Monthly Archives: February 2004

Spam from the source

(Via the Register). The US is responsible for over 50% of the world’s spam. Of course, many of the zombies that actually send the spam may be under control of evil Russian hackers, who are spamming for . . . … Continue reading

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Eee

Man, old stuff never dies. Here’s a web server that runs on a 2.0 Newton. I like the 2.0 unit that I recently got. Aside from the weight, it’s everything that I wish the first Newton had been. Except for … Continue reading

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Hackenbush

A lunch conversation introduced me to the delightful game of Hackenbush. [Apparently, it’s NP-hard, which I sure didn’t expect. A quick google search turns up lots of references, which I won’t bother repeating here].

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Various geeky links

Smalltalk traits here and here. Multiple inheritance without multiple inheritance. An awesome blog on .NET.

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Spooky

My great grandfather is buried here. Kind of creepy, to see your own name on a headstone…

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Charles Stross

Charles Stross has a web site (and a blog there, too). He’s the author of Singularity Sky, Toast and a bunch of short stories, some of which appear on his web site.

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Wolfe, Sun

Here’s an interesting review of Gene Wolfe’s The Book of the New Sun. (litany:) If you haven’t read it…

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SRPT request scheduling

Warning: Geekness ahead. The University of Washington broadcasts interesting colloquiums; here’s one on scheduling requests in web servers that caught my eye (because of some work that I helped do at a start-up, a few years ago). Here’s a paper … Continue reading

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Dyslexia can be fun

Although not officially diagnosed as such, I think that I’m mildly dyslexic. Or maybe I just trasnpose letters and wix mords as often as other people do. At any rate, I was just on amazon.com, and thought I saw the … Continue reading

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More computing disasters

An amusing series of “Computing Disasters I’ve been involved with” slides from Hot Chips 15. Panel part 1: Disasters I Have Been Involved With, Nick Tredennick Panel part 2: Disasters I Have Been Involved With, Bob Cousins Panel part 3: … Continue reading

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