A few weeks ago someone infected me with the “All Your Base Are Belong Us” meme by way of the e-mail vector. I’m not going to explain this because you probably already know about it or will hear about it soon. However, before the multinationals catch this meme and attempt to sell stuff to us […]
It still doesn’t output strict XHTML 1 so I may be fiddling with things over the next few days. Namely: Need to make certain the script outputs strict XHTML Need to make certain that script outputs ampersands, double quotes, etc. as entities. Need to remove all the beautiful but unnecessary presentational attributes from the forms […]
Today a friend sent me The Silicon Graphics Refrigerator Project. And last night I finished tweaking this page of images. Joe Bob says check it out.
According to the NYT, quantum computers, still in their early development, have reached the ten qubit milestone. To give you some perspective, a forty qubit quantum computer can perform ten trillion calculations, ten teraops, simultaneously. Forty atoms sitting in a nuclear magnetic resonance rig can rival the power of the largest supercomputers. A thousand atoms […]
Some folks–well, one at any rate–have expressed surprise that I don’t have more links and rants about nanotechnology on my site. So to address that issue: BN nanostructures stronger, lighter than steel Just to give a little perspective, I first heard about nano back in 1987 when a friend told me about it. I read […]
Miscommunication and ambivalence will never be reduced to zero. People get sloppy in communicating and get sloppy in understanding. Also many times they aren’t entirely sure what they want. Ideals must always be compromised. There are few rules without exceptions but this appears one of those few.
You know those wireless gadgets with the little thumb keyboards that people use to send e-mail and chat with? I’ve decided to call those “mbiras.” An mbira is an African musical instrument, most commonly found in Zimbabwe, that is held in the hands and plucked with the thumbs. Seeing a friend use one these things […]
The Programmer’s Lament: “The world is built upon endless, essential yet trivial detail.” Another one: “Everyone wants to be special but has to settle for being unique.” In order for the world to be interesting there must be error. In fact, this may be a defining characteristic of reality: Error only exists in reality. The […]
Gödel proved that mathematics will remain forever incomplete. The implication is that the mathematics is infinitely rich. Another implication is that all science, being ultimately based on mathematics and logic, is infinitely rich and will never be a finished thing.
In my endeavor to make this site a useful place for web developers to visit, I offer some obscure information about the accesskey attribute in XHTML and HTML 4. As I gather more information, I will add to this entry. I may even move it to my developer section.