Sarah’s Watch

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A man awakes in a cell with nothing but a watch that won’t even truly tell him the time. And secondarily, an experiment in writing using the Hemmingway App

Stealing Communion Bread in Reformation Geneva

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Stealing the communion bread was both a problem for the authorities in medieval Europe, but also quite understandable. But in the context of Reformation Geneva, it unveils an entirely new set of problems.

Does Google Care about Custom Excerpts in WordPress?

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You no longer have to worry about Google ranking your Wordpress archive pages and leaving your main page rotting on the vine, but if you’re happy with that you’re missing a big opportunity. Custom excerpts improve the user experience and help you rank in Google.

Best Jeremiah Johnson Quotes

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I don’t know how many times I’ve watched this film, but not enough. Words to live by. The quotes that guided me from childhood into adulthood. You might be asking me whether it was worth the trouble to put this together. Ha? What trouble?

If that response means nothing to you, go watch the movie, then come back here.

Netbeans and Drupal 8 — Setup and Review

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Drupal 8 is going to bring some huge changes. Fortunately, Netbeans is ready with support for Symfony, Twig and composer built in and available addons for SASS, Drupal development and, of course, a full-featured IDE.

Monitoring and Tuning Network Traffic in Windows 8 with Netbalancer

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I was having trouble with Google Drive wreaking havoc on my internet connection and need to see what was going on. No tool I know of is better for that than Netbalancer and I was pleased to find out that, unlike another tool I know, this one works in Windows 8.

Google Drive Bandwidth Problems Make It Vastly Inferior to Dropbox

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Short version: even if Google Drive isn’t actually transferring a file, it manages to slow down my internet connection to the point of being unusable. It doesn’t make a huge number of simultaneous connections. It doesn’t actually use that much bandwidth itself. It seems to just sort of be a black hole for bandwidth. VERDICT: Completely Unusable.

The Wright Brothers’ Kites: Why the Bacon Number Calculator is the Key to the Future of Google

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Google’s Bacon Number Calculator has drawn a lot of laughs and sneers, but the last laugh will be Google’s, or whoever gets this technology correct. True, the BNC is a funny and mostly useless toy. I also think it’s the harbinger of the biggest change in the organization of human knowledge since the invention of writing. The BCN is small. The concept is monumental.