This idle time between job assignments and server updates is mildly irritating to me. I need to go do something. I think I’ll go build a few pages on one of those commercial services. Maybe I should go get the hardmail.
Look, I ain’t saying they ain’t beautiful and fun but every single time they break my back button, I utter a vile oath. Macromedia is trying to make Flash more accessible but they still have a long way to go. Until then there shall be none on my site. If that makes me a stick [...]
Speaking as an old school nerd, it’s my opinion that these attempts to attach chic to nerd subculture are unnecessary and a source of needless stress. Perhaps it’s sour grapes and crass elitism on my part but, I dislike these interlopers infiltrating our ranks and attempting to make us cool. Nerds ain’t in it for [...]
Listening to South African Rhythm Riot (The Indestructable Beat of Soweto Volume 6) right now. Feeling very transcendent. I guess you’d have to be me here now but, I really believe this stuff is the best damn music on the planet currently. If this stuff doesn’t move you, you’re already dead.
Browsing the links to my follow Greymatter users, I can see it because I, like vast hoards of other unwashed users, have IE. I hate to break the news to you young, aspiring page designers but scrollbar-[something]: is not legit CSS. It’s Microsoft proprietary and can lead to much badness if abused. Maybe it might [...]
Can the human mind cope with extreme longevity?
It’s early Friday, and I still can’t make secure connections to the farm. Kind of annoying because I have a big content update for a friend’s site. Ah well, probably should go and get a hair cut and take care of other errends.
For the last few decades of the cold war, the Soviet and US military establishments had been funding rather bizarre engineering research on machines that would amplify the strength, reach and endurance of human combatants. These were often called “powered exoskeletons” or “limb amplification linkages” and so on. Now that peace dividend has arrived, here [...]
“Indeed, one could define science as reason’s attempt to compensate for our inability to perceive big numbers.”Scott Aaronson A wonderful quote, eh? Well, I think it is. Anyway, for some odd reason, today I was thinking about the mathematical operation of tetration. Many people have heard about addition, multiplication (which is interated addition) and exponentiation [...]