I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night (June 16, 2003, 0) - Dominique Cimafranca wrote in with this beautiful poem by
The Old Astronomer to His Pupil
Reach me down my Tycho Brahe, I would know him when we meet,
When I share my later science, sitting humbly at his feet;
He may know the law of all things, yet be ignorant of how
We are working to completion, working on
Whoops, a little too hasty with the rm there (October 24, 2006, 0) - I accidentally deleted the second half of my workshop recording. Which
is a pity, as it turns out you can get a fair bit of quality out of a
Wow. The first one’s not bad at all.
Random Emacs symbol: dump-emacs – Function: Dump current state of Emacs into executable file FILENAME.
Is Java too big for the enterprise? (October 1, 2003, 0) - Link from Miguel Paraz:
The company I work for runs a large, high-profile web site with users
all across the world and delivers them large amounts of streaming
media content plus textual stories. You might guess therefore that
this is a news website, frequently updated throughout the day, and
delivering content 24×365. No names, or course, for obvious reasons.
OMG. Girls have the geek gene, too?! NO WAY! (October 18, 2006, 0) - Girls have the geek gene, too, reports Jen Gerson of The Toronto Star. Read it and weep.
Goodness gracious, someone *please* tell me that this is a satire
article appearing in The Onion, not a serious article appearing in the
I.D. section of a major newspaper.
The opening sentence starts the same way as most articles about women
Too hot, too cold, just right (May 23, 2006, 0) - I sent Mark a draft of my paper, summarizing a number of research
papers on innovation diffusion and technology diffusion and reading
them in the context of blogging and social bookmarking. He sent me
back a polite but firm reminder that this is for a conference and I
don’t have to burden my paper with too much of a