Evil Week

I love LifeHacker; you all probably do too. They’ve started Evil Week http://lifehacker.com/tag/evilweek/ and its theme is the idea that sometimes you have to be bad to do good. Hacking drives and networks to prove a point, modding outside the TOS in order to get real functionality out of apps or products that are artificially […]

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How to batch scan using Xsane

If you’re like me, you can’t throw important documents away, but there’s no easy way to scan old records, tax documents, and all the crap you’re supposed to save for 7 or 10 years…or however long taxes are supposed to stick around. Unfortunately, batch scanning with Xsane using an ADF (auto document feeder) is not […]

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A Senior Dev’s Manifesto

So I’m in the advanced Agile development certificate program at University of Washington. By the time I’m done, I’ll have a mega-awesome Certified Scrum Developer certification, or some such nonsense. In all seriousness…what does that mean? As a dev and an OCD engineer slash scientist, my first impulse is to ask how interesting the problem […]

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