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Thanks Jeff, now my face is a big :( But seriously, it's good to share this stuff. You can't bottle this level of emotion indefinitely or it will just burn you up. You need to talk about it so you can reason with it and understand what you're feeling. The Moth Stories video of Anthony Griffith is the most real thing I think I've ever seen on the internet. By that I mean I don't think I've empathised so strongly with anything. It also disgusts me. It was recorded almost ten years ago, describing an event well over ten years before that. I can't, wont comprehend just how somebody can have something like that inside them for thirteen years. When you watch the video, you're witnessing thirteen years of the most horrific torture compressed into a few minutes. I want to flinch but I can't. This record of his pain will always be there and I can't do anything to stop his pain in it. Then you start to wonder: does he still feel this way? Is there a corner in his mind that he can't start to talk about without shouting, without crying, without reliving every precious minute of those years where he both gained and lost everything? It actually scares me. To suffer the initial pain is bad enough but that's life, that's the ride. But to be trapped in the pain for decades like some sort of Sisyphean loop... Well, it's unimaginable.
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2012 on Somebody is to Blame for This at Coding Horror
Release early, release often. Unless you're Google because it's getting silly now.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2011 on The Infinite Version at Coding Horror
The hardware specs here are silly. You can do 1080p easily with the following stack: - Acer Aspire Revo 3600: quite old now, single core Atom, ION chipset (Nvidia 9400M): £130 used - Some extra RAM if you like: £20 - Ubuntu: £0 - Boxee: £0 I've spent the time to build up off an Ubuntu Server install but you can easily just use the standard Ubuntu Desktop... And there you have it. For less than $200 you have a system that does audio over HDMI, full 1080p HD, is nigh on silent and comes with a bracket to mount it to the back of a screen. It's not going to be as fast as your machine... But we're talking about a computer that is really only designed for one thing: media playback. For that the old Revo does fine. And if you want more power they do do a new version with an Atom D525 which is easily three times as powerful. Note: if you try chucking Windows on this, it will work but it's half a minute longer to boot and playback can be hit and miss depending on what Windows decides it wants to do in the background. Ubuntu uber alles. **This was a public service announcement from your friends at AskUbuntu.com**
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on Revisiting the Home Theater PC at Coding Horror
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