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Why I Traveled to Mexico for a Dentist

My friends didn’t believe I was considering traveling to another country for major oral surgery. 7 or 8 years ago I had good dental insurance and as my luck would have it, my wisdom teeth weren’t bothering me. My back teeth were late bloomers and decided to act up shortly after I opened my new business. Money was tight and I couldn’t […]

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Switching Back to AMD

When it comes to computer processors, there are few options out there that aren’t AMD or Intel. That’s because together they own nearly the entire CPU market for desktops and servers. Both companies offer a wide range of models, from inexpensive desktop chips to higher end multi-core workstation and server processors. Both companies feature loyal fans […]

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My First Computer: Compaq Presario 4784

It was almost Christmas back in 1996 and all I wanted was my first computer. I was still pecking away at the keyboard, not yet able to type a full sentence without looking. What I thought was my first computer turned out to be a Brother Word Processor with a two- or three-color external screen. It wasn’t […]

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My First MP3 Player: Diamond Rio PMP300

Back in the mid-to-late 90s, Diamond Multimedia was on top of its game. This hardware company produced some of the better graphics cards and sound cards of its day. It also produced one of the first portable digital music players that achieved mass production and popularity. It was also my first MP3 player, the Diamond Rio (PMP300). The Diamond […]

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Famous WordPress Sites You Didn’t Know Ran It

When I hear the name WordPress, I think of a personal blog. The software enables users to leave their mark online, free of charge. It’s easy to install and maintain through plugins created by third party developers. Released in 2003, it would forever change how we communicate our thoughts to the web (and who doesn’t like […]

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Medical Marijuana, Why Is It Taking So Long?

I live in Los Angeles, where you can’t drive down a street without seeing a medical marijuana dispensary.  It is just a common feature of this city and cities in California.  It is completely non intrusive, and it has a positive effect on the California economy — it is desperately needed.  My question is this: […]

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The Development Environment

I have been using Windows 10 with Sublime Text 3, Visual Studio Ultimate, the occasional WebStorm and Resharper.  I miss Linux.  I still have my desktop machine running Ubuntu 15.04 development edition and a host of other software.  I feel like I can actually get work done on a Linux machine (work that isn’t C# […]

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Windows 8 Sucks Ass

I am an obnoxious proponent of Linux.  I like that it is free, I like that it is open-source, and I like the custom ability it lends itself to.  Now let’s look at Windows. Windows 8 Sucks 1. You have to grant access for programs to perform what they are supposed to do, and sometimes […]

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Are Starbucks Customers Addicts or Assholes?

When it comes to coffee, I love it. Not just for the caffeine but for the taste. I love coffee so much I drink a ton of it whenever I can — I even enjoy coffee-flavored items such as ice cream, candy, and alcoholic beverages. Needless to say I’m also a big fan of the […]

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The Silk Road

What We Learned From The Silk Road

Federal agents raided and arrested the infamous “Dread Pirate Roberts,” also known as Ross William Ulbricht, in San Francisco today. He is the head operator and believed to be the sole operator of the Deep Web online marketplace “The Silk Road,” where smaller roles may have been given to close outsiders. The FBI also seized […]

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