- Jacques Mattheij: Living in the zone
This is an instructive account of what it's like to be a programmer, for those who don't understand why we're working at 2 AM, or why a quick interruption can be so frustrating. I do my best skiing at the very edge of my abilities—it's trance-like, and a distraction would probably send me crashing down. The same goes for programming.
- New York Times: Is Sugar Toxic?
Answer: Quite possibly. This is an important article. It seems probable that what's dangerous about corn syrup isn't anything intrinsically corn-syrupy, but that it is so cheap that it's enabled Americans to consume stunning quantities of added sugar. Ninety pounds per year, in fact. A standard single-serving bottle of cola has over eleven teaspoons of sugar.
- Engadget: Comcast Extreme 105 serves up 105Mbps internet speeds for home users with deep pockets
A 105Mbps connection from Comcast? That's great! Too bad it's still limited to their 250GB cap, a monthly limit that you'd hit on their new service in…uh…five hours and twenty minutes. No thank you.
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I’m feeling pretty good on the sugar front. I have about a teaspoon in my coffee on most (not all) days. In a typical week I don’t think that I eat any other refined sugar. I eat a lot of wild venison, a lot of potatoes lately, whatever wild plants I can find and whatever wild game and fish are in season. I think I’m probably in unusually good health for an American. To summarize, don’t eat much refined sugar; kill shit and eat it. Repeat as necessary.
While Comcast’s 105Mbps service is pretty impressive, every home and business in Hamilton County, TN (Chattanooga, TN) has access to 1Gbps fiber-to-the-structure capability. Details at http://www.epbfi.com if you’re interested.
I read a similar article a while ago:
(Bringing this up because it’s a good blog.)
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