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I added a bunch of people on my Apps G+. Gonna use that from now on.
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Brilliant! I'll try that :).

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Okay, so $1000, compounding annually at 2% is not impressive. That's your typical savings account return.

However, in a good growth-stock mutual fund that compounds 12% (historical track record of the market in general, and lots of funds that make this rate), your $1000 becomes $3105. Triple the money for no additional principal.
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How long a history do you include in your 'historical', Joshua? I'm not being flippant - but AFAIK 'historical' (last millennium) inflation is around 2%.

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I just read a security mailing list thread on monitoring employee email. Apparently this is "okay" because it went through the proper HR channels.

My question in general is why is this the course of action? If the employee is not trustworthy, or doing something inappropriate, they should be offered the opportunity to work somewhere else, not monitored.

I totally get that employee activities on the company clock are not for personal use, and should be ethical and all that good stuff. I just really don't think you should employ people you can't trust and have to 'watch.'
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I love some Jon Stewart reality dosage.
Jon Stewart belitted conservative commentators' claims that billionaire investor Warren Buffett is engaging in class warfare -- and may be a socialist -- because he wants to end "extraordinary
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Far from a bubble, we're watching a new generation of tech start-ups realize the Web's original potential, says Marc Andreessen.
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Current iMac status: +8G memory (12G total). The 8G refurbished option was $150 more than I spent on this memory ($36).
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I bet Lion feels a lot better with that extra 8 gigs of ram too.
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Finally took a few minutes to reduce the number of posts my blog on Posterous displays by default. Now the main page loads a lot faster!

http://jtimberman.posterous.com/
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Two new blog posts!

The first of today is a guide to writing Chef cookbooks. A lot of people ask for this kind of guide, so this one aims to be comprehensive, but relatively simple.

http://bit.ly/qiDjzF

The second is an update to a previous post I made back in April on how I manage my workstations (3 MacBooks and now and iMac) with Chef.

http://bit.ly/nnep4B

If you haven't read the previous post, it will give some additional background that may be relevant.

http://bit.ly/guCtmD
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Niiiiice! I've been waiting for more on workstations! Currently in the thick of it, but I'll try to contribute to the convo once I get my footing :) Thanks Timberman!

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Wow there's some curmudgeons in InfoSec.

I mean, not surprising, but I just read a thread on password management applications, the desire to control configuration remotely via GPO, and antagonism toward tools that use browser plugins.
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DoD gets most of its problems by having people make policy that don't really understand the material at hand. So, take all the curmudgeonly attitudes from the for-profit world and run that through a game of telephone in a nursing home. 

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Part of me wants to build a distributed iTunes library service for home network users with multiple computers/accounts.

But, I'm hoping the need for such a thing will be gone when iCloud is released.
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Does AeroFS fit the bill? Not sure how well it works without internet, but should work on a home network, though I haven't tried it myself (multiple libraries might fit your "multiple accounts" use-case).

http://www.aerofs.com/features (details are scarce, but read last bullet point)

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"Computers degrade in value at roughly the same rate as bananas."

Read more: 6 Reasons The Guy Who's Fixing Your Computer Hates You | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-reasons-guy-whos-fixing-your-computer-hates-you
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Wifi upgrade successful though my Macs can't join the 2.4 Ghz interface, only the 5 Ghz.
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I ended up doing the Apple Airport Extreme and put 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz on different SSID's for the moment.
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Using my other Google (Apps) account now.