchangeable. At least in my case, the observations made here may be a little exaggerated, but …


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Quick Post: My Pownces, Let Me Show You Them

Posted on Wed 05 March 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with api, assorted geekery, development, django, pownce, programming, python, social networking • 1 min read

Heh, I had a little fun this afternoon writing a little Django app for my site that will regularly import my public Pownce notes and allow me to display them in the sidebar. It’s really just a modified version of the app I’m using for my Twitter statuses …


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Quick Post: Pownce API 2.0 Now Available

Posted on Fri 29 February 2008 in Dispatches • Tagged with api, assorted geekery, pownce, programming, social media, social networking, tech • 1 min read

In case you missed it, Pownce announced the release of the second revision of its public API today. The new API is much more elaborate than the previous version (which was honestly kind of a joke), and promises to be robust enough that interested parties could use it to rewrite …


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Updates, ToDo and a Request for Feedback

Posted on Thu 06 December 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, assorted geekery, development • 3 min read

Hopefully not too many people tried to stop by the site today, because I had a pretty severe outage due to my own foolishness. I’ve been trying to implement a few new features to the site, and in one particularly bad move I managed to wipe an important file …


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Creepy Sleepy: Mahalo

Posted on Wed 21 November 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with appearances, assorted geekery, creepy sleepy, mahalo, tech • 1 min read

Just another quick post that Dan and I just recently did a short podcast on Mahalo. Our contention is that Mahalo, while ostensibly a search engine, has far more in common with Wikipedia than anything else. We also discuss what advantage branding it that way may have, and come to …


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Ahem

Posted on Wed 14 November 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with announcements, assorted geekery, development • 1 min read

<clears throat>

This is actually just a short post to warn you that there will be a pretty major overhaul to the site in the near future. The majority of this will consist of a redesign to improve readability, as well as making the site play nicer with mobile browsers …


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Checking Out Google Reader

Posted on Mon 29 January 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, google, reviews, rss, tech • 2 min read

On recommendation of far too many people to mention, I’m checking out Google Reader again.

I remember peeking at it when it was first released, when I was stubbornly intent on sticking with browser/desktop based reader, and I remember being less than impressed. In typical Google fashion the …


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I am Apparently Both Lame and Criminally Insane

Posted on Fri 05 January 2007 in Dispatches • Tagged with assorted geekery, comics, quizness • 1 min read

My Lameness:

Your results:
You are Spider-Man

























Spider-Man
65%
Green Lantern
65%
Supergirl
63%
Wonder Woman
58%
Hulk
55%
Superman
55%
Robin
50%
Catwoman
45%
Iron Man
40%
The Flash
35%
Batman
35%
You are intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.

Click here to take …

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