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First impressions of Linux on the Sony Vaio Z

Posted on January 31, 2012

My company just bought me a new laptop, and they let me choose which model I wanted, as long as the price didn’t get too insane. I had two main goals while shopping: Ultra-portable I do a fair amount of traveling, so I wanted something small. As the former owner of a 12" PowerBook, as well as an 11" Acer netbook, I also knew I loved the small form factor even for daily, non-travel use.

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Sports for Nerds: A Moneyball Review

Posted on October 15, 2011

Tonight I went to the theater, with nothing specific in mind to watch, and the only options that started in a timely fashion were Glee 3D, and Moneyball, staring Brad Pitt. I’ve been a long-time hater of most sports movies, because they’re all the same, regardless of whether they’re based on a true story, or fiction.

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Movie Review: Knowing (2009)

Posted on February 20, 2010

My rating: Wait for HBO Last night I watched Knowing, staring Nicholas Cage. The movie takes place in Lexington, Massachusetts, and begins in 1959 with the burial of a time capsule to commemorate the opening of a new elementary school. Fast forward 50 years to 2009, when the time capsule is opened, and Caleb (Chandler Canterbury), son of MIT astronomer John Koestler (Cage), receives an odd letter from the capsule: Two pages covered entirely with numbers.

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The Magic Bullet System

Posted on February 20, 2010

I was recently approached by an acquaintance who told me he was learning “The Magic Bullet System,” and wanted me to join him in his ventures. His description of The Magic Bullet System (MBS) was full of buzzwords, and lacking in any substance. Hrmm! Enough to make me very skeptical. So… I called up my trusty friend, Google, and after about 3 hours of research, here’s what I learned:

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