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2018/12/07: Reification of Spam
2018/12/07: Trumponomics
2018/12/07: Content Cycle
2018/11/28: Hat 101
2018/11/27: What to expect when the NSA calls you
2018/11/22: A very long sequence of small files
2018/11/19: Everything the CIA touches turns to …
2018/11/19: Secret Ballots and unintended consequences
2018/11/15: An actual bit of progress in IoT security
2018/11/13: The Other Collusion
2018/11/13: Yet another angle to the Amazon HQ2 Scam
2018/11/13: These two stories exist in the same world
2018/11/13: Creeping Socialism
2018/11/13: Medicare for All
2018/11/13: No magic technology needed, just social technology
2018/11/13: Risk Free Ripcord
2018/11/13: Have Wild Horses Dragged You to the Wrong Bank?
2018/11/13: Another Step Against Slavery
2018/11/13: Zero Day Contest
2018/11/10: Probably for the best
2018/11/10: State Seats 2018
2018/11/10: American Plutocracy
2018/11/10: Amazon’s HQs will be where Bezos owns homes
2018/11/08: Imperialism as the state religion
2018/11/08: Carlson vs Caruana
2018/11/08: Far more time commuting in a car than going on vacation
2018/11/06: Adam is Sexiest
2018/11/04: Epic Suck
2018/11/02: Back to One Second
2018/10/29: Trickle Up
2018/10/29: Trans-Exclusionary Feminism is Right Wing
2018/10/29: Implicit consent to be touched
2018/10/29: No-Fly Zone
2018/10/24: Sunburnt Australia
2018/10/24: Megan Nolan
2018/10/20: Samothrace on the Wilammette
2018/10/17: The only exception is 2 Chainz
2018/10/17: Valley Culture
2018/10/17: Only
2018/10/11: Don’t despair
2018/10/08: Is you taking notes on a criminal fucking conspiracy? Baseball Edition
2018/10/08: Visual Pollution Blockers
2018/10/07: π and the digital land rush.
2018/10/03: The galloping hypothesis
2018/09/25: Ticketmaster Scum
2018/09/25: Human Smell
2018/09/24: Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents
2018/09/24: Obesity: We’re doing it wrong
2018/09/23: Stop Murdering Our Kids
2018/09/22: Revenge, much like calamari, is a dish best served cold
2018/09/22: Blockchain Berkeley
2018/09/21: Making a big red button
2018/09/17: Hindsight on the J.D. Drew signing
2018/09/14: MAZ DUH
2018/09/13: AMP is bad
2018/09/13: His Sh*t’s F***ed Up
2018/09/13: On the occasion of the iPhone Xs Max
2018/09/13: End of Ownership— Canadian iTunes
2018/09/07: Blockchain unsuitable for election security
2018/09/05: Believe in something even if …
2018/01/26: Hats 92–95
2017/07/21: Hat 91
2017/07/03: Hat 89
2017/06/25: Everything is terrible
2017/06/14: Hat 81
2017/06/07: Hat 90: Purple child hat
2017/03/13: Another baby hat
2016/09/04: Hat 78
2016/05/07: Hat 64 is finished
2016/05/06: Hat 75
2016/03/25: Hats 66, 69
2016/03/07: Hat 65
2016/02/22: Hats 67, 68, and three in progress
2016/01/18: Hats 62 and 63
2015/12/19: Hat 60
2015/12/17: Hat 61
2015/11/21: Hat 58
2015/11/21: Hat 59
2015/10/30: Hat 57
2015/10/22: A rare sentiment
2015/10/21: Hat 56 (Maybe 55)
2015/10/13: Hat 54
2015/10/12: Hat 53
2015/09/12: Hat 52
2015/09/10: Hat 51
2015/08/16: Hat 50
2015/07/07: Another hat
2015/07/05: Amateur programming: one error after another
2015/04/25: Hat #46: Diagonal Eyelet Inserts (slightly bigger)
2015/04/25: Hat #43: Diagonal Eyelet Brocade pattern
2015/04/23: Hat #44: Diagonal Eyelet Inserts
2015/04/15: All’s well that ends well
2015/04/08: Desire lines
2015/03/14: Hat experiment: qualified success or interesting failure?
2015/03/06: Dear driver of the white Infinity coupe
2015/03/04: A new series: BMWs with traffic tickets
2015/01/15: A discouraging documentation
2014/12/09: Employer of Choice
2014/11/15: Against hidden passwords and masked fields on web forms
2014/11/03: Hat 38 is done
2014/10/24: Air travel means more hats
2014/09/04: Everything is Terrible: BlueMaestro edition
2014/07/28: Do you ever get the feeling you are being watched?
2014/06/06: Deploying my new web site: One step forward, six seconds back.
2014/05/28: A baseball score and my reaction
2014/05/19: Guess what? Another hat.
2014/05/16: Daily affirmations for a teleworker
2014/04/27: Another day, another hat
2014/04/21: A Puig Triptych
2014/03/26: Finished the tiny blue hat
2014/03/21: Are you going to drop that food on the floor?
2014/03/07: A small hat (#32)
2014/02/25: Hat #30. Manos: Ribs of Leaves.
2014/02/16: Hat 29: Ribbed Leaves
2014/02/05: Even more name MADness
2014/02/04: Digging more broadly for Timeless, Goldilocks names: MADness
2013/12/23: Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain
2013/12/23: Debt
2013/12/17: A sock/visual pun
2010/11/05: A cold, uncaring universe
2010/10/21: Aaaaauuuuggghh!
