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The sweet, sweet evil that is Facebook… November 24, 2012

Posted by oktyabr in it's debatable!, opinions, personal, social networking, web, web 2.0.
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Facebook!  How I love thee… How I HATE thee!

It seems as if Facebook has put a real dent in the more traditional examples of self-publishing, including this very blog.  Is this a good thing?  Well… it means that maybe you have an easier time finding like-minded people to have topical discussions with.  Want to know the right way to milk a yak?  Yup, there is a facebook group or page for it.  And yet all is not sunny in the land of Facebook!  It has many small problems that I am personally perplexed as to why they exist!



Ye old “GIMP vs. Photoshop” revisited March 29, 2011

Posted by oktyabr in consumer, GIMP, graphics, it's debatable!, open source, opinions, personal, software.

My original post GIMP vs. Photoshop is still one of the posts that I get the most comments on, even though I wrote it over a year ago!  Not all of the comments get published though 😉 

This one did because after the name calling was done the writer actually had a point, sort of, so I thought maybe I’d revisit the topic…  What follows is the comment and my reply:


The Uninformed Skeptic: Eat Right For Your Type January 28, 2009

Posted by oktyabr in consumer, health, it's debatable!, opinions, personal, skeptic.
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It was one of those occasions when a relatively large group of my extended family gathered together in a public establishment for an  extended period of time, in this case, a fairly popular restaurant.  The menu was extensive and offered many appetizing choices and I mulled my decision for quite awhile with a growing amount of impatience and suggestions from parent and sibling alike.  One suggestion suddenly stuck out from the rest:  “You shouldn’t eat that… you have the same blood type as me.” That’s how the argument started…