Excellent scene. The paper aeroplane contest was fiendishly difficult… More anon. [Later, back home.] The format was excellent – two series of “Ask Later” talks, each 5 minutes long with the slides set to auto-advance whether or not the speaker was ready! The topics ranged from teaching CS in prisons to IT ops with the…Read More At Ignite
It’s time for another Ignite Seattle!: Ignite Seattle is a geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking). The THIRD one will be held upstairs at the CHAC on Thursday, April 5th.Read More Ignite Seattle! – this time for sure
I don’t normally blog NSFW stuff, but this is simply too funny to suppress. And I know I’m late to the party: this stuff appeared last June – but if I missed it, perhaps you did too. I’ll put it below the fold, though.Read More Kill Dash Nine
Here’s a Seattle museum that looks intriguing: The Vintage Telephone Equipment Museum, now known as The Museum of Communications, is sponsored by Charles B. Hopkins Chapter 30, TelecomPioneers. We are located at 7000 East Marginal Way South, Seattle, Washington, 98108. The museum can be reached on (206) 767-3012 and is open every Tuesday from 8:30…Read More Museum of Communications
Where I’ll be on Tuesday evening: Ignite Seattle! Ignite Seattle is a geek event that combines on-site geekery, sharing, and innovation (and drinking). The next one will be held upstairs at the CHAC on Tuesday, February 13th. The Make Contest will begin at 6:30; the Ask Later talks will begin at 8:30. If you’re in…Read More Ignite Seattle!
If you’re a Mac user, you should check out DotMatrix from b-l-a-c-k-o-p. Very cool retro graphics effects. I’ve uploaded a few funky self-portraits here; I’m going to buy a full version this weekend.Read More DotMatrix
I just completed my first test of Flexcar, and I thought I’d write it up for fellow geeks. It’s a nice example of a business model that relies upon satellite data, cellular communications, and RFID technology. At about 1 o’clock this afternoon, I decided that I ought to go out to do some shopping before…Read More Using Flexcar
The replacement batteries for my PowerBook finally showed up last Friday, which is a bit quicker than Apple promised. The instructions state that you should drain the old batteries before changing them, by (for example) playing a DVD. In my experience DVDs don’t really stretch the machine: I found a nice Java applet at the…Read More Can I take my PowerBook on an airliner now?
The food cupboards and refrigerator are now fully stocked. Until now, they looked like what you might find in an Embassy Suites hotel during an extended business trip. I also have a fairly full selection of drinks, but I haven’t yet got somewhere to put them; none of the cupboards will accomodate a (vertical) bottle…Read More Getting in gear….
This is another “What I love about the web” moment. I was reading Pharyngula (as I do so often), and his piece “Evolutionists get all the fun” led me to Mark’s ruthless debunking of yet another piece of creationist rubbish by Granville Sewell, who seems to be holding up the left-hand end of the bell…Read More Evolving locomotion