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Execution Table

Thoughts On The Death Penalty

Today I am struggling. After a lifetime of being staunchly opposed to the death penalty I find myself re-examining decades-old beliefs and trying to stave off deep feelings of anger and bloodlust revenge. A...

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Stamp Stories: The Nursing Commemorative Stamp

I recently pulled out my ancient stamp collection, dusted it off, and thought, “Man, what’s the story behind this one?” on several of them. To that end, I’ve added a “Stamp Stories” section of...

Mandelbrot Set

Playing around with the Mandelbrot Set

What does a geek do when he’s given a little downtime during a week of conference talks and meetings? He plays with the Mandelbrot set. I’ve been getting into vector programming – the nitty-gritty...