Monthly Archives: January 2004

Flash memories

The Mars rover Spirit has had a bit of trouble with its flash memory file system. This is amusing (to me) because I have a fair amount of experience in just this area, which has triggered a rather geeky reminisence … Continue reading

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Something strange

i see some blue sky! yesterday it was raining winter in redmond

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You Might Be An Anti-Spam Kook If…

Well, are you? Also some news from the The MIT 2004 Spam Conference. [From the camram-spam -atsign- camram.org mailing list]

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Miscellany

Don’t miss the 2nd International Dylan Conference in New Zealand. Newton had been going on for a number of years before I joined the project; it was originally a $10,000 tablet running Dylan “to the metal.” [Note many of Apple’s … Continue reading

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Eolas patent

The US government might be relenting on the Eolas patent. It’s about time the USPTO admitted that the patent should never have been issued. What’s wrong with the patent process? Three things: A low bar to entry caused by incompetence … Continue reading

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Recursive Suess

One of my favorite Dr. Suess works is about the bee-meta-watchers. I’d like to link to a photo, but the only ones I’ve seen are of pretty bad quality (and the one on Geocities spawns evil bad popups). Along with … Continue reading

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Searches, oh we get searches

I was viewing some of FYYFF’s site statistics. I don’t get that many hits (maybe 50 a day are real people, and for all I know only a couple of my friends ever read this stuff). What was interesting was … Continue reading

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Cypherpunks RIP

After over ten years of lurking on the Cypherpunks (many links, many broken) mailing list, I finally unsubscribed. Five years ago it was fun. These days, it’s *all* noise and viruses.

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C# Interview

An interesting set of interviews with Anders Hejlsberg, the chief head guy behind C#.

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Happy New Year

It’s the year of the monkey. Ook. It should also be noted that today is Boomtime, the 7 day of Chaos in the YOLD 3170 (4), according to the Discordian calendar. (There’s also supposed to be a New Discordian calendar, … Continue reading

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