Archive | Miscellany

The American Dream

This post departs from WhyPad’s usual fare, but when history is being made, you must wade into the river before it passes you by. Today, America and the world stand  together in the midst of economic, political, and social ruin.  It would be unfair to blame this on any one person, nation, religion, or lack […]

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Fireworks over Friendship by snowrider on Flickr

Happy 2009!

Here’s wishing all WhyPad readers a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2009!  May we all make the world around us a little better next year. Cheers! Byron

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Only fictional character with his/her own ZIP Code?

There is a neat article over at Techrepublic on their Geek Trivia series on the history of the ZIP code.   It’s a quick/interesting read, and the trivia question behind the history lesson is: Who is the only fictional character to receive his/her own ZIP code? I won’t spoil it for you.  Check out the article […]

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Moving to Media Temple

First off, I’d like to thank all of you who drop my little blog.  I don’t have tons of readers, so each and every one of you brings a little chunk of joy to me.  That said, after 6 days of off and on network problems with my old web host, I decided to move […]

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Programmers: Where are they now?

I’d like to point up a blog post by Leonard Richardson who pulled together a list of “where are they nows” on programmers who were interviewed for the 1986 book, Programmers at Work. I find it irresistably interesting to see the paths that people’s lives take. The list is a who’s who of programmers who […]

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