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  1. VMWare and USB 3

    It took me a while to figure out why my external Seagate harddrive wasn’t working on Windows 7 and VMware Fusion 5. As it turns out, VMware Fusion 5 does not support USB 3.0 with Windows 71. What is not intuitive — and frankly doesn’t make sense — is that VMware Fusion 5 will not…

  2. One Site To Rule Them All

    I’ve spent a good chunk of time this week transitioning AFdN from a standalone WordPress site to be part of the ferguson.pw WordPress Multisite cluster. This is more cool for me than you because I now only have to manage one WordPress installation for everyone, rather than two or more installations. Huzzah! Some lessons learned:…

  3. Countdown Timer v3.0.6

    Sometime in June of 2012 I released version 3.0 of Countdown Timer. Before that, the last major release was version 2.4 in April of 2010. I’ve just been busy with other things1. The other reason was that the program had grown from it’s modest roots as a single 321 sloc2 program to a multiple files…

  4. Thoughts on King County’s Failed Proposition 1

    While most of the coverage for Proposition 1 read nice, there was not a lot of data shown to back it up the claims. This is frustrating because once you starting digging into the data, you find things like the fact that since 2001 operating costs per vehicle hour have increased 17%1 (when adjusted for…

  5. What Is a Photocopier?

    How would you explain a photocopier, in lay terms? If someone asked you if your office had a photocopier, what would your answer be? Apparently, this was a challenge for a $64,000-a-year Cuyahoga County worker which the NYTimes has crafted into a rather gripping Op-Doc.