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Keith Zubot-Gephart
Works at G. Michaels Consulting Ltd.
Attended University of Alberta
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Apparently Weird Al is releasing a new album for my birthday. Grade Six Keith is extremely excited.
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"We economists are very much disposed toward our models, and our models assume that economic choices converge very quickly toward some kind of equilibrium where demand equals supply and where prices tend to their natural level and so on and so forth. Well, that's not how the real world works."
The in-house economist for the company behind Half-Life and Portal explains what video games can teach us.
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For a person who posts so little to my various web sites and spaces, I actually have a surprisingly large number of takedown requests from people upset with me having posted one thing or another (by which I mean about 4 ever so far, which is nonetheless a surprisingly large ratio).
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The Heartbleed bug is a good example of how if your code is permissively licensed, no matter how ubiquitously it is, you can't actually expect contributions from the deep-pocketed resource pools that use it. Don't let corporations whining about the obligations of copyleft mislead you; in practice, they don't even have their own best interests at heart.
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“It’s 2009,” Katsuyama says. “This had been happening to me for almost two years. There’s no way I’m the first guy to have figured this out. So what happened to everyone else?” The question seemed to answer itself: Anyone who understood the problem was making money off it.
How a band of outsiders discovered that the stock market was rigged — and set out to change it.
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Brought the USB-to-ethernet adapter, forgot to bring an ethernet cable. Oops. Well, at least with my carrier doing prorated addons and the month nearly up I actually have unlimited data for $5 while in the States this time. I mean, sure this hotel has wireless, but it's extremely flaky; too many truckers torrenting, I assume.
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Using my Pebble as a trusted device has gotten a bit weird on 4.4.3 with the Moto X. Currently it's "connected"... which is an impressive Bluetooth range considering I left it at home!
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I've found using Taster to do the same job as Bluetooth Trusted Devices is more reliable FWIW, even on my Moto G which has the Trusted Devices feature built in... 
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This hesitant behavior is usually characterized by the Field Service Engineer walking into the machine room, observing the flames coming out of the system cabinets and saying: "AH, HA! This looks like a software problem."
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Getting critical systems back up and running on a weekend makes me a bit less . . . formal with my edits to shell scripts.

#!/bin/sh
USER="$3"
if [ "$USER" = "syncuser" ]; then exit 0; fi
echo "Only the svnsync user can change revprops" >&2
echo "But fuck it, whatever"
exit 0
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Most psychological research on P.S.T.D. suggests that, for those who have experienced trauma, "triggers" can be complex and unpredictable, appearing in many forms, from sounds to smells to weather conditions and times of the year. In this sense, anything can be a trigger —a musky cologne, a ditsy pop song, a footprint in the snow...Issuing caution on the basis of potential harm or insult doesn't help us negotiate our reactions; it makes our dealings with others more fraught...Trigger warnings are presented as a gesture of empathy, but the irony is they lead only to more solipsism, an over-preoccupation with one’s own feelings—much to the detriment of society as a whole.
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Shorter and missing some of the flourishes of the original ( http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/in-which-i-fix-my-girlfriends-grandparents-wifi-and-am-hailed-as-a-conquering-hero ) but that doesn't stop it from being fairly fantastic anyways.
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I live close enough that every time I open this app, Google asks me if I want to review the place. Well, what can I say? It's the kind of restaurant that makes it clear that most of what we call "Chinese food" is the Asian equivalent of McDonald's, and thanks to Happy Garden my first word lo so many years ago was "tofu" (and I'm not even a vegetarian). So, the food is excellent without pandering too much to western tastes, and about the only thing bad one could say is that they aren't open every single day of the week.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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