When I had my last contract job at The Company that Must Not be Named a lot of my officemates would print out and photocopy almost everything. This always struck me as a wasteful slaughter of trees for the sake of a few useless notes made at a few useless meetings. Today I read a [...]
Sure, it’s a joke, but in truth, the Internet ultimately depends on the heirarchy of the Domain Name System, which is, ultimately, controlled by eight server farms in Europe, Asia and North America, which in turn depend on updates every twelve hours from one machine outside Washington DC.
I got Linux running the way I want on my LAN now. Still lots of things to be done though. Need to upgrade all the appropriate pieces of the OS–starting with the default Red Hat 6.2 distribution. Need to get the latest Apache installed. Need to get my NT boxen to see and talk with [...]
I guess I should mark this occasion: One year of using the Greymatter script.
Today there are a lot of links to very interesting articles on Nanodot. For example, the use of diatom shells in MEMS or as drug delivery capsules. Another interesting one is about the construction of three-dimensional polymer crystals (Think of nylon or carbon fiber only in three-dee.). Traffic on Nanodot seems to be picking up [...]
Macromedia is planning an evangelizing tour to tout the new accessibility features of Flash MX. Considering the legions of Flash designers out there that probably may never learn how to design Flash objects accessibly one wonders if an upgrade and a few tutorials will help. It is true that Flash finally supports MSAA (Microsoft’s Accessible [...]
Web advertising just gets uglier and more in our face as time goes on. Good thing I got Internet Junkbuster to cut through all this junk. Take a look at the Small Times site, it’s a good source for nanotech, MEMS and other microsystems research and industry news. Yet another definitive source on cascading style [...]
Wolfram Research has a form that lets you enter equations and have them integrated. This is really really neat! Takes me back to my old calculus days. Obviously it’s a drag to do this all in ASCII. This means that you are forced to do stuff like, LegendreQ[n, x] for Legendre functions (A type of [...]
I guess this is some contradiction to my earlier post about all the unrealized dreams of science fiction but, I just came across a company that makes three-dimensional viewing systems. This isn’t merely three-dimensional rendering on a CRT or LCD screen. This is real holovision.