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Apple finally updated their Mac Mini model today, after four years of neglect. I love the Mac Mini. I have an old model that I use as a hard drive server. I couldn’t remember the model number of my Mini, so I headed to pinboard where I keep over 12,000 bookmarks. Doing a search for […]

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non-notable artist

The wikipedia for non-notable people

Last night I was looking up guerilla art, specifically the wikipedia page. Looking through the history of changes to the page, someone recently removed an artist name, because they said the artist was a “non-notable”. Which is the wikipedia rule. Non-notable people cannot have their own Wikipedia page, nor can they even be mentioned in […]

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Invisible camera

What happens when you use an invisible camera?

If you take a photo while you are invisible with an invisible camera, what is recorded on your camera? To be clear, both you and your camera are invisible. Tech expert Sparxmind makes a great point: If the camera is invisible, there’s nothing for the light to hit. So it can’t record an image. But […]

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IBM 50-quant supercomputer, photo from Engadget

Quantum computing exists, and it looks pretty crazy

Quantum computing for anyone! Every month you get 1 free minute of processing time on D-Wave’s quantum computer. What sort of things would you like to process with a Quantum computer? Cybersecurity stuff? Secure telecommunications? Transportation logistics? I might opt for baseball probabilities and simulations. Jennifer Houston, SVP of Marketing at D-Wave, told Engadget: “Before […]

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Archive.org bookmarklet

Archive.org has a great bookmarklet to save live webpages

I love saving webpages. That’s the truth. Archive.org is such a fundamental service for the internet. It’s so awesome that everyone has the control to be able to specify webpages to archive onto their service. They even have a cool javascript bookmarklet that allows you to submit webpages. Super easy! javascript:void(window.open(‘https://web.archive.org/save/’+location.href)); Add that as a […]

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Searching my flickr favs for Paris

Can I search through my Instagram favorites?

Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t let you search through your favorites. You can see a grid of your favorite photos. But there is no search. If there is a photo you fav’d a while ago, and you want to pull it back up, good luck! You’ll have to scroll and scroll through your favs list to find […]

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Tulips banned on Chicago reddit

My tulips banned on Reddit

To be fair, it wasn’t my tulips that were banned. It was my self-promotion. Let me explain. Today I wrote a really nice positive post about how the tulips are blossoming in Chicago now. The vibe is totally happy and celebratory. Let’s share that joy with others! I posted a link to Reddit’s r/Chicago group. […]

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Wikipedia: mattmaldre or spudart

Which Wikipedia account should I use?

I can’t remember which account I use with Wikipedia: mattmaldre or spudart. mattmaldre has made 2 edits. spudart has 9 edits. mattmaldre’s first edit is in 2011 spudart’s first edit is 2008. Spudart seems the winner with more edits and being the older, more established account. However, I like the “mattmaldre” name, because it’s my […]

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