Monthly Archives: August 2003

HP Lovecraft in Computing

Just the thing to read while compiling… mumble.c:29: Unutterable nameless horror mumble.c:30: The elder gods laugh at your puny attempt at coding mumble.c:31: Fhtagh eretgra whratgh nthunlug! Damn, must be that new keyboard….

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Pockets

In Larry Niven’s book Protector, a main character wears a vest with about a hundred pockets, stuffed with every conceivable gadget you could want (“Hyperspatial bypass shunt? Knew I had one here somewhere…”). The Scottevest looks like the real-world equivalent. … Continue reading

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Railway pole and power geeks

No, really.

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MIT Open Courseware

Note MIT’s expanded offering of open courseware. Cool (or possibly traumatic, if you actually went there ) electrical engineering and computer science courses…

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TouchStream report

A week into using the TouchStream keyboard, I have to report – GOOD – i can’t type on any keyboard effectively now (so it must be working) – i definitely notice the strain going back to a regular keyboard – … Continue reading

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In whom we trust

A short history of how “In God We Trust” got on the US currency. There are a lot of other articles on the site as well (“faith-based” agendas, ten commandments, etc.).

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Popups and stuff

Here’s another really annoying HTML feature. Hover over this. Great. If you’re using a browser that knows about the acronym tag, then you’re englightened. I’ll have a full report on the TouchStream keyboard in a few days. The good news: … Continue reading

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Bad Movies

As reported elsewhere, movie studios are trying to blame text messaging for the decline in ticket sales this year. Talk about grasping. The article specifically mentions Charlie’s Angels; Full Throttle — my wife and I saw the first Charlie’s Angels … Continue reading

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Scheme to the metal

Schemix is a scheme that lives in the Linux kernel. It seems like a cool idea. There are a lot of devices out there that don’t really need to be fast . . . why are they written in C? … Continue reading

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The TouchStream Keyboard

I am typing this on a TouchStream keyboard. I’ll have a full review of it in a few weeks. At the moment I’m doing about eight corrected words a minute, with TONS of typos. The keyboard was definitely done by … Continue reading

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