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Monthly Archive July, 2012

Homegrown fascists. Ok, petty tyrants.

July 20, 2012

I got an email invitation from my local freecycle group about a nearby event. I decided to enquire as to whether they were a different group from the one who gave me a hard time here a few years back. I don’t know, something about the tone just set me off. Surprisingly, they doubled down […]

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encumbered time

July 16, 2012

One of the many things parenthood doesn’t prepare you for is the notion of encumbered time. The word “encumber” is usually associated with a burden but that’s not the sense in which I am using it. The concept of an encumbrance I have in mind is how it’s used in government financials, where an amount […]

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Not worth Google’s time or mine, I think

July 7, 2012

So much for the promise of website advertising. I didn’t expect to get rich. The ads presented have no contextual relationship to the content, it’s no surprise the click through rate is abysmal. This is over several years, since March 2008, not a monthly payout. Since you don’t a check til your total reaches $100, […]

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hey, I wrote moar code

July 4, 2012

I wanted to see what posts were being shared through Google+. #!/usr/local/bin/bash echo “” for i in `grep google-plus /var/log/httpd/httpd-access.log | cut -d” ” -f7 | sed ‘s|?share=google-plus-1||g’`; do export URL=http://paulbeard.org$i ; echo -n “” ; GET $URL | grep \

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