Monthly Archives: December 2003

Screwing up with style

There comes a time in every large project when doing the Wrong Thing is the right thing to do. There can be many reasons for this. Schedule pressure is the most common; there’s simply not enough time to figure out … Continue reading

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Critters

Interesting drawings from Creatures In My Head. If I had a tablet PC, I’d probably just draw cartoons on it all the time. Just as well. (My wife’s experience trying to play Dungeon Siege on her Toshiba tablet was pretty … Continue reading

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Do you have any . . .

The SCO lawsuit sketch. (Scroll down a bit). “This lawyer, what I bought not half an hour ago, is stone dead. Upon close investigation I discovered that he had been nailed to his perch!” “Really?” “Do you have any more … Continue reading

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Heinlein on Engineering

“… fiddle with finicky figures for months on end — and what have you got? A repair dock. Or a stamping mill. And who cares?” “So you aren’t an engineer. You’re merely a man who knows engineering.” [or a video … Continue reading

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Columbia

The Atlantic magazine has an article on the last flight of the Columbia. Bush/moon rumors abound. Who knows? I’m guessing that if we head back, it’ll wind up more like Alan Steele’s vision of a huge, money-wasting space corp than … Continue reading

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