Disassembled Webcam, removed lens, Dremeled film canister and enclosure, and voila! Planetary astrophotography cam! Feeling like Macgyver. # Hubble just flew between Moon and Jupiter!!!!! Wow!!!! (right place, right time) # Photo of Hubble passing between Jupiter and Moon (bad exposure, blurry, but what can you do?) http://bit.ly/5ds9G9 # Just saw Avatar in 2D. Really […]
It’s a tooth-chattering 62 degrees in Hawaii this morning as the Sun reaches its lowest latitude of the year. Yesterday was a wild one, beginning with a waterspout: and ending with a beautiful crescent moon near Jupiter. As I was looking at Jupiter and the Moon in the twilight, I noticed a satellite creeping between […]
I wish I had time to investigate Accelerator v2, a managed interface for General-Purpose GPU and x64 multicore data-parallel programming. Fun! Satnam Singh’s MSDN Blog : GPGPU and x64 Multicore Programming with Accelerator from F#.
Robert Dempsey’s post Does Offshoring Really Save Money? says the #1 risk of offshoring is communication overhead. In this post I argue that the larger risks for offshore development include lack of offshore management know-how, inadequate user involvement, poor change controls, and lack of required technical know-how. As an “offshore” consultant myself (I’m available for […]
The “MIT Red Ballon Challenge” won a contest sponsored by DARPA to spot 10 red balloons placed somewhere in the continental United States. The MIT group spotted all 10 balloons within just a few hours of the balloons being launched. Other teams submitted within a few minutes of the MIT group, but the MIT group […]
I wish all statistical tests could be reduced to something this easy to follow and understand: Easy statistics for AdWords A/B testing, and hamsters.
Went to Kua Bay yesterday. Beautiful azure surf and amazing 100’+ visibility. As soon as I got in the water, I saw 3 teenage ulua (jacks). Found an octopus in around 20′ of water, broke an urchin and fed it to him. Went out to 50′ and did some easy drops, spotted another group of […]