Monthly Archives: December 2004

SF Author Interviews

Interviews with various SF authors. Link.

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Today's nerdgeekage

Making letrec actually work (well) in Scheme turns out to be pretty subtle. Link (pdf).

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Oraware, Peoplecle?

Larry: Lots of luck with your recent purchase of PeopleSoft. If you want to be successful, your first move should be to format every single hard disk on their premises, then locate and mass-degauss their off-site backups. (Or you could … Continue reading

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Well, What Did You Expect?

Ursula K. LeGuin is hopping mad about “Earthsea.” Link. The list of authors who have been savaged by Hollywood is hugantic, including John Varley (Cheryl Ladd starred in Millienium, ’nuff said), Harlan Ellison (The Starlost and countless others), Phillip Jose … Continue reading

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Rock, rock, rock…

I seem to be the last person on the Internet to find out about the game of Rock, Scissors, Paper, Spock, Lizard. Oh well. Link. There are no end of tounge-in-cheek sites about RPS. Here. Play by mail here. There … Continue reading

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What Tolkien Left Out

On a scrap of paper, found in the basement of a ruined tower 19 for the Orc hordes running amuck, 43 (more or less) for Goblin tribes in their smelly tunnels, Those 19 for the Orcs and the 43 (give … Continue reading

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Classic Mac

I’d forgotten how big a pain in the rear it was do do anything systems related on a classic Macintosh. I’ve been reviving dead macs recently (I now have two IIsi systems, don’t ask), and getting a 2G SCSI drive … Continue reading

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6am music list

Personally I think that lists of “what I’m listening to” are scraping the bottom of the barrel, posting-wise, but I haven’t been able to get back to sleep since the Gibber woke up at 4, so here you are. Tori … Continue reading

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Coffee Pods

Penny Arcade spills the beans on something that I knew deep down inside was just bad and evil: Pod-based coffee makers (hope the URL works). I figure that if the manufacturer is into you for $100, plus has you captive … Continue reading

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Quotage

“That design sucks. Nobody capable of making that design work would ever design it that way.” — rk, April 18 2001 [We tend to design systems to the limit of our ability to make them successful. Good designs are often … Continue reading

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