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Alex Hopmann
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Some more new LED lightbulbs. I'm up to about a dozen at home. As I've run out of various other bulbs around the house I've been replacing them with LEDs although I still have a bunch of CFCs I bought at extreme discounts to go through. There are a few tricky spots still- haven't seen LEDs yet certified for outdoor (possibly wet) conditions or enclosed spaces (my shower has a lightbulb that stays dry but its enclosed so I'm not sure about how hot it gets inside there).

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-57328925-54/samsung-lights-up-new-led-bulbs-line/?tag=mncol;cnetRiver
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Something like this, just not sure of the base diameter, probably E12 : http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/218ZtXZwftL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Haven't looked at HD recently, seems like they do exist: http://1000bulbs.com/product/58875/LED-406066.html but about 2x what I would be willing to pay.
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HardDrive prices went psycho expensive because of the floods in Thailand. 2TB drives went from like $80 to $200 now (although one is still around at $135). Is this a big opportunity for a breakthrough in SSDs since the cost has been such an issue? SSDs are still more expensive, but the ratio has changed quite a bit.
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Yea, although once you get used to using a SSD for your boot drive, its hard to go back. NewEgg just had 15% off on all the OCZ SSDs yesterday...:)
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Good job Alex.
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Google Music feedback- albums I downloaded from Google Music don't have the "Album Artist" metadata set correctly. On an album with contributing artists the songs get sprayed into different directories and it turns into a mess.
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Jeremy Rifkin was on the radio today from a talk he did in Seattle recently and there was at least one really interesting point he made. He suggested that young people now don't think so much in terms of left vs. right, liberal vs. conservative. They think about "big top down organizations with hierarchy and rules and proprietary stuff" vs. "loosely organized sharing organizations with open principles". There is an interesting explanation here for some of the "occupy" folks- while some of them fit into traditional models ("Down with capitalism"), much of the anger seems focused on traditional power structures, both in government and corporations. http://www.kuow.org/mp3high/mp3/SpeakersForum/SpeakersForum20111110.mp3
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That's really interesting, and, de-mystifies the movement a bit for me. Thanks for sharing the link.
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Wow, these look really cool. Might do one of these instead of the mini-desktop I was thinking of doing. http://www.lowcarbonpc.com/FIRE-Stylish-Silver-Intel-i7-Powerful-Mini-PC-Computer-100-402.htm?productId=5
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Yeah you really have to find work arounds sometimes with Apple. So you need two display outputs? Looks like (with the AMD graphics model) you can use a miniDisplay port to HDMI adapter that connects to the Thunderbolt port, and then you have the native HDMI output. Not that I have actually done that, but it seems to be possible. http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1105978
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  • Microsoft Corporation
    Software Engineer, 1996 - present
  • Pure Networks
    Director of Program Management, 2005 - 2006
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Software guy working on cloud-scale SharePoint lately...
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Scored a soccer goal last week.. with my left foot!
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