As my file server grinds through a big defragmentation, I’m updating many of my older pages, some of my style rules and removing some link rot tonight. Probably the most significant changes will be my links page as I have added a fair number of new links there. In other news, the folks over at […]
The Mir incinerated many months ago but a friend sent me an old page about about a mold that lived off the glass, metal, cosmonaut detritus and synthetic materials of the Mir station. I remember reading about a mold that grows on camera lenses many years ago but the adatibility of fungus always amazes me. […]
Most of this I already know but for you, here is a primer on how to use proxies to hide the IP address of your machine. Reuters released a story about beakers full of DNA used in parallel computing processes, some have mistaken this for nanocomputers but they aren’t. When I was in grade school […]
After a brief flurry of interest in the early ninties, haptics, telepresence and VR have continued to quietly advance. Of course the Department of Defense has been spending a lot of money on this research. In order to buy itself respect among the affluent kids of the planet, Micrsoft has taken to advertising Xbox via […]
It’s been a while since I’ve said anything so, before I go to sleep tonight, I’d like to provide a statement about why I remain mostly closed mouth about Microsoft or other religious disputes.
Like that subject title? Got it from Man or Astroman?. UC Bezerkley engineers make a micromechanical flybot. Not one to be outdone, MIT engineers invent a bot that can be kicked around. Lego Mindstorm appears to be the chassis of choice for robotics students over at MIT. And of course Carnegie Mellon is no slouch […]
I found all these links over the last month or so. I couldn’t sleep so I decided to post them here. I don’t own a mobile phone. I don’t get enough calls to merit the expense. But I found an interesting news story about how European cops essentially use a denial of service attack to […]
Maybe the folks I hang with are hipper than I think.
After a day of dinking around with PHP script on one of my client’s servers and just a few minutes ago after reading a page, I came across the the word “technologist.”