Archive for December 11th, 2007

Who is the Kinkiest Presidential Candidate?

Okay, so I know this is probably a bad idea from the get go, but bear with me here – and keep in mind, this might not be completely, 100% workplace safe, ‘kay?

So, odds are good that you already support a candidate, and would like to see them get your party’s nomination. You probably know a lot about your chosen candidate – and probably something about their opponents, as well. But, tell me, do you know who the dirtiest, kinkiest, most downright open-minded and adventurous presidential candidate is? You might be surprised to discover that it’s…
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Published in: Geekiness, General | on December 11th, 2007 | 3 Comments »

GZip – Saving the Internet, One Kilobyte at a Time

Entropic Memes runs on WordPress (behind a Squid cache), with a lot of performance enhancements stuck on. One of the more overlooked benefits is that of the lowly and humble GZip compression provided through PHP – in my case, it’s enabled server-wide. It can reduce the actual amount of data transferred by a quite remarkable amount – saving not only bandwidth, but time, as well.

While looking at the server logs this afternoon, three subsequent requests for the same page caught my eye:
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Published in: Geekiness, General, Meta | on December 11th, 2007 | Comments Off on GZip – Saving the Internet, One Kilobyte at a Time

Military Logos

They might not be “awesomely bad”, but here are two favorites from my collection of offbeat, weird, and wacky government t-shirts. The first comes courtesy of what is now the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, but used to be the National Imagery and Mapping Agency. At NIMA, they said, technology worked hard. It also, apparently, played hard, as well:
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Published in: Geekiness, General, History | on December 11th, 2007 | 8 Comments »