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History of Multi-Touch UIs 0

History of Multi-Touch UIs

Now that everyone is starting to get lawyered up about multi-touch UIs, it’s good to take a look at Bill Buxton’s excellent history of multi-touch systems.  This sort of thing happens pretty regularly. It’s...


ICZN Case 3407

Have you heard of the recent debate that has been roiling the biology world? There has been an application pending with the ICZN to reclassify the fruit fly genus. The famous Drosophila melanogaster, subject...



We have had a number of elms in our yard. But every time they get to a decent size, they die. The cause, of course, is Dutch Elm disease. This weekend we planted two...

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More Stardent Junk

To follow up that previous post, here’s some more Stardent Vistra 800 stuff from that box in the attic. After we finished getting the first prototype built, it posed for its media photos. Here...


Intel i860

I was going through some old boxes in the attic the other day, and I ran into a tray full of these.   That’s a chip called the i860. Intel made them from about...

Laundry Robots 0

Laundry Robots

I can’t get very excited about robots that vacuum or clean gutters, but robots that fold laundry. Now you’re talking! via BoingBoing It’s fun to watch, isn’t it? Now if they can just teach...



It pretty much rained here for the entire month of March. Half the roads between here and work are underwater. Traffic’s a complete mess. People are commuting by duck boat. Part of the Green...


How To Deal With Spam

Do you have a problem with SPAM? What are you doing to fight SPAM? The SPAM problem seems to get worse every year. Do you need some better ideas on how to deal with...

Like Having Fairies at the Bottom of Your Garden 0

Like Having Fairies at the Bottom of Your Garden

Margaret Atwood tweets. She posted a delightful essay about the experience at the New York Review of Books blog. She describes it as having 33,000 precocious grandchildren.

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Photoshop Features

The next version of Adobe Photoshop comes out soon. This video shows off some of the neat new features that are useful for publishing and web production. But Tom & Pete were much more...