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Dark Pools

February 3rd, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Recently Read | #
Dark Pools by Scott Patterson
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Best Laptop/Tablet PC So Far?

January 26th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
I've been trying to find  something  similar  to  the  Surface  Pro  but  even  lighter,  faster,  and  more  battery  life.  Seems  like  the  only  other  tablet  in  the  same  vein  is  the Kupa X15?
http://www.dynamism.com/top-notebooks/kupa_x15.shtml

I  haven't  been  following  this  stuff  for  years now  though,  so I  don't  know  if  my  Google  searching  skills  are  up  to  par.

 Anyone  know  of  anything  even  better?
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Running Away

January 24th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
In loneliness, we run away... but the farther we run, the more isolated we become.
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Fear of the Future

January 17th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Fearing the future, if only because it may not exist.
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Floating Away

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Floating Away by Blake Robinson
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Adventures in Your Sleep

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Adventures in Your Sleep by Blake Robinson
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Doubting God

January 11th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
God ceased to exist when people doubted him and he lost the confidence to believe in himself.
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Flicker in the Light

January 7th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
The flame that burns too quickly, too brightly in the darkness, becomes a mere flicker in the light.
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Tales of a Murderous Tooth Fairy

January 6th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
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Life is an Infection

January 6th, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Life is an infection of the inanimate.
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Looking Back

January 1st, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Hard to let go of the past when it's the only thing that keeps you looking forward.
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Cold's Warmth

January 1st, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
As I gaze into the empty night, the cold warms me.
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Autumn Spirits

January 1st, 2013 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Autumn Spirits by Denny Schneidemesser
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Evil Growth

December 18th, 2012 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Evil never grows. Good just shrinks.
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CSharp Notes and Pitfalls

December 5th, 2012 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #

Things not to do and things to remember about C#...


Just notes and things I want to remember when I'm coding C#.  Sometimes these things take hours to catch when the fix is simple, if you knew about them in advance.
RichTextBox.Text - do not update in a background thread even if each thread has its own RichTextBox (building multiple control objects in parallel, for example).  This will cause a memory corruption error and either cause your program to crash or hang every so often (which makes it even harder to notice).
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Clouded By Doubt

November 18th, 2012 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
What do you do when you've done the impossible but no one believes you?
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Best Pocket Camera So Far? Sony RX100

September 18th, 2012 | Posted by pftq in Blabberbox | #
I haven't been following cameras that closely but just saw this today.
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DSC-RX100-Sensor-Digital-Camera/dp/B00889ST2G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1348019580&sr=8-2&keywords=sony+rx1

Apparently it's also very small like any other pocket camera but has 20 megapixels (+2 times the usual sensor size for image quality) instead of the usual 10-12.  When did that happen? Huh

Scary - can't wait to see when pocket cameras beat professional cameras Grin
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Android Resources

July 21st, 2012 | Posted by pftq in 42 | #

Rooting, restoring system apps, etc...


Below are some resources I found useful to clean out my phone and also repair when things go wrong.

Phone Apps

GPS Test -...[More]
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Dr Jekyll and Hyde

July 17th, 2012 | Posted by pftq in Stuck in My Head | #
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Dave Greening
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Nothing But Nothing

July 6th, 2012 | Posted by pftq in Thought of the Day | #
Always in a rush because you'll do nothing but nothing if you die... And who knows how long it'll be before you're reborn again.
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