I would have said “only in Marin” if I still lived there, but a Kona couple has received $30,000 in a wrongful arrest settlement for being busted for growing pot. They were held for 8 hours. Nice work if you can get it.
Predictive Algorithms for Browser Support of Habitual User Activities on the Web on [Microsoft Research Publications] Yeah, I’m sure most people will happily trade privacy for help browsing known sites and clicking on links.
I have never registered a piece of shareware faster than I did this morning after trying out Sciral Consistency. This is a to-do manager for repetitive tasks that can occur within a range of days (for instance, you need to do the bills twice a month, but an Outlook repetitive task scheduling them for “5 […]
This is something I’d love to see running Tablet XP: a table whose surface is a touch-screen display running at 1600 x 1200. via <a href=”http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/11/24.html%23a8707″ “>Scoble.
Reuters reports that a pod of dolphins protected swimmers from an attacking great white shark off the coast of New Zealand’s North island: Link Via [Boing Boing] Nice story, but I’m not sure I believe it.
Casey Chesnut, who’s my favorite Tablet PC programmer because he does all this stuff apparently without realizing that it’s supposed to be hard, has written a neural network based character recognizer for the Tablet PC (via [Tech Blender]). He normalizes an ink stroke in x,y,and t (time) (a technique I discussed in two recent DevX […]
Time magazine today named the Intel Centrino mobile technology wireless surfboard as one of the Coolest Inventions of 2004… Via [Tablet PC hep!] Lordy, lordy, lordy. When this counts as the coolest thing that done with a technology, we’re in trouble. BTW, I’m doing a surf report Konfabulator widget (For the logic impaired, it’s usually […]
There’s an early Simpsons where Mr. Burns somehow comes to believe that Homer is a fellow predatory capitalist. When he asks Homer how to improve the working environment, Homer says that he’d like the fish sticks in the cafeteria to come with more tartar sauce. Burns marvels at this Machiavellian way to buy the affection […]
Via [Lambda the Ultimate – Programming Languages Weblog] I found JetBrain’s Sergey Dimitriev’s very important whitepaper on “Language Oriented Programming: The Next Programming Paradigm” This is the best brief explanation I’ve seen of the emerging consensus that the software development industry is finally poised to move beyond general-purpose languages. This echoes much of what Microsoft […]
…So here’s some homework for the mighty tablet armada: sell me on the tablet platform…Given all that, convince me. Sell it to me. Design me a suitable demo. Explain to me exactly why I shouldn’t go and get some cute little touch-screen sub-notebook, a ThinkPad with 7+ hour battery life, or a full-featured Media Center […]