We interrupt your regularly scheduled lack-of-posting to bring you this breaking news update: A few people have recently noted that they have been removed from my LJ friends page. The management would like to reassure the denizens of LiveJournal that being removed from my friends list does not mean that I hate you. It does… Continue reading on the subject of livejournal friends pages
Appeals Court Refuses to Order Schiavo’s Feeding Reinstated: “In Tallahassee, Governor Bush worked to gather support for a bill that could force at least a temporary restoration of Ms. Schiavo’s feeding tube. A measure passed last week by the House of Representatives would outlaw the withdrawal of food and water from people in a ‘persistent… Continue reading Florida considers law outlawing withdrawal of food and water
That might sound like a good thing, except it’s actually the date when I’ll retake the PhD Qualifier. May 17-18 (a monday) is the day. I’ve got a wedding in Philadelphia the previous weekend (May 8). Right. I’ve managed to get some studying done almost every sunday this year. I should be OK, right? Right?
Pat: “This is so greasy, I don’t want to put it in my pants.”
Tracking PCs anywhere on the Net A University of California Ph.D. Student, Tadayoshi Kohno, will be presenting research in the IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. Kohno has apparently managed to fingerprint remote devices, even if they are behind a NAT box, or behind an anonymizer service. Furthermore, Kohno’s techniques work regardless of distance: a… Continue reading Tracking PCs anywhere on the Net
DrunkenBlog: Inside Ranchero with Brent and Sheila Simmons: “In case the name Ranchero is new to you, Brent and Sheila make NetNewsWire (RSS aggregator) and MarsEdit (Weblog editor) for Mac OS X, among other things.” NetNewsWire is an excellent piece of software. I’ve experimented with some of the other RSS readers for OSX and linux,… Continue reading DrunkenBlog: Inside Ranchero with Brent and Sheila Simmons
I love Futurama: Robot: Donbot, I beg you. I can’t make this week’s loan payment. Look into your hard drive and open your mercy file! Donbot: File not found!
On my way to campus yesterday (for a full day of heavy, exercised-related lifting; and intense, ground-breaking research), I got into an accident. Not a big accident, mind you. It was really just a little fender bender. And, it wasn’t quite a fender bender. At least, my car was fine. The other guy’s car was… Continue reading bent fenders
Mano Singham’s Web Journal Mano Singham has a blog! I’d say something intelligent about this, but, you really should just go read it. He’s one of the better instructors I’ve ever had: intelligent, patient, and covered in chalk dust.
I’ve tried blaming my lack of updates on any number of things: “writer’s block” comment spam the lunar calendar being “busy” But then, my dinner presented me with more plausible reasoning. My dinner you say? I got home today, and thought “hamburger helper!” This is partially because their cheesy enchilada is tasty, but mostly because… Continue reading hamburger helper and my total lack of updates