Stuff By Robert Brodrecht

Developers: How To Avoid CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA has become user-hostile. It can no longer effectively tell computers and humans apart because the obfuscated text is too difficult for humans to discern. Here are a few simple tricks you should try before implementing CAPTCHA.

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Posted on September 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

Requiem for a Lost Love

The thing about Communism (in the Marxist sense) is that it is utopian on paper, but shoddy in practice. Men coming together in harmonic balance is ruined by the scum that collects on the outside, and it wears away at the collective until the commune falls apart. That’s how my love affair with the rotary engine ended. It’s how the engine in my first car, the Mazda RX–8, ended.

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Posted on August 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Questions on Gay Marriage

I support gay marriage. Some people don’t. I’m curious if there is a way to reconcile opposing views without requiring one side to completely compromise their position.

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Posted on July 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Chick-fil-a as a Rallying Point

Chick-fil-a has been getting a lot of bad press recently for statements made by the CEO and for donating to several groups that oppose gay marriage. But that’s not what is interesting.

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Posted on July 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Safari 6 Irritations List

Apple released Safari 6 with Mountain Lion.  Since Safari is my primary web browser for development, my workflow is suffering from the changes.  

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Posted on July 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm