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Ezra is a weird name. Reversing the letters does not really make it moreĀ or less weird. Ezra vs Arze There is a famous musician named Ezra Koenig (from Vampire Weekend). His Twitter account is @arzE. His use of this name suggests to me he did the same thing as me, possibly also in his teens,… Continue reading arzE

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Book of Ezra Length

Living in the Bible Belt, sometimes the only association people have with my name is the book in the Bible. Which is fine. I mean who would honestly recognize… Ezra Klein Ezra Koenig Ezra Miller Ezra Cornell Ezra Pound Ezra Taft Benson before the book? Recently I did get a rather weird question. Ezra is… Continue reading Book of Ezra Length

TED Talk: What we learned from 5 million books

Google Labs’ Ngram Viewer lets us look at the use of phrases over time. For example, my name, Ezra, appears to have been most popular usage peaks back in the 1600s and 1700s, but has been more consistently used since the 1800s. This kind of thing can get me lost for hours at a time.… Continue reading TED Talk: What we learned from 5 million books

Time of Death Dec 27, 2009 at 2:34pm

Time of Death Dec 27, 2009 at 2:34pm Originally uploaded by Ezra S F Didn’t realize it was still on when I put it in my pocket for 2 hours. At least I still have my SLR. UPDATE: Ordered a replacement. Hope it is as good or faithful.

Me Social Media

Dan Schultz doesn’t like Facebook or Twitter because they are too focussed on individual expression rather than the community. That may be because he is using them wrong. I liked photography as a kid, but I didn’t know any photographers. Flickr happened to come into my life just after I bought my first digital camera.… Continue reading Me Social Media

Asterisks in the sky

Happy (Con)trails Originally uploaded by Ezra S F Flickr member Zack Sheppard did me a huge favor yesterday picking this picture for a Flickr blog about Asterisks in the sky. So in one day this picture was exposed to 5,931 people. Several of those looked at the adjacent picture and others for a total of… Continue reading Asterisks in the sky

Nolan House Shed

Nolan House Shed Originally uploaded by Ezra S F Was saving this for tomorrow. However, I noticed a photo of me taking this photo posted today. So I posted mine too. I enjoyed exploring this house and environs with Team Shipaway.

Useful User Agents

Rather than depend on end users to accurately report the browser used, I look for the user-agent in the web server logs. (Yes, I know it can be spoofed. Power users would be trying different things to resolve their own issues not coming to us.) Followers of this blog may recall I changed the Weblogic… Continue reading Useful User Agents