On the Denial of Service Attack

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Well its been an interesting week. My daughter is married, and I've been caught in the crossfire of a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on Webfaction, my hosting provider. I'm quite sure the two are unrelated.

For those of you who have been frustrated in your attempts to access …

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The Sous Vide Adventure Begins

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The Sous-vide adventure begins

When we were in Las Vegas last fall, I had the most delicious steak I’ve ever eaten. It was at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill. This blew me away. Although I love a good steak at a restaurant, usually I can do just as well …

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Development Tips

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Development Tips

I have been writing programs since I was in 9th grade, that would be 35 years (Yikes!)  I have more than put in my 10,000 hours to attain some level of mastery, but I like to think of it as wisdom.  Studies have shown that there can …

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PyCon 2014 Keynote Shout Out

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I am going to have to go to PyCon. Not next year, as I'm going to be in Malta at the time, but hopefully in 2016. I don't know how many people attend, but the number is big, and they have sold old every year for the past three years …

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Moving to Nikola

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When I moved this blog to Octopress in January, it was inspiring in many ways. There were two things that slightly bugged me.

  • Octopress is entirely too ruby based. Rake, and all of that made me feel bad, like I was cheating on Python. Surely there must be a similar …
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Winter Skiing in the Spring

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Two days of skiing at Tahoe are in the bag, but what a difference between the two days. Yesterday we got the true spring skiing experience. It was cool and crusty in the morning and a bit slushy in the afternoon. Its been a pretty bad winter here in Tahoe …

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Lake Tahoe

A Rare Day

Lake Tahoe is beautiful. We arrived last night from Napa and got to our VRBO home, it is great and we had a beautiful view of the lake out our windows. The sun was just going down and I captured this picture of the Sequoia outside our …

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the word of the day is malolactic

Brought to You by the Letter 'C'

I must confess, after all of the Chardonnay I've consumed, and I have consumed my share over the years, I have never really got the "buttery oaky Chardonnay" thing. Butter is just not something I've ever tasted in my Chardonnay, despite the fact …

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the long winter

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When I was little, I read all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books, including The Long Winter. That was the winter of 1880-1881 in case you are wondering. Lately my reading tastes lean more towards the Game of Thrones and the coming long winter in that story. Yesterday I arrived …

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