Swimming with the Razorfishes

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I have to respect this position.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Straw Poll

Reasons that normal, rational people should ignore the straw poll:
  • It takes place at a state fair (butter cows, anyone?)
  • Tickets are $35 -- yes, you pay to vote
  • …except that very few people pay: the candidates buy blocks of tickets and bus people in.
  • It is a fundraiser for the Republican party. No, this is not my lefty humor; it really is a fundraiser.
This sort of stuff cheapens the race.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Who built this totally cool self-propelled skiing camera?

Monday, December 06, 2010


Excellent photos from 2001.  One of my favorite films.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I seem to have missed this when it came out.

Sony is basing its Snap framework on GNUstep and Objective C. Interesting.

Are they thinking that some of these people writing iPhone applications will expand into widgets for Blu-Ray players and TVs?

Monday, November 22, 2010


This is probably another good time to remind you all that all of us were carrying actual assault rifles, and some of us were also carrying pistols.

So we’re in line, going through one at a time. One of our Soldiers had his Gerber multi-tool. TSA confiscated it. Kind of ridiculous, but it gets better. A few minutes later, a guy empties his pockets and has a pair of nail clippers. Nail clippers. TSA informs the Soldier that they’re going to confiscate his nail clippers.

Sunday, November 14, 2010