Eric F. Savage

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TV in 2015

Posted September 2nd, 2015

I think most people, including myself sometimes, watch too much TV, but I don’t think the right amount of TV is zero.  We really are in a golden age for the artform and with the putrefaction of the film industry, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with enjoying it in limited quantities.  My thoughts on some […]

52 Word Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Posted May 31st, 2015

George Miller pulled off an impressive feat with Mad Max: Fury Road. After a 30 year hiatus, he managed to craft a movie that is better in every conceivable way than the previous 3 installments. It’s everything an action movie should be: fun, fresh, relentless, uncompromising, and extreme but, perhaps most surprisingly, not dumb.


Monty Hall Problem

Posted October 10th, 2012

A classic brain teaser is the Monty Hall Problem. It fools people with a basic understanding of probability (i.e. most of us), and even after a good amount of consternation seems unintuitive. If complex mathematical formulas don’t convince you, then you’ll likely have to see it actually happen to believe it, as I did. I […]

Driverless Cars

Posted August 15th, 2012

Driverless cars are going to change the world, and for the better.

Reasonable Design

Posted June 1st, 2012

I’m always trying new productivity/task/project software, in the hope that someone will write the one I need before I do.  The latest one is Action Method, by Behance.  It’s not very useful to people with more than a handful of tasks (i.e. everyone), but that’s not the purpose of this post.  After failing to find […]


Amazon Showrooms

Posted January 6th, 2012

Amazon caught a lot of heat over this past holiday season over some improvements to its shopping app.  It made it easier than ever to find out that you probably don’t need to buy that blender at Sears, when you can get it for 30% less on Amazon and don’t even have to carry it […]


Logging Like it’s 2011

Posted September 22nd, 2011

Earlier this year I revisited how I was logging things in Java, and decided I would try a hybrid approach.  I’m reporting back to say that it’s been successful.


Workstation Setup 2011

Posted August 25th, 2011

A new workstation means it’s time to install lots of stuff! Here’s my log from fresh Windows 7 install in a new VM image to a functional development environment.


The Most Important Performance Metric

Posted August 13th, 2011

Up until about 5-10 years ago, the performance gains in computers were huge from one generation to the next. You felt them and they changed the way you worked. Eventually, hardware upgrades got beyond that point and just became an “oh that’s nice” effect.


Java 7

Posted August 4th, 2011

Java 7 is out! What does this mean, is this a Big Deal like Java 3 or 5 or a snoozer like Java 6 or something in the middle like Java 4? Let’s look at everything new and find out.


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