I’m not even going that I’ll get around to reading A history of the first multiethnic upwardly mobile society in America, but the NY Times Notable Books of the Year are out. Here are the fiction ones that look good to me (basically, this is just a reminder to myself, but if you’ve been wondering what […]
[The Mountain of Worthless Information] mentioned this but their link was wrong. Important paper.
Ritchie WetNotes are fantastic. They’re waterproof paper. So waterproof that you can use them SCUBA diving. So there are some reef-fish whose fieldmarks are really hard to remember, and I have computer notes and drawings. So I thinks to myself, “Self,” I thinks, “I wonder if you can use your Laserjet 1300 to create waterfast […]
Tom Wolfe’s I Am Charlotte Simmons is better than I expected. It’s not Bonfire of the Vanities or A Man in Full, but below-average Wolfe is still better than 90% of the stuff being passed off for literature nowadays, such as the execrable The Rule of Four which would never have made it into print were […]
Long’s Drugs uses a simple letter/number code to indicate on its price tags the wholesale cost for each item on sale. The code has been cracked via [Boing Boing] The substitution at Long’s is CHARLESTON (where C = 1, H = 2, etc.). Wal-mart’s code is still unbroken. Where’s Alan Turing when you need him? […]
Back in 1997, Garry Kasparov played six rounds of chess against IBM’s Deep Blue computer. Kasparov is, possibly, the greatest chess player of all time. He won one round, battled to a draw in three… via [Alice and Bill.com] Apparently there’s a new movie out that says that the Deep Blue win was a cheat […]
The Visual Studio 2005 November CTP (Community Technology Preview) drop is now available on MSDN. This is actually the FIRST CTP of the Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition (which I announced at VSLive! In Orlando back in September to round out the family of VS2005 products. This contains support for all of the languages that […]
Fuhgeddabout desktop search, Microsoft’s released improved ink recognition in Office.
There are a million people out there struggling with the Sims 2, which has stupid, customer-hostile blocks and guards against all sorts of CD-R software. The symptom is that when you run the program, it tells you to “insert the correct cd rom” (despite, obviously, having the correct cd-rom / dvd in the drive). By […]