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An entrepreneur’s journey into grid computing and partnering with Microsoft, by John Powers

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Entries from December 2010

WAY Off Topic: Skunk Party

December 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

I like living in Lafayette, but occasionally its suburban-to-semi-rural nature reminds us that various other species think we’re on their property.  Deer eat most anything we plant, gophers re-engineer the yard from time to time, turkeys by the dozen wander by pooping on everything in sight, woodpeckers eat away at the exterior of the house, […]

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That New-Computer Smell…

December 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Is there anything sweeter than getting behind the wheel of a brand new computer? OK, I realize this is a very old-school attitude, but I’m at least partly serious — the process of upgrading from an OK old computer to a great new computer can still be pretty eye-opening. I recently upgraded my primary home […]

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