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Michael Koby

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The Lost Year – 2014 in Reviewmkoby

Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:03:18 +0000

It occurs to me as I look back at my posts from last year, I didn’t do a 2013 “year in review” and that’s poor form on my part. As I sat down to do this review of 2014, I … Continue reading (image)

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Job Status: In Limbomkoby

Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:30:23 +0000

On Friday, my boss asked to speak with me in private. He had just gotten back from talking to his investors, and I had an inkling it wasn’t good news. My instincts were correct. Turns out, things have been pretty … Continue reading (image)

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How I Lost 42 Pounds In a YearmkobyTrack My Weight on Fitbit

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:55:23 +0000

Today marks the one year anniversary of when I got serious about wanting to lose weight. As many people have noticed and asked the same “how did you do it” questions, I figured this would be a good time to … Continue reading (image)

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A Plan to Better My Understanding of Various Subjectsmkoby

Sat, 09 Nov 2013 20:48:46 +0000

If you know me personally, you know I have little reservation about discussing religion or politics in a public setting. I think the idea that you should not discuss these things in “polite” conversation is an idiotic one. If we … Continue reading (image)

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Women in Technologymkoby

Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:41:09 +0000

Before I start, I feel I should preface this with the statement of “I’m a guy” and therefore I have no personal understanding of the woman’s plight when it comes to working in the technology field or as a programmer.  I … Continue reading (image)

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Aiding the Enemymkoby

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:42:04 +0000

Bradley Manning has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Fortunately he was found “not guilty” of “aiding the enemy” but for other charges of espionage and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (a seriously outdated law). I … Continue reading (image)

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Thoughts on Cloud Based StoragemkobyiCloud

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:28:00 +0000

It hit me while I was reading this discussion on redesigning the save button. In most applications right now the “save” button shows a floppy disk. When’s the last time you used a floppy disk to save anything? Exactly. The … Continue reading (image)

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The Logic of Gun Control Advocatesmkoby

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:30:11 +0000

I’ve heard this one a few times. “We need federal gun control laws because gun control laws done by a state don’t matter because people can just go to another state to get guns.” You hear this a lot when … Continue reading (image)

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Now Hosted at WordPress.commkoby

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:12:30 +0000

After years on Site5, I decided that instead of paying money for servers I don’t really need, I would instead move my blog to and may they’re much smaller annual fee for having a domain name. This is not … Continue reading (image)

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"You don't need an 'Assault Weapon'"mkoby

Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:30:07 +0000

Since the subject of gun control is back in the national spotlight, you see people from both sides arguing their case. People on the side of more gun control will routinely say something like "You don't need an assault rifle." Because they're scared of the black gun that looks like a military weapon. I want to spend some time attacking this argument. Continue reading (image)

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2012 In Reviewmkoby

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:30:31 +0000

“All these little failures. My year in review” — Bill Mallonee “My Year in Review” A new year is about to begin, so it seems appropriate to reflect on the previous one. The 2012 year started with the family in … Continue reading (image)

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Fitbit-ing to a Healthier LifestylemkobyfitbitoneWeekly Calorie Graph

Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:28:15 +0000

I'm overweight. In stereotypical computer nerd fashion, I am pudgy. It's okay, I said it so you can too. I've been overweight for a good while now. Everything I've tried to date to get healthier has fallen flat on it's face. I either gave up after a short period or just didn't care enough. Last month though I decided that something needed to change. I know I needed to be more active but I could never bring myself to actually be more active. Over the summer I tried to get into running, I actually stuck with it longer than I had anything else over the last 5 years, mostly due to the encouragement of a friend of mine who runs L3 Fitness. It only lasted three whole weeks. I've since felt quite guilty about not following through, but I knew that diving back into running routinely wasn't going to stick. I knew I needed a lifestyle change. Continue reading (image)

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The Problem with Your Gun Controlmkoby

Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:05:03 +0000

Yesterday, another horrible person went on a shooting spree. He killed 26 people, many of whom were elementary school children. This person was sick, demented, and obviously needed help. And I feel nothing but pain and sorrow for the families involved. This is a tragedy, no doubt there. But it didn't take but two to four hours for my Twitter, Google+, and Facebook feeds to fill up with political rhetoric about the need for more gun control. It got so bad that I had to actually stop reading my social network feeds and I've only glanced at Facebook a couple of times since then. I want to talk about the problem with gun control legislation. Continue reading (image)

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Jotting Journal: Your New Private Online Journalmkoby

Wed, 21 Nov 2012 12:30:34 +0000

Say hello to Jotting Journal. A private web based (or "cloud based" if you're into buzz words) online journal. This web application is meant to be a place where you can log your private thoughts and do so in a more cross platform manner than some of the other more popular journal-ing applications out there. Continue reading (image)

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Some Thoughts on Recent Politicsmkoby

Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:39:05 +0000

All that being said I want to be clear from the start that I am not trying to make people angry with this post, but these are some thoughts that I've had over the last few months and things I've wanted to say with regards to some of the more popular talking points in our political discussions today. Continue reading (image)

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Some Thoughts on Apple vs. Samsungmkoby

Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:48:56 +0000

So by now you've all heard that the jury awarded Apple a billion dollar win in their patent suit against Samsung. This is big news in the technology world, with all sides weighing in with their opinions, thoughts, and accusations. I figured I might as well join the party. Continue reading (image)

Media Files: Short Hiatusmkoby

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:30:25 +0000

With the release of the 16th episode, has completed its first complete screencast series. It's a moment to be proud of. However, give some recent events in the home office, I've gotten a little behind on my backlog. I have several episodes for the next series in various stages of completion. But I've been without my primary audio editing machine for 2 weeks now, and it'll be another week before I can get back on it. The computer is fine, it's just been unplugged. Continue reading (image)

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I'm Not Boycotting Apple, But They Have Made Me Angrymkoby

Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:53:36 +0000

If you haven't heard, Apple managed to get an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Google's current Nexus phone. This makes angry. Sure, I can't do nothing about it and I'm mostly over the initial anger from reading that this happened. But I think that's it's a pretty bad move by Apple and here's why. Continue reading (image)

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I’m Not Boycotting Apple, But They Have Made Me Angrymkoby

Wed, 04 Jul 2012 16:53:36 +0000

If you haven't heard, Apple managed to get an injunction against the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Google's current Nexus phone. This makes angry. Sure, I can't do nothing about it and I'm mostly over the initial anger from reading that this happened. But I think that's it's a pretty bad move by Apple and here's why. Continue reading (image)

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Stop Being Lukewarmmkoby

Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:22:46 +0000

It got me to thinking and it hit me later that this shouldn't just apply to your relationship with God (though that is important), but it can and should apply in all aspects of your life. Stop riding the middle, stop making excuses, and do something about it. Continue reading (image)

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