Archive for August, 2005

Send your name to Pluto!

Monday, August 29th, 2005

(via /.).

Essential bleakness

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

From a NY Times review of the "DruidSynge" presentation of a number of JM Synge's plays, Nasty, Brutish and Long: J. M. Synge, All at Once :[T]he essential bleakness of Synge's vision: life as a volatile but futile battle to achieve fulfillment in the face of the universe's indifference, time's ...

Kunonga Watch IV

Friday, August 26th, 2005

The judge in Kunonga's trial has stepped down, according to this BBC story. "I believe I will now withdraw as judge of this trial," Judge James Kalaile said, in response to the lengthy disagreements before the trial got under way. "I have not in my years as a judge in ...

Kunonga Watch III

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

More news articles: Bishop Kunonga: more equal than others and list of charges (NewZimbabwe.com). Harare bishop risks being excommunicated (IOL.co.za). Church court puts Mugabe bishop on trial (Telegraph.co.uk). Thanks, Yahoo! Alerts.

Kunonga watch II

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Pro-Mugabe bishop faces charges in court : Mail & Guardian Online An Anglican bishop who is a strong supporter of autocratic President Robert Mugabe has been brought before an ecclesiastical court investigating charges ranging from inciting murder to besmirching the church. (I knew Kunonga when I lived in Evanston.)

Even more on index size

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Jean Véronis got slashdotted on the index size story. The NCSA is somewhat disclaiming the index size study published on the NCSA website, and the study has been revised somewhat. Véronis is keeping up: his latest post, Technologies du Langage: Yahoo: Missing pages? (4), includes the original stronger disclaimer, and ...

Found spam poems (I)

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

utensil devotion toast, if whale bivouac and marriage doorman.

DIY Maps

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

(2004 Sacred Harp Conventions) Nice Do it yourself map creation tool written in Flash.

those which, from a distance, look like flies (*)

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

Daughter Jane straightened out our DVDs today, at her mother's request. She decided to organize by genre: Fighting movies (e.g. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Animation (e.g. The Incredibles), Classicish (e.g. It's a Wonderful Life), Magic (e.g., Harry Potter), Modern Action (e.g., Charlie's Angels), Princess Movies (e.g. The Princess Diaries), ...

Neave Lab › Flash Earth

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Beautiful

Search engine index wars

Tuesday, August 16th, 2005

Slashdot reported on a NCSA study, A Comparison of the Size of the Yahoo! and Google Indices. On the one hand, they examined actual results returned from the search engines; on the other, they investigated only English searches. The later makes it very unlikely to report a comparison fairly. Jean ...

Multiple visual representations of objects

Monday, August 15th, 2005

More than mirror neurons? A summary of an study reported in Neuron: Most importantly, the study affirms that there really isn’t a single fundamental visual representation in the brain — the representation used to recognize an object is not the same as the representation used to pick up that ...

number + string

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

So, I'm doing what I thought would be a small browser-based project (kindof 'Ajaxy'), but it turns out to be taking longer than I thought it would. Things are better than there were when I last did heavy web-dev work, especially considering that I am not worrying about being ...

Nazis in Cadillac

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Oh my. News comes from my sister-in-law that the local Nazi group in Cadillac was awarded this certificate of appreciation for picking up trash. I went to high-school just 30 miles from Cadillac; the Michigan Militia was active there after I left; I guess it's still active, according to their ...

Claude Shannon

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Random notes about Claude Shannon., the founder of information theory. Although Wikipedia says he was born in Petoskey, Michigan, a statue of him was erected in Gaylord Michigan as part of six statues erected in his honor, including the University of Michigan. The lispmeister found the TeX source ...

There really are Ligers???

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

(via kottke).

Preventing Alzheimer’s: The Eight-Step Plan

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Preventing Alzheimer's: The Eight-Step Plan (via rebeccablood).

Courtesy in Greeting

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

From Erasmus's Courtesy in Greeting chapter of Colloquia: A more affectionate Salutation between Lovers: God save you my little Cornelia, my Life, my Light, my Delight, my Sweet-heart, my Honey, my only Pleasure, my little Heart, my Hope, my Comfort, my Glory.

Safe home

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

Safe home. Whew.

An earlier era

Friday, August 5th, 2005

In the foreground is an OJ379 standard intelligence terminal that allows an intelligence analyst to view incoming data on one screen while using the other screen to view reference data. The equipment is located at the cartographic facility. Location: GRIFFISS AIR FORCE BASE, NEW YORK (NY) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ...