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About sfreptile

SFreptile is a relatively transparent pseudonym for an overly educated and cynical inventor.

HEMPHILL – 2012

Dedicated to Susan Hemphill is a special edition of a public domain, free to use, key to the kingdom.  If you use the special Susan Hemphill edition, you may owe tribute to a remarkable woman.  Maybe donations to a future … Continue reading

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The Wizard of Oz

When one is the subject of a careless character assassination, one likes to know, “who is the assassin.”  In the shadow world of corporations, it is often difficult to pin the tail on the donkey.  If a corporation accuses an … Continue reading

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The Myth of Steve Jobs and the Shadow People

Steve Jobs’ loss to the visionaries cannot be underestimated.  He had the power to implement what others dream.  The shadow people are all those who could enjoy and utilize the Apple implementations for visions IBMers could only THINK, when talking … Continue reading

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Troll and Grasshopper Control

Chief Judge of the CAFC, Randall R. Rader, dropped a gem when he characterized, the GRASSHOPPER, as, “the entity that is quick to steal the ‘inventor-ant’s’ work and research investment because he did no work himself and the winter of … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Patents is Over

President Obama signed the so-called “America Invents Act” on Friday, September 16, 2011.  After a Senate vote of 89 – 9, with two Senators not voting, H. R. 1249 was passed to the President, who enthustiastically endorsed the Leahy-Smith America … Continue reading

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Never Say Never Sung CEO Choi

Burning Man blues sticking in the city with nothing but this bracing weather and my dog.  What a great life this is.  Summer arrives when the kids are shoved, kicking and screaming, back to school.  The suits are back from … Continue reading

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Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders form the passageway for Anonymous.  The whole point of the state of anonymous is that the conduits for passing information be simply conduits.  By design the conduits should leave no trace of the information passing through.  It … Continue reading

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Rules of the Game

Rules? The first rule of the game, is there are rules.  Even in Fight Club, if you can’t get up you’re down. After that self-serving commercial interruption in the last blog, caused by the untimely retirement of the leader in … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Would Be King

Just as jousting with the 800 pound gorilla, Microsoft, is almost pointless without Bill Gates at the helm,  jousting with Apple without Steve Jobs won’t be nearly as much fun.  Apart from issues with his health, for which I am … Continue reading

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Hash Table

To someone coming of age in the 1960’s in San Francisco, “hash table” conjures many different images, none of which are digital.  Today, we recognize in the cliche of cliches, “There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand digital, … Continue reading

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