Wednesday, February 28, 2001

Okay Flea sent me this. Another thing to file in your waste of time bucke. This chat client has rooms that you move your avatar through. Its kind of interesting. If you create an account in here let me know and I'll pop in and we'll chat...Hotel Habbo
Every once in a while i think back to something I read growing up that has had an influence on the I view the world today. The Myth of Sisyphus, by Albert Camus, was one of those things. A snippet: If this myth is tragic, that is because its hero is conscious. Where would his torture be, indeed, if at every step the hope of succeeding upheld him? The workman of today works everyday in his life at the same tasks, and his fate is no less absurd. But it is tragic only at the rare moments when it becomes conscious. Sisyphus, proletarian of the gods, powerless and rebellious, knows the whole extent of his wretched condition: it is what he thinks of during his descent. The lucidity that was to constitute his torture at the same time crowns his victory. There is no fate that can not be surmounted by scorn.

Tuesday, February 27, 2001

Cool software agents inventing their own language to talk to each other using software chromosomes with random mutations ala DNA. This is the stuff AI will be made of...

Friday, February 23, 2001

Joe forwarded this link to me. It's about trying to get girls involved in engineering and science fields. I'd personally rather work with women than men so let's get to it. :-)

Wednesday, February 21, 2001

Ok so this is a pretty cool use for Flash. It's a mini-series, and its weird. I imagine there are a huge number of little Flash gems like this in the dark alleys of the web...

Tuesday, February 20, 2001

Ed sent me this link to a HUGE picture of the International Space Station taken from the last shuttle mission. It is a wonderful picture. Oh and can anyone tell me what country/continent is in the background?

Monday, February 19, 2001

Ok, I innocently wandered into this post and I'm pissed all over again. Apparently there was a show on FOX that advanced the notion that the moon landings were faked. Grrrr. This is an example and re-enforcement of the reasons why Adrienne and I stopped watching television. Normally I don't care. If people want to put their heads in the sand and be ignorant then that is their problem. But the last paragraph irritated me: "The space agency has encountered other such theories since the landings took place. Why bother to respond to what most consider such hair- brained ideas? "I think it wasn't in respect to the show. It was an answer to the number of emails that we were getting as a result of the show," NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs said. Many of them came from elementary school teachers, who said their students had asked them about the show's claims. " Do your friends a favor and forward them to this site. I find it very useful. I'm sitting here pondering the future of the human race. Especially given this article...

Wednesday, February 14, 2001

jim turned me on to a book that explains the current state of thought in physics, especially in regards to super string theory. The book The Elegant Universe, is pretty accessible and explains some REALLY weird stuff. I ran across this link today that shows an experiment designed to look for extra dimensions that string theory predicts. Weird stuff...

Tuesday, February 13, 2001

I was talking to Dirk today and remembered a book I read in college that I really enjoyed. It was called the Unfettered Mind, and was a book of compiled letters from a zen master to a sword master. I found it more interesting than either The Book of Five Rings or The Art of War. If you pick them up and read them, let me know what you think, or if a couple of you want to read them at the same time I would love to discuss them.

Thursday, February 08, 2001

If this car comes out next year...I'll probably buy one. It's a concept car from Jeep called the Willy's. Rant. A convertible SUV that is NORMAL sized, not some environment killing Titanic. EndRant. UPDATE I found another link to at Jeep's website
I seem to read this kind of article everyday. I usually don't post anything here because...well...I don't want to be alarmist or anything.

Wednesday, February 07, 2001'd you sleep after that hockey game? Did you lay awake until 3:00am replaying the game in your head? Grrrrr....Another game we dominated and lost...check out the stats. Dirk and I have posted the season totals.
More Java Applet Madness...thanks Flea

Monday, February 05, 2001

Hmm...Blogger seems to be having some problems this morning... Actually the problems were's a Monday...

Friday, February 02, 2001

Some news about the MAN...old Papa himself...all I have to say is "The bulls were good that day"......I think I'm ready for a re-read of The Sun Also Rises

Thursday, February 01, 2001

Dirk and I have updated the hockey stats. See where you stand...or fall