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An IKE cup of coffee 2

An IKE cup of coffee

I definitely enjoy a morning cup of joe, but still without power going into the 5th day after Hurricane Ike, I think I may have taken more steps than normal. – I filled the...

Ike 1, Tomballians 1 0

Ike 1, Tomballians 1

Sitting here in the dark, reading by candlelight (and typing on my blackberry) and drinking some white wine (we have to, of course, because the power is out)… …With my family. …In my house....

Dem hurricanes is humblin’ 0

Dem hurricanes is humblin’

Insert your fav weatherman joke here…man cannot accurately predict the weather or the future. We are about to create black holes, and maybe Higgs bosons at the LHC in CERN, Switzerland…but we cannot tell...

geek job #e squared: the writer of this check and the one who figures the amount to cash it 0

geek job #e squared: the writer of this check and the one who figures the amount to cash it

 Yet another shining example of what will happen when geeks rule the world. Unfortunately (or fortunately) this makes total sense to me. And, keeping it all in the family, my lovely daughter works for...

nike + iPod gadget 0

nike + iPod gadget

I started out as a skeptic, but I’ve become a big fan of my nike+iPod gadget set. My wife got me the gift box set for Christmas which has an iPod Nano, the Nike+...

converting LPs to MP3s 0

converting LPs to MP3s

I have almost every album Rush has put out…on LP, including a pristine 1975 Fly By Night. I have signed copies of several albums now considered “Classic Rock”, including a Black Sabbath Album signed...

geek job #11: Computer Jock for the LHC 0

geek job #11: Computer Jock for the LHC

The teams I’ve worked on have managed some incredibly large data centers. But I have some serious geek envy for the dudes running the computing and network infrastructure for CERN’s Large Haldron Collider. In...

bookrev: Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd 0

bookrev: Programming the Universe: A Quantum Computer Scientist Takes on the Cosmos by Seth Lloyd

I’ve been reading this book for a while. Non-fiction books (except history books) always take me longer, as I like to check the facts, absorb the ideas…yeah, I know, it reminds some of you...

SF Signal Mind Meld, me but no vulcans 0

SF Signal Mind Meld, me but no vulcans

SFSignal is running their Tuesday Mind Meld feature with the question: are we headed for a Technological Panopticon? My response is there, along with the august company of Vernor Vinge, Charles Stross and David...

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