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How to Pronounce “Ciulla”

While reviewing my keyword stats, I noticed there were two hits for “pronouncing ciulla”.

My family pronounces it “chew lah” with slightly more emphasis on the “chew”.

“Don’cha mean heavy emphasis on the chew?” Fnar, fnar, fnar. Everyone’s a comedian.


Just called Representative Steve Stivers, Senator Sherrod Brown, and Senator Rob Portman to ask them, politely, to pull their heads out of their collective asses regarding SOPA and PIPA.

Representative Stivers and Senator Brown’s voice mail boxes were full.

I briefly discussed PIPA with a harried, over-worked call monkey at Senator Portman’s office who took down my contact information.

That probably put me on a list, so if I get whisked away in the middle of the night, you guys will know what happened. Thank you, NDAA.

Anyway, if you are a technologist or use technology, please let our bastions of “for the people, by the people” know that you are pissed.

Measure twice, cut once

Measure twice, cut once.

Why Should I Have a “Contact Me” Link on My Site?

Best practice for websites — have an immediately noticeable means for your readers to contact you.
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Violent Psychopath

Always code as if the person who ends up maintaining it is a violent psychopath who knows where you live.

Management Doublespeak, Part 1

Effectuating Change Since 2009

Fred Brooks, Paraphrased

Nine women cannot have a baby in one month.

Mythical Man Month

The bearing of a child takes nine months, no matter how many women are assigned. ~Fred Brooks

John Wooden Quote

If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? ~John Wooden

The Right People Get This

Some days, you narfle the garthok. Other days, the garthok narfles you.