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Oracle v. Google 0

Oracle v. Google

Google finished May on a high note, didn’t they? Groklaw has all of the details, of course, but it all comes down to this: So long as the specific code used to implement a...

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Senior Prom

Tonight was Tom’s Senior Prom. He cleans up pretty well these days doesn’t he? He went without a date, but seemed to be having fun with his friends prior to getting on the buses....

The Value of Failure 1

The Value of Failure

I really like Ken Perlin’s blog post from last Saturday about the algorithms you never published because they didn’t work. At this point, an awful lot of my value as a graphics programmer is...

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Minuteman Bikeway

I went for a ride out the Minuteman Bikeway today. It’s a wonderful bike path which follows the old train tracks from Cambridge through Arlington, Lexington, and Bedford. You can still see reminders of...

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Irises

I’ve just gotten a copy of DxO Optics Pro. It’s very powerful, but I’m not very good with the controls yet. The good news is that the irises are up in the garden, and...

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Alfa Miata

I have a first generation Miata (aka NA). I was never really tempted by the next two (NB and NC) because each one got a bit fatter and flabbier. There’s been a rumor going...

FB vs. AFP 1

FB vs. AFP

It’s been an interesting week in the VC market, hasn’t it? I think that it’s kind of interesting to contrast all of the chaos which ensued when a certain company tried the Wall Street...

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Chameau d’acier

This story has been trending on Reddit recently. Emile Leray was traveling through the desert near Tan-Tan Morocco, when his Citroën 2CV broke. Rather than giving up, he took the parts and made this:...

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Cleaning up

While cleaning up the study the last couple of evenings we found all sorts of treasures. A complete set of disks and manual for Microsoft Access 98; original Sim City disks for Macintosh; and...

How can we fight back? 0

How can we fight back?

Epipheo recently talked to Daniel H. Wilson, the author of Robopocalypse and put together this video. You should watch it because it contains a lot of information which you might find useful sometime in...