21-Dec-2002Some Fascinating Good Words
1997 Rise of the Stupid Network 1998 The Dawn of the Stupid Network 2000 Worse Is Better 2002 The Paradox of the Best Network: The best network is the hardest one to make money running.
21-Dec-2002TIA is a Bummer
“Total Information Awareness” as a diagnosis problem (web.archive)
21-Dec-2002Sad for Scientific Progress
Computer Science does not learn from its past – three rants from smart folk: 1 · 2 · 3
21-Dec-2002Counterattack = Vigilantism = Bad for Society
Bruce Schneier’s Crypto-Gram newsletter this month says, among other things: Our society does not give us the right of revenge, and wouldn’t work very well if it did. Read the whole thing.
21-Dec-2002Random Stuff From Thanksgiving Roanoke (Just a list)
Thanksgiving Veggie quiche Far from Heaven Seared Tuna and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes Angel Food Cake Buffy Marathon on FX Phone call with Leah Dad and Photoshop Elements Dueling Cats My Sister Laptoporama Salsa-making with my Mom “I’m sorry I didn’t tell you about the world” – A.I. Solaris Racquetball with my Dad
21-Dec-2002BBEdit PHP Glossary
If you write PHP in BBEdit, you want the BBEdit PHP Glossary.
21-Dec-2002Someday we’ll find it, the Phish/Talking Heads Connection
It’s here: Live Phish volume 15: The Omni in Atlanta Georgia. What’s the connection? Phish takes the whole Talking Heads record Remain In Light and covers it live on Disc 3 of Live Phish volume 15. I’ve heard Crosseyed and Painless as they do it. Fun! I don’t know much Phish, but I know some…
Users Begin to Demand Software Usability Tests: Boeing requiring vendors to follow new usability standard for products. This is an interesting article. I like how the MS rep says “customers don’t ask for usability” – which of course rings true. But then customers are implicitly asking for usability when they can’t find what they need…
21-Dec-2002Racquetball Frequently Asked Questions
This is cool — common questions about racquetball — with simply worded answers. Like How do I get more power from my backhand? and Can I let the ball hit the front wall TWICE before I hit it?.