Jingoism is not education | Bangkok Post: opinion

"No one can deny the significance of patriotism. Every country needs it. Patriotism gives the ties that bind people from all walks of life together. It creates a sense of oneness and strengthens national unity to achieve a common goal." "We need patriotism that is not rooted in race, ethnicity, or religion, but which embraces and respects cultural pluralism." "... Teaching on ethno-centric nationalism will also intensify conflicts both within and outside the country." This opinion piece ran in the Bangkok post and raises many interesting points.
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Fallacies

I often hear people who are debating speak of specific fallacies. I don't always remember what the specific fallacy would mean. This page is a nice layout of many of the known fallacies.
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Comcastic service disconnection by ryan.block

I despise my Comcast service. I could not be more depressed to have it. Comcast service is a joke. This is exactly how every call I have with them goes. May Comcast learn something from this call.
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World Cup Fun with Neo4j

I remember reading Freakonomics and being excited about the huge amounts of data that are now available for analysis. The data was still far away from me but it was interesting to read the results of the analysis. Big Data is getting smaller! We are now able to 'play with' the data associated with the FIFA World Cup thanks to a historical Neo4j Graph Dataset.
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Direct Access vs. Sequential Access: Definition

Jakob Nielsen continues to be the go-to guy for usability. So much of what he says just makes sense. This is about avoiding carousels.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

This comic never seems to disappoint. I am always amused and find myself looking forward to the next one. If you know any other comics like this one, please let me know. I love smart humor. This is smart humor at the pinnacle.
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Pure CSS Framework (Used On This Blog!)

This is the other part of how I am going to pull off a link blog. My blog will always have a link for a title. I just have to accept that. I am not interesting enough on my own. I must have a link. Well, hell. That could be a link to a picture I took or something. It could be a meaningless link and I provide the title. I could link to a different Strongbad email whenever I just want to say something. However, this is not the final hurrah. This is just me getting started. I've got this for the blog. The next thing is the quote section. Unfortunately, I'm looking at angular for that. I like that I have the name of the css framework I used so that I can add the things in like tags for each story. Anyway, I used Pure for this with a link off of the Yahoo CDN. It may or may not get better but it's damn sure better than what it was.
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RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx

Recommended by Boss's boss. So I pretty much have to use it. Did you know that these comment sections can have 1000 characters? Holy Crap. That means that I can pretty much make this whole thing a blog. Does it accept HTML? I'll have to check that later to see if it does. I love RegEx, but I only use it when I have a problem that it will solve. That doesn't happen to often in my current role. I'd be happy to work with it more, and maybe someday this tool will do that for me. Meanwhile, this is a very sweet RegEx tool. You have to have a tester, that's for sure. I can't wait to have to use it!
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10 Tricks to Appear Smart During Meetings — Comedy Corner — Medium

We got a lot of laughs out of this one in the meetings that followed. I think that my favorite is "Will it scale?" I have been asking that question over and over throughout my day. (Redundant alert) Someone asks me if I want a beer and I ask: "Will it scale?" That's a good thought. So go on out there and read these and use them in your next meeting. Even if your next meeting is on the back patio with a mutt. Scratch that doggy behind the ears and repeat back what he says. Slowly.
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Instinct - Learn Guitar, Love Guitar

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.... I already know how to play guitar. But that doesn't matter! This is going to teach me how to shred. Shredder! Pizza! Pizza! Then I'll pay for four. Then I'll pay for eight. I'm in the mood for donuts. No matter when this is read it will be true. Unless I'm in a hot tub. Donuts in a hot tub may not be kosher. Killing pigs aint kosher, sarge. We'll never get up pork chop hill. Ah, yes. This is what my website looks like when I'm not looking for a job.
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Standards for Technology in Automotive Retail - HomePage

May need referenced with Ford project
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SHRTURL - Faking the web since 1942

Deface the site behind the shortened URL
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10 Times When Staying Quiet at Work Is Your Best Option

This isn't just at work. This is good advice.
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Why I'm Rethinking My Investment in E-Commerce - NYTimes.com

Are you an eCommerce Company?
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A High-Powered Job in the Tech Industry

The Tortoise and the Hare
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