This is just wrong Umberto Eco talks the future of books in a world of pervasive information technology. A nice outline of David Hilbert (Of Hilbert’s Hotel fame) 23 problems in mathematics showing their status as solved or unsolved.
Continuing in a similar light as yesterday’s post, Mr. Pilgrim points me to more Webbish jiggery-pokery. As I sort of explained in the previous post, I was once a humble web technician at The Company that Shall Not Be Named. Once I became aware of how W3C standards worked, I had to constantly struggle with [...]
Again this is mostly for my own benefit. Years ago, when I worked at the Company That Shall Not Be Named, I started using FrontPage simply because I didn’t know any better. Go ahead, laugh! We all had to start somewhere. I’m sure you weren’t born spouting regular expressions and shell scripts either, weenie. Anyway, [...]
I never liked Thanksgiving food. I mean I’ll eat it, but I don’t like it. The trouble with t-day is that it’s too close to c-day, the official Cadillac of all holidays. If I need to reduce my karmic debt with my friends and family, I have plenty of other times during the year to [...]
So I read this post over at the Speculist that talks about the failed dreams of futurists–namely flying cars, jet packs, airships and so on. At first I decided to reply directly to the post but the post grew so long that I decided to put it here.
This entry is really for my benefit. My RSS news feeds seemed to be full of stuff about web access these past few days so I figured I’d tie all the links together here. As I’ve mentioned before, I used to use a free web mail service that used CAPTCHA. And as I’ve mentioned before, [...]
Watch TRON instead.
I just discovered that Greymatter 1.3 is out, copacetic! Since I’ve made very minor contributions to that, I guess I got to try it out.
So around noon yesterday, I bought a cheap video capture device. I did this to let someone remotely sit in on one of my gaming sessions. It was pretty fun but also pretty distracting, what with technical hitches and all. Of course now that I have the thing, I really don’t know what else to [...]
I’ve recently come to the conclusion that many people could be famous, but they consciously or subconsciously avoid becoming so. Fame, at least in part, requires time, work, risks, the accumulation of controversy and, possibly, the gaining of ill will and enemies. Perhaps I am generalizing my own experience, but the pattern seems to be [...]