Monthly Archives: September 2003

Dirty Databases

With employee names like “Writer, Apple” and “Apple, Non-plus,” and with founder Steve Wozniak appearing at least six times (my favorite mis-spelling: “Wozinack, Steve”, or maybe “Wojniak, Robert”), Eliyon’s database of ex-Apple employees looks like it needs a little scrubbing. … Continue reading

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Suh Real

Now, this is customer support. I remarked in private e-mail: “We pre-abase ourselves in anticipation that our products may let you down. Trained executives are poised with seppuku knives or ready to leap from our tall buildings in the event … Continue reading

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ACM Queue

You Don’t Know Jack about Disks and A kick-ass interview with Jim Gray. (and a bunch of other cool stuff. Off to read…)

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Book-a-minute SF

I have to agree with this short synopsis of Robert Jordan’s The Eye of the World, and a lot of the other summaries are probably bang-on as well in the Book-a-Minute SF / F pages… Despite hysterical claims to the … Continue reading

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Why do they call it "real"?

A whole stable of real-estate investment gurus are rated here. Just start screaming now…

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Clay S. Jenkinson

I saw about 45 minutes of a tape of Clay S. Jenkinson’s portrayal of Thomas Jefferson at Tukwila High School this evening. He’s a humanities scholor who does a number of portrayals of historical figure, including Oppenheimer and Sir Francis … Continue reading

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Weapons Shop Sketch

(A customer walks in the door. There is a large radio in the corner, blaring Middle Eastern music). Customer: Good Morning. Owner: Good morning, Sir. Welcome to the Liberation of Frogistine Terrorist Arms Shop! Customer: Ah, thank you, my good … Continue reading

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How many whats???

A page with the electrical characteristics of just about every mainstream CPU there is. The winner: The XEON 3.06G, dissipating 101 watts at peak. OMG.

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Eudora 6.0

I found out (by accident) today that Eudora 6.0 is out. The major thing that’s new is spam filtering. I wish I knew more about how it worked, but it does appear to be doing a good job. It is … Continue reading

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3D Engine

To my unpracticed eye, the Irrlicht 3-D engine looks interesting. Several years ago, I was going to take the summer off and write a 3-D game engine (or at least the beginnings of one). I got a month or so … Continue reading

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