MEMS are miniature (centimeter sized) or microscopic (micron sized) robots and machines. MEMS technology can also be thought of as proto-nanotech because many of the control and software issues faced by MEMS engineers are very similar to those that will be faced by nanotech engineers. Browsing Memepool, I came across these rather interesting robots developed […]
Dotfile brings us, by way of A List Apart, this list of sites that don’t use tables for layout. Farlops Industries has been free of layout tables since late 1998. The ranks of CSS-only page designers are finally growing! Progress is being made comrades! Web Nouveau also has a more extensive list of sites free […]
Scientists in Tennessee have genetically engineered microcrobes to function like logic components in computer circuits. Now if they can just get them to work in colonies with specialized bacteria doing different functions, then we’d be getting somewhere.
I read James Gleick‘s Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything nearly a year ago and today I came across a skeptical review of a book with, in my mind, a similar theme. Is technical progress accelerating? An odd question to ask in this economic correction. The transhumanists and extropians think so. It is true […]
This is a public announcement! Do not enter the main factory! Apparently, a misplaced plutonium bolt has mutated serveral termites into giant, man-eating monsters! We repeat, do not enter the main factory building! Our last testing cow came out 30 senconds later with no marrow at all! This has been a public service announcement from […]
I did this because I was interested in what people have to say about about my entries. If they can just vote them up or down that really doesn’t give me any idea as to why they did so. Also the URLs they pass to the journal script contain ampersands, which is is a no-no […]
Having explained two cunning workarounds, the Baka enabled Mr. Farlops to upload new content to the Fish Farm once again. Mr. Farlops finally gets to show the public the fruits of his many hours of testing and labor. Introducing the new table-free, 3 column layout! Thanks to the powers of CSS, this site uses no […]
Where the crook is climbing the office building with suction cups? Turns out that is not so far fetched. A German company by the name of Gekkomat has invented something like that. Of course this reprises my post about human limb amplification a month or so ago.
Douglas Adams died of a heart attack on Friday, May the 11th. He was 49. First Joey Ramone and now this. My generation’s icons are getting whacked and it makes me feel old and mortal. Kinda ticked there wasn’t more press about it in the States, considering how influential he was to nerd subculture. Those […]
I’ve developed some new CSS rules that work better in Mozilla and Netscape 6. I’ve tested them on my staging server but I can’t upload here until baka fixes the Fish Farm.