Monthly Archives: June 2005

Bell, Computer Engineering

Bell’s book Computer Engineering is online. Link. A nice history of Dec’s PDP computer systems.

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A Little Nightmare Music

Imagine the most horrid MIDI-ified music you can imagine. Say, Mozart, or generic children’s tunes. Further, that the notes have been entered by someone who is tone deaf and hates their job. The sequences are insipid, out of tune, and … Continue reading

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A walk in the neighborhood

My mom on the left. The Gibber on the right. That’s me in M-x drooling-idiot mode in the middle. We have our moments…

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Motorcycle tips and techniques

James Davis has a neat site on motorcycle tips and techniques. Link. Articles like “What MSF didn’t tell you” and Sunblock Can Kill You (yup).

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Who's Next?

John Varley speculates a little too loudly on “Who we gonna drub next?” Link. ’cause this playground ain’t big enough for the both of us.

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Building Harlequin's Moon

Followup: The first Niven (and Cooper) novel that I’ve actually enjoyed in like twenty years. Actually has a good ending. Room for a sequel or two, but everything in the [first] book is resolved (though a bit quickly at the … Continue reading

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