Delorean

A local rental that work paid to ferry the CEO. Looks like a labor of love to skin it like the movie prop.

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BWV 1008 – Cello suite No. 2 in D minor – All of Bach

One of my ongoing joys in life is a weekly-ish email from the ‘All of Bach’ project in the Netherlands. Not just a well-filmed and recorded performance, but conductor/performer notes and historical context. I have a few performances of the cello suites, and prefer Rostropovich but this is well worth your time. It’s odd, I’m used to […]

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New digs

Got moved to another building at work. Nice view from the balcony. Here’s the one I started in. And my favorite part:

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An unusual strap

Bought this ages ago but finally tried it. The stiffness works well with the large Seiko and it’s quite comfortable, which was a nice surprise. Find it on Amazon. 13 bucks.

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Lying with averages

Via We can do better than percentile latencies | theburningmonk.com, this amazing animation: Every one of those has the same mean and standard deviation in both X and Y! Read the linked paper for details, but this is by far the best visual education I’ve ever seen for why you absolutely cannot trust summary statistics.

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The Cruelty Is the Point – The Atlantic

Trump’s only true skill is the con, his only fundamental belief is that the United States is the birthright of straight, white, Christian men, and his only real, authentic pleasure is in cruelty. It is that cruelty, and the delight it brings them, that binds his most ardent supporters to him, in shared scorn for […]

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Hardware for gigabit

As part of my series of posts on gigabit Internet connections I had a friend ask about hardware, which is currently spread across multiple posts. Here’s what I’m running with a bit of details for each item. I’ll go from the outermost layer inwards. Guidelines and goals All equipment must be low power. No cooling fans. Reliability […]

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