September 2011

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I am still very much in need of somewhere to live, though my priorities have shifted. I am still looking for something near the subway – ideally, the western arm of the yellow line. Something available October 1st would be ideal. I am looking for a room in a shared house or apartment, or something […]

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My current commute takes about 90 minutes from door to door: a short walk, two long subway rides, and a bus ride. Over the course of 52 working weeks, the commute adds up to 780 hours a year. That means that every ten minutes I can eliminate from my bi-daily commute adds up to 43.3 […]

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All weekend I am going to have Canon’s 50mm f/1.2L lens at my disposal. It should be good for the concerts on Friday and Saturday as  well as my cousin’s wedding on Sunday. It lets you do more with ambient light than is possible with the 50 1.8 and it is reasonably affordable to rent […]

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Maybe the idea that you should seek a career doing what you really care about is flawed. Doing anything for money tends to involve many compromises and sacrifices of principle or aesthetics. Perhaps it is wiser to earn your money in a field that you don’t really care about at all, so that you can […]

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The world really needs a secure, free, easy-to-use, cross-platform encryption system. At the most basic, it would allow you to have a USB drive with encrypted contents and be able to access those contents using a passphrase from any computer – Mac, PC, Linux, etc – you happen to use. Big bonus points if you […]

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