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At work, the discussion arose about “Object Prevalence” vs. “Object
Persistence” (ie, a database). They pointed me (via Slashdot
to this
article on the subject
. One of my weaknesses as a developer is
tied closely to one of my strengths. I’m always willing to learn new
things, but I spend a lot of my time always climbing
the learning curve of the next really cool thing. I’m definitely
taking a look at this, though, as it might really help out something
I’m doing on the side.

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I have been known to spend a little money here and there on
impractical things that I think are cool. I kind of wish I could spare
a grand or ten to buy this
somewhat restored Enigma machine
. That would be a hard one to
explain – “Honey, I spent the money for that new car on a piece of WW
II crypto gear. Cool, no?”