The View From My Window

I've been a regular reader of Andrew Sullivan's blog for a few years now. His political analysis is top-notch, and I find Andrew's discussion with readers to be consistently thought-provoking…

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Google Public DNS and FUD

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Yesterday Google announced the release of Google Public DNS, the company’s free domain name resolution service (if you’re unfamiliar with DNS, it’s the system that translates the human-friendly google.com domain to the computer-friendly 74.125.53.100). This news came as a surprise to everyone, and has generated a ton of coverage by technology bloggers and journalists as a result. Unfortunately, lots of it is utter crap, and gets the story all wrong while instead propagating endless fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

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Quicken Online and Mint

A few weeks ago, online personal finance site Mint announced that it was being acquired by its main competitor, Intuit (maker of Quicken, QuickBooks, and TurboTax). Since then, the online…

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Britney in Grand Forks

Last Saturday night Casey and I attended the Britney Spears Circus tour at its stop in Grand Forks. It was quite the experience, and easily one of the city's biggest events…

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