2010/10/07: A ray of hope
2010/10/05: Kona’s Country Club 45-47
2010/09/12: Debranding baseball stadiums
2010/07/13: Escalator money
2010/07/04: Damned WMATA
2010/05/09: European Union Embassies’ Open House Day (and Kona’s Country Club 19-22)
2009/11/12: A day in the life
2009/11/08: Dictates from on high
2009/09/06: Ediface Complex
2009/08/19: Establishing priority
2009/06/23: A dog’s life
2009/02/04: A gross proposal
2008/08/29: Enemies
2008/07/17: East to California
2008/07/14: A saga of broken toys
2008/07/08: Data anomalies
2008/07/05: Ambassador Herbold explains the US election
2008/06/10: Data Ink
2008/05/24: Africa and Rwanda— From Crisis to Socioeconomic Development by His Excellency Paul Kagame (President of the Republic of Rwanda)
2008/05/15: A mystery cheese, and other pictures,
2008/03/28: Death, Taxes, and Trade Group Spokespeople
2008/02/18: A very awesome thing
2008/02/01: Denmark is the happiest place on Earth?
2008/01/06: Agility trials at Bishan Park
2007/12/30: Exam culture
2007/11/14: Economics class notes for week 13
2007/11/02: EAI Special Seminar—Professor Moon Chung-In
2007/10/17: Dean’s talk in Negotiation Class
2007/10/10: Dean’s speech on Principles of Governance in Singapore
2007/10/10: Economics Week 8 class notes
2007/10/01: Dean’s speech
2007/09/12: Doctor denies God credit for medical science
2007/09/02: Reading Notes
2007/08/17: Exxon lecture notes
2007/07/24: Alternate Maslow Hierarchy
2007/07/16: Evildoers beware
2007/07/12: A story in pictures
2007/06/08: A horrifying thought
2007/02/15: Dual monitors with separate video cards in Linux
2006/09/14: A look at the Project Management Professional Credential, Part 2
2006/08/15: Airport security
2006/07/01: Dzongkha Linux released
2006/06/18: A little logic puzzle
2006/06/01: A Non-Technical Introduction to Open Source
2006/04/27: Debian upgrade to xorg 7 breaks fonts
2006/04/14: A perfect morning
2006/03/15: Democrats only 95% spineless
2006/02/08: Evangelical Leaders Join Global Warming Initiative
2006/02/06: Dual monitors in portrait mode in linux (2400x1600)
2005/12/14: Does this prove that security is hard or that Ted Stevens is stupid?
2005/11/18: Daily good news
2005/11/09: Dover pulls ahead of Kansas
2005/10/14: After all, she’s under oath …
2005/09/28: Does it really make sense to base a whole law-enforcement philosophy on the rules of an athletic contest?
2005/05/19: A perfect factoid
2005/04/07: Economic Analysis of baseball contracts
2005/03/23: Accurate translation
2005/03/03: A technology tip
2005/03/02: A few good rides
2005/02/28: Escalation
2005/02/16: A user interface worth checking out
2005/01/10: Data Dictionary Updated
2005/01/05: Agenda for meetings, Thursday, 6 Jan
2004/12/29: DC strikes out?
2004/12/20: Disclaimer stickers for science books
2004/12/16: Dual Monitors on Debian Linux with Nvidia N200
2004/11/04: Every time it rains it rains/pennies from heaven
2004/10/26: Election Night Cheat Sheet
2004/10/19: Wouldn’t that look weird to a Martian?
2004/08/10: A great interview with Takeshi Kitano
2004/08/02: Democratic primary in a nutshell
2004/07/21: Alternatives to Orwell
2004/06/14: Every single decapitation bombing failed
2004/06/02: Dubya’s mis-speakin’ again
2004/04/13: Advice for writing
2004/03/29: A new mantra
2004/02/11: A Tragedy of Errors
2004/02/07: Essence of Selfish Gene Theory
2004/01/29: A surprise every day
2004/01/24: Actually I may have exaggerated the problems with my new Danish Class
2004/01/23: A checklist for optimists
2004/01/19: A Dread of Class is a Bad Sign
2003/11/13: Damned socialists
2003/10/27: About State taxes
2003/10/23: A perfect sentence
2003/10/22: Download or wear the Diebold voting machine memos
2003/10/16: Dennis Miller-like levels of hell
2003/10/12: Electrical Engineering problem
2003/09/04: Al Franken could really grow on you
2003/05/17: American Traveler International Apology Shirt
2003/05/15: Electronic Voting Machine vendors denigrate doubters
2003/05/13: Die Hard and Top Gun have nothing on reality
2003/05/01: Defining Vision (a book review)
2003/04/30: All things considered …
2003/04/20: Doing god’s work
2003/04/17: Didn’t she used to be a right-wing nut?
2003/04/16: Engineer, Physicist, Mathematician, programmer
2003/04/15: A good summary of the history of programming concepts
2003/04/01: A sample relational schema, in plain English
2003/03/25: DISTURBING JABBY GESTURES are the call of the day
2003/03/17: Ayn
2003/03/12: Death to advertising-supported content
2003/03/06: Does the ~invade Iraq~ book say what you think it does?
2001/04/07: Advanced Usability Testing Notes
2000/12/31: Joel’s Movie Reviews for 2000
1999/12/31: Joel’s Movie Reviews for 1999
1998/12/31: Joel’s Movie Reviews for 1998
1997/12/31: Joel’s Movie Reviews for 1997
1996/12/31: Joel’s Movie Reviews for 1996
1996/03/14: Great Moments in Spring Training
1995/12/31: Joel’s Movie Reviews for 1995
1994/12/31: Joel’s Movie Reviews for 1994 and before
1994/12/30: Joel’s Movie Review Scoring System