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Daniel Burton
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When we were kids we used to like digging big holes in the orchard. The joke was that if you dug deep enough you would come out in China. Of course we never thought we could dig all the way to China. Besides this was during the Cold War so we knew that Amer...

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Why do you think I want this boat
I love Joe vs the Volcano. It is one of my favorite all time movies. I think the part on the boat expresses a lot of what I like. J: Are you used to this? P: What? J: The ocean, the stars. P: You never get used to it.  Why do you think I want this boat? All...

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Biking to Work is Dangerous
I think biking to work is dangerous, but not for the reasons that just popped into your head. I was a bit lazy this morning and took a little longer to do those things I do every morning before going to work, like feeding the chickens and the raven (yes. I ...

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Serving Pages and Mustache with Perfect
Ryan Collins has some great videos on how to use Perfect   to serve web pages and how to use Mustache . These were great for helping me get things going, but I prefer a written format to video, so I am going to repeat a bit of what Ryan has done. Chris Mana...

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Working with Swift subclasses
I decided to build the web service for my iOS and Android app using Perfect which is a Swift server implementation. I am using MySQL to host a database and wanted to a nice way to get the database tables written out as JSON. I had some problems but here is ...

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Land of Opportunity
I used to work with a woman from India. One day we were talking and she referred to the USA as "loo". I had no idea what she ment. Yeah, I have heard the phrase Land of Opportunity, but hadn't given it much thought. Wikipedia entry for Land of Opportunity s...

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Antarctica Weather: extremely difficult
One hundred years ago Ernest Shackleton and his team attempted to cross Antarctica. They didn't make it to the South Pole but their expedition became one of the greatest adventure stories ever written. Two expeditions are commemorating Shackleton's expediti...

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I got lazy
The shuffle mode on the iPhone doesn't do a good job of randomizing. It likes to play the same songs over and over and then some songs never get played. This morning on the way to work the phone started playing an audio recording from the day I was at the S...

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I'm Committed
Or maybe the title should be "I should be committed!"  I just started a new job as a software developer for Xactware. It is about 25 miles round trip from my home. I committed to myself that I would bike every day to work. Yesterday was getting set up. Gett...

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Why Do I Like My Miata So Much?
I think I'm slowly figuring things out. A few months ago I rode my bike from Utah to the Oregon coast to go buy back my old Miata. But my old Miata came with a bonus, a not quite as old Miata to use as parts. So for that last few months I have needed to mak...
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