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  1. Environmental Theater

    If you read Bruce Schneier, as any good geek should, you probably are familiar with the term “security theater”: measures that provide the feeling of security while doing little or nothing to actually provide security.

    OK, digression. We had this recycling program in Chicago where we put our recyclables in …

  2. Atom Models

    I’ve been doing a bit more with Atom lately.

    First, I started writing a library to manipulate Atom feeds and entries. For the moment this is located in It uses lxml, as does everything markup related I do these days.

    I came upon a revelation of sorts …

  3. New Blog Software (Previous)

    I’ve switched my software over to WordPress. This was long overdue, as anyone who ever wanted to read anything at all on this site probably knows. Sometime I should really write an article reflecting on the failures of my previous blog software. Lets just say that flat files aren …

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