Thought-provoking: Adriana (and Tim) on disintermediation. It changes more than you realize.Read More Disintermediation
My blogging rate has dropped way off in the last few weeks, and I was wondering why. First, I’ve been pretty busy: not just with work (about which I rarely blog – Amazon is very different from Sun in this respect), but also on family stuff that has taken me back to the East Coast…Read More Blaming one's tools
The Barefoot Bum made me do it! Honest!!Read More Moi? Nerd?
I received 56 credits on The Sci Fi Sounds QuizHow much of a Sci-Fi geek are you? Take the Sci-Fi Movie Quiz Canon S5 [Hat tip to Josh, who did a bit better than I did.] UPDATE: Josh suggested that I try this one, too. I’m rather glad that I didn’t score higher than this….…Read More Bleep… bleep… bleep
Back in the mid-1990s, I started reading a new online magazine called Salon.com. At that time it seemed that Salon and Slate were the only games in town, and I liked Salon’s (relatively) contrarian and feisty style. ((Slate seemed far too concerned with proving how cool and professional they were. Odd, that.)) I was enough…Read More Farewell, Salon
It’s time to vote for the coveted 2007 New Humanist Bad Faith Award. It’s a tough choice this year, but I decided to go for the Bishop of Carlisle. I don’t think he should be disqualified because of his obvious insanity…Read More Vote early, vote often
What is it with the stupid anthropic principle? First Paul Davies, now Dinesh D’Souza. Fortunately The Quantum Pontiff and his friends have it all sorted out, in no-holds-barred ROTFLMAO style. Enjoy: Don’t forget The Brontothropic Cosmological Principle , which I learned about from a comment by Tjallen on Brad DeLong’s Semi-Daily Journal: (as edited by…Read More Anthropic games
Your vote is needed in the Best Comic Strip section of the 2007 Weblog Awards. And there’s only one choice, really: xkcd. Off you go…Read More Vote for xkcd
Thought for the day: how long will the term “digital camera” survive? When ((Note clever ambiguity between present and conditional-future. 😉 )) 99% ((Made-up statistic.)) of all cameras are digital, why would we bother with the qualification?Read More "Digital camera"?
Here’s the test which everyone’s linking to. Me? I guess I’m right brained. I see her turning clockwise, and I can’t reverse it. Oh, wait: I just tried the technique that Sully posted, and she flipped to anticlockwise, and now it’s stuck that way. Aargh!Read More Left brain, right brain?