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Making Maple Syrup at Home

Sunday, March 6, 2016
By Colin
Making Maple Syrup at Home

We have a few maple trees where we live in Westchester county, in NY state.  I gave tapping them a go this year.  I had decided to do it last summer, and that was when I walked around and identified the maple trees by their leaves, and put a green ribbon around a few... »

GIT Commands Cheat Sheet

Monday, January 25, 2016
By Colin

A cheat sheet of git commands that I use the most, and also of the ones I use the least (which is really much more important to have on a cheat sheet). »

Powerball Lottery: Best demo yet of why you will not win

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

http://graphics.latimes.com/powerball-simulator/ Go ahead, bet your paycheck.  You’ll thank me you bet it here, and not at the bodega.     »


How to type accents é, è, ñ, ü, ê and other special characters on your Mac keyboard

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
By Colin
How to type accents é, è, ñ, ü, ê and other special characters on your Mac keyboard

Problem:  You’re on an English keyboard on a Mac, and you need to type letters with accents, like é, è, ñ, ü, ê or other special characters, like ç,... »

List of 2016 Prediction Lists

Thursday, December 31, 2015
By Colin

Predictions for 2016: From Bloomberg Business: “A Pessimist’s Guide to the World in 2016”   Not so much a series of predictions, but the wargaming of ugly geopolitical what-ifs.... »

Amazon Silk Browser does not send a user agent when downloading assets specified in a cache manifest

Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Colin

Here is some header info for a file downloaded by the part of the silk browser that is reading the cache manifest: Date: May 31 21:41:56 HTTP Code: 200... »