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80/20 Time Management

Quoting Richard Koch (‘The 80/20 principle’) again, more on time management.

The name ‘time management’ gives the game away:

  • it implies that time can be managed more efficiently,
  • that it is a valuable and scarce resource,
  • and that we must dance to its tune.

We must be parsimonious with time. Given half a chance, it will escape from us. Time lost, the time management evangelists say, can never be regained.


May 30th, 2008 » 13:40 » 5 Comments

How to break captchas

There’s only a few things I like better than having to type a captcha before I can get to my porn or post to my favourite wob2.0 site, things like getting kicked in the crotch, food poisoning and Alanis Morissette. Without further ado, here is how to break captchas part one.

Wintercore – Breaking Gmail’s Audio captcha
Vorm – Defeating audio (voice) captchas

May 30th, 2008 » 10:24 » 6 Comments


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Content may be king, but distribution pays the king’s mortgage.

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Google acquired reCaptcha about a month ago, you might want to throttle your reCaptcha solving per IP address from now on.

14/10/09» 16:22» link» comments

Matt Cutts on how Google deals with spam.

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Why you don’t want to shard.

Real World Web: Performance & Scalability.


Gearman is interesting.

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