Archive for the ‘news’ Category

Driving you automagically

Monday, October 10th, 2005

We've been car shopping lately since the 1995 Passat is starting to be less reliable than ever (which is saying a lot) and doesn't cut it for travelling to the country with a dog or going to ultimate tournaments with a bunch of teammates and lots of gear. Storage and ...

ID – Impugning Darwin

Friday, October 7th, 2005

I've been watching the whole intelligent design (ID) controversy from the sidelines for some time with mixed feelings. My focus in university was evolutionary biology. I spent quite some time working in a laboratory for experimental evolution (working with microbes with no artificial genetic modifications - strictly natural processes were ...

Step up for the cure 2005: results

Friday, October 7th, 2005

STEP UP FOR THE CURE - 2005 "The team was triumphant, totalling a distance greater than 20 times Mt. Everest" Total Stairs Climbed : 789,184 Total Vertical Distance : 301,136 m I was expecting it ...

Step up for the Cure

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

Here is where I will be this weekend: http://www.stepupforthecure.com I have no idea how hard 24 hours of stair running might be, but I imagine it will sorely test our limits. When I make it through I will be sure to pass on what I have learned.

Champion

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Andre Agassi defeated James Blake in the quarterfinals of the US Open tennis tournament a few moments ago. This in itself is not amazing unless you consider that Blake has been playing the tennis of his life and was up 2 sets 6-3 6-3 against the 35 year old Agassi. ...

Katrina: Beyond Superdome

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Watching the news in the last few days following the disaster in Katrina's wake has provided lots of opportunity to remember what we take for granted in modern society. Many of the images of anarchy and unattended suffering recalled my (probably flawed) memory of Mad Max movies. Imagining oneself in ...

Drowning New Orleans – A Modern Tragedy

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

While I don't want to distract the reality and immediacy of the disaster in the New Orleans area, a friend pointed out this October 2001 article to me and it is hard not to reflect on our prescience of this event: "A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet ...

Put on your safety googles: a trip to Google’s Labs

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Just a suggestion... Check out the simultaneously useful and distracting Google Suggest: as you type the search field expands into a drop down list providing anticipatory or alternative searches and allowing you to see the difference in the size of the result sets for each of them. A great way of ...

The Network IS the Human

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005

Today is a highly appropriate returning to life for this blog, which was one of many hobbies laid aside while starting a new venture. Today is a happy day since Nudecybot likes networking, bared skin and mad dashing, and today we get to combine all of them. Old-School Human Area Networks Lets ...

Code Vulnerabilities – a physics, semantics, or engineering problem?

Monday, November 15th, 2004

Anyone who uses a personal computer (or who reads the paper) is aware that PCs are highly susceptible to a raft of problems that fall into the domain of "computer security". Even my parents know that computers need to be patched frequently and are aware (first hand!) that these patches ...