Blown Away by Precor

Seven years ago we purchased a Precor treadmill from Fitness Systems, Inc, a local Precor dealer. I wanted a treadmill that could sustain my pounding and be comfortable with my longer than average stride.

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Open vs Closed Source

I have heard open source compared a lot to socialism, or maybe better as something that is not capitalism. Equally frustrating, I have been around the crowd that jeers the people that sell closed source software. There is a lot of misperceptions that exist about both commercial software and open source.

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How to Store Arbitrary Data in a Django Model

I have a number of different places where I have wanted to store arbitrary data along with structured data in a Django model. This is data that I wouldn't necessarily care to use a value to retrieve data but when displaying or working with a record or records of this data, being able to have this data available in a manner that I didn't have to parse was nice.

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PyCon 2010 Recap

The videos from PyCon 2010 appear to be coming online now and I highly recommend checking them out if you weren't able to attend or missed some of the sessions you wanted to see while there at other sessions. There was a ton of great stuff to soak in through osmosis. In addition, it was great to meet others in the community that I know through IRC / Twitter / Email / Projects.

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Forget The Pony

This is too good not to share (and thank you Eric for tweeting the link):

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Obama's Transparency Strategy

It goes something like this:

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Thankful, I am

It seems like an obligatory or cliched post to write, but on the eve of Thanksgiving (actually it's already past midnight as I write, so I guess it is already here), I feel it appropriate to sum up just some of the highlights of things in my life that I am thankful for.

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Global Warming Scam Exposed

Update

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Thoughts on Healthcare

What is the real end goal with this Healthcare legislation?

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Have We Forgotten?

It's hard for me to not be discouraged these days.

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