Photos from Hong Kong is a simple landing page that links to our travel photos, currently hosted on Flickr.

The most recent album is from our Hong Kong trip last month.

Of course, the real purpose of this post is to ensure I have more than one post in 2014. Done and done.

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titanium shackle
So shiny, you can count my fingers in the reflection. (Click pics to enlarge.)

The High Strength Titanium D-Shackle Kickstarter project by Allied Titanium recently invited backers to test out samples from their production run. Here’s my take on their 1/4″ shackle.


First, a quick summary of …

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Like most bloggers, I’d rather concentrate on content than administration. I don’t want to worry about handling user accounts or patching vulnerabilities in commenting systems. Disqus comes to the rescue, providing a commenting and feedback system that takes over these and other boring tasks. It’s even free …

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Managing Updates

In contrast to printed media, updates are easy to apply on the Web. This flexibility while liberating can be used for sleazy purposes, e.g. to hide mistakes.

Here’s how I’ll manage updates until I find a better system.

  • Deletions in posts will be marked up with <del …
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Another test. We’ll see if a commented keyword keeps twitterfeed from posting stuff.

Update: Ok, a commented keyword in the <description> of the RSS feed item works. Having that keyword appear in the <category> elements associated with the item does not work.

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Two New Features

Traffic to the site is now protected by SSL/TLS using a StartSSL certificate. Let me know if your browser complains.

Also, posts tagged with the word that means “not loud” should not be reposted on Twitter and Facebook. This post is a test of that functionality.

Update: Well the …

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The Times of Our Lives

Time to sell out of WWDC tickets:

  • 2010: 192 hours
  • 2011: 12 hours
  • 2012: 2 hours

Time to sell 67 million units:

  • Mac: 24 years
  • iPod: 5 years
  • iPhone: 3 years
  • iPad: 2 years

Time for Apple to make $1400 net profit:

  • Q2‘10: 4 seconds
  • Q2‘11: 2 seconds …
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A fancy country code domain doesn’t do much if it’s just sitting there, and the Internet certainly needs more blogs, so here’s another one.

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