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Kevin Norris
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Software developer and all-around geek
Software developer and all-around geek

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Comcast, please remind me why I pay you $70 a month...

% ping 8.8.8.8
PING 8.8.8.8 (8.8.8.8) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=1 ttl=53 time=6187 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=2 ttl=53 time=5186 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=4 ttl=53 time=6097 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=6 ttl=53 time=11496 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=8 ttl=53 time=11031 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=9 ttl=53 time=10944 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=10 ttl=53 time=9960 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=11 ttl=53 time=9297 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=12 ttl=53 time=8297 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=13 ttl=53 time=9861 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=14 ttl=53 time=8870 ms
64 bytes from 8.8.8.8: icmp_seq=17 ttl=53 time=11739 ms
^C
--- 8.8.8.8 ping statistics ---
31 packets transmitted, 12 received, 61% packet loss, time 33079ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 5186.338/9080.922/11739.756/2135.326 ms, pipe 12
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Windows 10's "Notify to schedule restart" option is evil
Happy Patch Tuesday, everyone.  This is actually my first Patch Tuesday on Windows 10, and I'm learning some interesting things about how it works in 10. By default, Windows Update will reboot the computer automatically when it's not in use.  That's fine f...
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Mercurial koans
A young acolyte approached Master Hg.  "Master Hg, what is the nature of Mercurial Branches?" Master Hg replied, "Branches are markers attached to every commit, indelible and eternal." The acolyte nodded.  "Master, if we use branches for tracking new featur...
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I know these things are annoying, but they're just so much fun.
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This is what a beautiful proof looks like.  Scroll up to see the question.
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Kevin Norris commented on a post on Blogger.
In which I unwisely wade into the #TimHunt debate.
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Why I don't use hg-flow
I recently had a chance to read A successful Git branching model (the branching model underlying the popular git-flow and hg-flow extensions), and I found it rather interesting.  For NBTParse, I've been following a modified form of Mercurial's standard bran...
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NBTParse
For quite some time, now, I've been working on a Python library called NBTParse .  It's designed to manipulate Minecraft worlds.  It's been languishing in a not-ready-for-prime-time state for the longest time, but I've finally decided to start working towar...
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#Transistor has some ridiculously good music.
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Picture-perfect pancakes.  Almost look like I got them from IHOP.  #foodporn #pancakes  
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