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pemo (Notes from a Small [Academic] Island) ++++++++++++++++++ It's all academic! ++++++++++++++++++ July 2004 Entries
Using Opera

Because whenever I use Avant/IE, I cannot get past the login 'dialog' - as that just keeps returning me to the login page whenever I hit 'Login' :-( Still, v7.53 seems pretty damn good - like it displays gwb ok (apart from there's no HTML 'view') - which 6.5 didn't.

Posted On Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:45 AM

Lightsaber

Saw these recently in Orlando – added to my ThinkGeek wish list!

Posted On Saturday, July 24, 2004 6:45 PM

IP-cameras
I thought this would happen a long time ago – but I've only just researched into using it myself. What am I talking about – as the title says - IP-cameras of course! Like most IT-bods, I've worked for companies that used expensive coaxial-cameras – for surveillance etc; these cost an arm and a leg however, and hey, now that we're into the 21st century, well, why not use webcams instead!? We're looking at installing a webcam in our college bar – mostly so that college members ......

Posted On Friday, July 23, 2004 4:11 PM

Functional Quantum Programming
>>We have recently finished the first draft of a paper on functional quantum programming. >>See http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~t... >>Any comments are welcome. My (current) comment is that I can't comment – the John Smith's 'Extra Smooth' has taken its toll ......

Posted On Wednesday, July 21, 2004 8:45 PM

See the Dolphins?

 

Posted On Saturday, July 17, 2004 5:09 PM

Nice Undergrad Combo
Or for anyone interested in functional-programming and/or discrete mathematics. http://galois.com/~sof/hugs... and http://www.dcs.gla.ac.uk/~j... ......

Posted On Saturday, July 17, 2004 5:03 PM

Algebraic Set Theory
It's of interest to me, so it might be of interest to someone else? http://www.phil.cmu.edu/pro... ......

Posted On Friday, July 16, 2004 6:18 PM

Bugger!

Max Newman: "There's nothing in computing that is worthy of a Ph.D."
 
Ok, so he did say it a long time ago.

Posted On Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:44 AM

Robovie-M
This is pretty amazing – anyone got a spare $4,500 they could lend me? Movement-wise, it kinda reminds me of Dewey/Huey in Silent Running - anyone remember that one ......

Posted On Tuesday, July 13, 2004 9:00 AM

So, billg's going to blog is he!
Do we really believe that Bill's actually going to write his blog himself!? Well, call me a cinic (ok, so you're a cinic), but I doubt whether we're going to get the real billg anytime soon (or ever) - I mean, come on, it'll be full of 'corp speak', and nothing human, like: "Boy, I had a fantasic shag last night ... pity Melinda wasn't there!" It'll be PR (or the lawyers!) that write bill's blog - although, if they're really clever, they'll try to convince the Sun readers otherwise (and being Sun ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:36 PM

Out of the Mouths of Babes ...
Daniel (my son) – wearing a white tee-shirt; with a logo on the back (detail, not important). Phillipa: Daniel, what's that on your back? Daniel: A tee-shirt! Our D.Phil/M.Phil pragmatics students really need to talk to my son. Another example, from the other day … Kate came up to us, just as St. Edward's school was singing at an event called Sound-School. Kate: Is this St. Edward's school singing now? Daniel: Yes. Kate: What year is it? Daniel: 2004! Now, if Kate had said 'What year ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:26 PM

switch { ... break; (free) }
I'm so glad that I don't 'do' commercial anymore! Recently, the blogs I've been stumbling across are mostly full of the latest/greatest current-thing (c/w syntax and code-snippets). Or, they're full of the he said, but he then said! kinda stuff. Now, I've nothing against any of this per se, but it takes me back to a time when I too had to keep up-to-date with all the politics; and the latest incarnation of essentially the same thing – for example, getting thing-1 to talk to thing-2 (apologies ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2004 5:05 PM

You Are What You ????
"You are what you eat" – or so the saying goes. However, I think that "You are what you read". So, anyone care to publicise their current reading list at all (come on and share!) Me? Well, I'm currently reading (in no particular order): Design Theory and Computer Science The Logic of Typed Feature Structures Formal Methods in Artificial Intelligence Understanding Z The Mind's Eye The Liar Three Men in a Boat The Adventure of English 500 AD-2000 Turing and the Universal Machine: The Making of ......

Posted On Saturday, July 10, 2004 4:36 PM

AOP
I'm currently reviewing a draft of a book on Aspect-Oriented Programming. Anyway, I wonder if there are any 'AOP whizzes' out there that would like to mention anything that they feel should be covered in such a book? FYI - AOP is 'about' encapsulating cross-cutting concerns. For example, encapsulating a "debugging" aspect which cuts across the structure of the program. For more info on AOP stuff, see http://aosd.net/ ......

Posted On Friday, July 9, 2004 2:53 PM

Nutters on Motorcycles
Nutters on Motorcycles - Amazing stuff, if just, um A LITTLE DANGEROUS! Also, note the 'disclaimer' at the start of this - hmmm ... "All of the riders in this program are professionals and were filmed in controlled environments..." ......

Posted On Friday, July 9, 2004 5:25 AM

Scale and the Solar-system
I've often thought that a scale-model of the solar-system was hugely lacking, however, I think this one sucks - like why not scale things down a bit so that things are at least in the same local-vicinity! I mean, what good is this?

Posted On Thursday, July 8, 2004 6:48 AM

Watch!
My binary watch has arrived! (http://www.thinkgeek.com/g... Now all I need to do is learn how to read it in 'real time' ......

Posted On Monday, July 5, 2004 3:15 PM

UNIX in a Z1000!

http://bike.owns.com


Posted On Friday, July 2, 2004 2:34 PM

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