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The fruit decision: how low should your website hang?

Hello, friend. I spend a lot of time creating the content here on Slumped Over Keyboard Dead and srsly, that’s how I am sure I […] Read More

A primer on your phone, I mean…your website.

The world of things is grouped into three categories for me. There’s things I know, things I don’t know, and things that in order for […] Read More

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, yo.

Of all the things that interest me most in the world, I think humans might top the list. I’m a scientist at heart and I […] Read More

Centralizing logs with Papertrail

Sysadmins have a love/hate relationship with logs. We spend hours and hours every day diving through them looking for clues about what happened that shouldn’t […] Read More

Fun with Curl

Curl is one of those quintessential *nix tools that adheres beautifully to the “one tool, one task” philosophy. curl exists to give us the ability […] Read More

Elections in the democratic republic of Splunk

If you can’t have fun with your technology, then throw it out and get new technology. The product I interact most with at work is […] Read More

How does logic work?

Today I ran across what is likely the most elemental example of logic ever devised. Aristotle is credited with its earliest forms and I am […] Read More

Emergence and Reductionism

Reductionism is a philosophy that provides some interesting thought exercises. When applied to science, the basic theory is that all science can be revealed as […] Read More

Why complicated science is not good science

As part of my undergrad studies we need to gain an understanding of what science is, what it is not, and – if it is […] Read More