Some interesting science fiction web comics I came across recently: Bohemian Drive: In a post-human future, two obsolete robots go on a road trip through the Solar System. Hijinx and soul searching ensue. The Spiders: In an alternate history, President Gore’s Department of Defense wages war in Afghanistan. Mind control weapons and utterly ubiquitous servaillence [...]
This is another one of these lab-notebook, thinking-out-loud entries. So it’s been a while since I had a rant about Web standards. I think this is for a few reasons: It looked to me that we standardistas had won and this obsession of mine was getting boring. For a while , new things weren’t happening [...]
Day before yesterday, I bought a brand new laptop. This will be the first brand new computer I’ve bought in 7 years. My venerable Inspiron 3800 ran Win2k, XP, Redhat 7, Knoppix 3 and Ubuntu 6. I upgraded its RAM, upgraded its HDD, gave it 802.11g and replaced a cracked screen. Its DVD drive is [...]
So, about a week ago, Jamais Casico put up a page where he asked the following three questions: What do you fear we’ll likely see in fifteen years? What do you hope we’ll likely see in fifteen years? What do you think you’ll be doing in fifteen years? Here are my attempts to answer them.
So I had an interesting discussion with Ms. Carlysle last Tuesday. Over the last year, she has been trying, with some success, to temper my knee jerk debunkery. She posited about military experimentation with nuclear powered, stealthy, airships as an explanation of some recent UFO sightings. Various governments and military establishments have been thinking about [...]