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Monthly Archive for March, 2007

My VoIP adapter bit the dust

When I moved in to my townhome, it came with a stipulation forcing me into a 3-year monitoring contract with an alarm company at $25/month. Worse still, they can’t monitor without a home phone line, which would add another $20/month. I wasn’t planning on getting a phone line, so now the free alarm installation was […]

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Google’s customized homepage URL

Dear Lazyweb, Google recently updated their customized homepage to include themes. This reminded me of a long-nagging question I’ve had about this service: why is the URL for it http://www.google.com/ig? I don’t know what “ig” stands for in this context, other than being short, easy-to-type, and hard-to-remember. Other similar services all have similarly short but […]

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In college, some of my favorite courses weren’t computer science, they were finance courses. There are no minors at Mudd, but if there were, I was pretty close to getting one in economics. I’ve been following the bull market of the past few years, along with more gloomy details on subprime mortgages, inflation, our national […]

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My USB Key is Well-Travelled

Last week, I took a few days off work and went down to San Diego to visit my parents. When I got back, I noticed that my USB key was missing, but wasn’t too concerned – I’ve misplaced it before, and it’s even survived at least one trip through the washing machine with no ill […]

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