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Thought: Neutral and objective versus politically correct.

I suppose most people don’t understand the difference between being neutral/objective and being politically correct. A neutral and objective observer can still be critical about what he observes. A politically correct observer cannot voice any criticism. I suppose you could … Continue reading

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Food for thought

Question: Give at least 4 numbers in the range of 1 to 10. Answer 1: 3, 5 Answer 2: 4, 5, 6, 20 Answer 3, 7, 7, 7, 7 Answer 4: 3, 4, 5, 6 Answer 5: 1, 2, 3, … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Originally posted on TIME:
Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it. For years now, that’s been a hugely popular stance. It’s led to educational initiatives as…

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Funny search terms

I find it fun to look at the stats on my blog, and see the search terms that brought people here. Some of them are quite funny. So I’ve decided to collect them, and give you a selection: make windows … Continue reading

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The fading boundaries of internet communication

Here is a decidedly non-technical blog for a change. I suppose it is loosely related to nettiquette in some ways, and early attempts of people to define appropriate behaviour (such as this early RFC), but I think those have been … Continue reading

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A brief overview on the history of 3D graphics hardware

A while ago, I wrote down a brief summary of the evolution of (consumer) 3D graphics hardware for someone. I concentrate mainly on PC hardware here, because it would be impossible to try and cover every custom graphics solution out … Continue reading

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Another FreeBSD server upgrade…

A few years ago, I wrote about how I upgraded my FreeBSD server. Well, a few days ago, the computer seized up, and it no longer wanted to boot. I could turn it on, and the fans and HDD started spinning, … Continue reading

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