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I have learned a lot from writing this tech column. I have learned enough to write a column about what I've learned from writing a column.
Many times, I'll start to make something up, and then realize I could find the right answer. Of course, I hope you want to be entertained, but I'm sure you would also like to learn. So here are the top 15 things I've learned so far:
What is the first thing you thought about when you opened this page?
1. "Man, I hope this column is better than the rest of his columns
To prove once again you can buy and sell anything on the Internet, I have decided to put a bunch of my old business cards up for sale. You can buy them directly from me for $.01 per card or $.25 for a whole box.
It's scary to think there are just two questions that can determine your entire life outcome.
What's even more scary are the two questions:
1. Do you think Grimace, the big purple McDonald's guy, stands for cookies or a milkshake?
2. If bits of chocolate are normally called chips, are bits of peanut butter called peanut butter chips or peanut butter morsels?
From the Archive
April 6 - I'm not sure what a typical technology log should look like, but for the most part, mine is pretty dull. If you take out the amount of time I spent on the computer, the only other electronic devices included the following: cell phone, toaster oven, TV, dishwasher, and microwave oven. I also used my car and a conventional oven, which seem as if they could be included on the technology list as well. There are a handful of items that I would consider technologies, but they don't completely fit the description listed (shower, faucets, toilet, i.e.
For decades, the U.S. government has had the ability to encrypt and decrypt email messages. But now, a man claims he has rewritten the book on cryptography and can make messages perfectly undecipherable. At what lengths will the United States government go to keep the lid on him?
Those of you who have mastered the art of building a Web site have probably encountered the most important tool known to designers: the protractor.
Coming in second would have to be tables, the backbone to many pages you have visited in your lifetime, or at least within the last three weeks. Tables are the most primitive of the HTML tags because people like to have things in nice readable fashion, excluding tabloid magazines. Most people prefer tabloids that look similar to newspapers more than 40 years ago, which contained at least 343 headlines on each page.
(We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to give you information about the only important thing going on this weekend ... the Louisville Cardinals in the Final Four)
University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino is currently in the process of pulling off the greatest magic trick of all time.