Category Archives: Technology

The Game That Conquered the World (Minecraft)

I like the fact that, in Minecraft, kids take basic rules and do things the game’s authors never envisoned. Take a look at this article in The Atlantic Monthly where, a 46-year-old father who is anti everything online tries the … Continue reading

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Beautiful picture of a Spacex launch

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A beautiful photo of the Spacex Falcon CRS-8 launch

 

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Why is my WiFi slow? (because of a total lack of planning?)

The article Why is my WiFi slow? Why does my WiFi keep dropping out? addresses the technical issues of why WiFi sucks, but just treats the situation as given from G-d.  It’s not.   This is what happens when the mantra … Continue reading

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My suggested edits for Datastax Cassandra Architecture Overview web page

This is an edited version of http://www.datastax.com/documentation/cassandra/2.0/cassandra/architecture/architectureIntro_c.html (Under Documentation > Home> Understanding the architecture > Architecture in brief ) for feedback purposes. In this edited version, I tried to explain things by what they’re supposed to do, rather than how … Continue reading

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Legal issues for Google’s ballon based aerial computer network (the “Loon” network)

The following are excepts from The Atlantic Monthly article Can We Trust Google With the Stratosphere? Google’s balloons’ primary mission might be to deliver Internet service, but it’s their aviation technology that is the real innovation. These balloons operate in … Continue reading

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I’ve finally moved my blog from Drupal to WordPress

WordPress is really quite nice to use for a blog.  It takes a little getting used to, but it’s clearly a highly tuned application that’s gone through multiple iterations of improvement.   Still gotta change that kumbaya banner photograph that came … Continue reading

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Oracle will continue to bundle ‘crapware’ with Java

From the Computerworld article: Oracle will not stop bundling what critics describe as “crapware” and “foistware” with its Java installer anytime soon, a company representative intimated last week. Currently, the Java installer for Windows includes an offer for the Ask.com … Continue reading

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Long telephoto video of a freight train in Kensington MD

My YouTube video of a Southbound freight going through the Kensington Maryland train station. The initial view of the train is an obscured telephoto shot that transforms into a full close up view.

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Computer “Science” doesn’t deal with the issue of humans writing software

In the article titled, Faith, Hope, and Love An essay on software science’s neglect of human factors (PDF) the argument is made that Computer Science is useful as a mathematics tool, but doesn’t deal with the elephant in the room … Continue reading

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