Jun 20 2009

Citgo part 2: I talk to the girl behind the counter

And she may very well be one of the owners…

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Jun 19 2009

Weeks later, this Citgo sign still doesn’t match the pump price

A lazy worker might account for a day or two. But weeks? Come on. How can the owner of a national fran­chise over­look some­thing this obvious for so long?

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May 29 2009

I once refused to shake hands with Bill Gates at a secret COMDEX party

This, finally, is the abso­lutely true story from 1989 when I turned down my pub­li­sher’s offer to get intro­duced to the bil­lion­aire big­wig at a secret Las Vegas COMDEX party…

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May 27 2009

Graham Cluley, hello?

Hmmm. Does he read my personal blog?

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May 26 2009

I was kidnapped by an Iranian and held hostage at CIA headquarters

Wired magazine once “outed” me as a CIA operative. This, finally, is the absolutely true story from 1998 when an Iranian taxi driver took me against my will to CIA headquarters and held me hostage…

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May 15 2009

Memo to HQ 8AF/PA

Is somebody throwing away my FOIA requests at Barks­dale AFB, LA?

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May 08 2009

WebSense.com sends spam with no opt-out

Irony, anyone? Computer security firm WebSense sends “announcement” emails with no opt-out…

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May 08 2009

Straight flush on the river beats the nut flush on the turn

You’re all in because of your own stupidity. You made a useless straight on the turn, because your opponent made the nut flush. You’ve only got one chance to find the one card in the deck that will save you…

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Apr 24 2009

Straight flush plays on the board

You nail the nut flush on the turn, crushing your two opponents — but the river puts a straight flush on the board for an all-way split…

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Apr 24 2009

Full apartment on the turn

You commit the short stack with a pathetic nine-deuce and hey, you’ve got a way better 9. Then the other three deuces come out of nowhere…

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