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Not really skills related.
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What is this I don't even? Android Google sign-in hell.

I recently changed the password for my two non-work Google accounts. As part of that, my Android smartphone (a Samsung Galaxy II with Android 4.3) got signed out of all of its Google services, and started asking me to log in.

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The link spam just keeps coming. What's wrong with the world?

I've turned off comments. The ratio of kudos or questions to advertising for Nike-branded male enhancement outlets has gone above 1:100, and Mollom doesn't seem to help with that anymore.

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A reference for those milling ABS plastic enclosures

I had a hard time finding good feed and speed numbers for milling holes in plastic ABS enclosures ("project boxes.")
After a number of failed attempts, where the plastic would just melt and burr and become a mess, I found something that works for me, at least on the Desktop ShopBot at my local TechShop:

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Making things

I make things. At work, I make software -- and, being super busy, I don't have much time to blog about all the cool stuff we do to grow IMVU.
During my "copious" spare time, I do things that aren't software. Like hardware.
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What loading a home page should not look like

I like watching Anime. Netflix has a lot of good things, many of which come from the American importer/distributor Funimation. But Funimation has started not making everything they have available to Netflix; instead they have a subscription service specifically for their own site. This service is about as expensive as a Netflix streaming subscription (I think one dollar cheaper?) I'm afraid this is the future of streaming video, unless someone can come up with a $30/month all-high-quality-programming streaming video service. But I digress.
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Measuring scheduling latency on virtualized versus bare hardware

The scheduling latency is the longest time that a "ready" process may have to wait before it actually gets to run.
On a system with a single CPU/core, and many ready processes, this latency will be very long.
On a system that is idle, and has many free CPUs/cores, it should theoretically be zero.

Building interactive games on top of a web/HTTP technology stack

I recently answered question on the gamedev.net multiplayer and networking forum, that I feel warrants further distribution. The question dealt with trying to use MySQL eventing and MySQL data as the "server" for a large-scale multi-player web-based game.

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Lead Game Tester: 60 dollars a year?

I recently saw this ad:

A whole 60 dollars a year? That's cheaper than outsourcing to Congo! (the poorest nation on Earth).

Job recruiting scam pro-tip: Proofread your ads!

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A very large number

Here's a number. Anyone care to guess what it is?

2003529930406846464979072351560255750447825475569751419265016973710894059556311
4530895061308809333481010382343429072631818229493821188126688695063647615470291
6504187191635158796634721944293092798208430910485599057015931895963952486337236
7203002916969592156108764948889254090805911457037675208500206671563702366126359

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Node.js Mersenne Twister random number generator module

I made a Node.js module. It's a packaging and slight update of the JavaScript implementation of the Mersenne Twister random number generator (which is a really high quality generator, as well as pretty fast).

I'm hoping you can soon get it with npm:

$ npm install mersenne
$

Usage is simple:

r = require('mersenne');

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