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Thursday, March 29, 2001

Tips for effective lucid dreaming (bottom of page), and a dream machine (top of page).
1:17 AM

Monday, March 26, 2001

A nice collection of comparisons to fuel flamewars:

Linux vs FreeBSD vs NetBSD vs OpenBSD vs Hurd
Debian vs Slackware vs RedHat
Monolithic kernel vs microkernel
Microsoft Windows NT vs Unix
Java vs LISP vs Scheme vs C vs C++
Perl vs TCL vs Python vs AWK vs Ksh
Qt vs Gtk vs Tk vs Xt vs Xlib vs GNUstep
Apple II vs Atari 800 vs C=64 vs TRS-80
Atari ST vs Commodore Amiga vs Apple Macintosh
Motorola vs Intel
Unix vs VMS vs MVS
Microsoft Windows vs Macintosh
USR Pilot vs Apple Newton vs WinCE
RMS vs Bill Gates

From Christopher Browne's fascinating Internet Data Filtering Talk
7:08 PM

Saturday, March 24, 2001

Forget "When Worlds Collide" (do you even remember it?)... see what happens when galaxies collide.
10:58 PM

Thursday, March 22, 2001

Check out the vital stats and compare and contrast various IRC networks such as EFNet, DALNet, Undernet, etc...
11:19 PM

An oldie but goodie: Recursive Make Considered Harmful
"Symptoms that the UNIX community have long accepted as a fact of life, but which need not be endured any longer..." "...recursive makes which take ``forever'' to work out that they need to do nothing, recursive makes which do too much, or too little, recursive makes which are overly sensitive"
10:48 PM

One good thing about all the attention the demise of the Mir space sation is getting is that it gets people interested in science who otherwise would not have been interested in it at all. Another good thing is the popularization of cool satelite tracking Java applets like this one. Its particularly convenient because you can use it from within your browser. You can rotate the globe in 3D, zoom in and out, and track various sattelites, like Mir and the ISS.
9:31 PM

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Michael Abrash's classic Graphics Programming Black Book is now available free online at Dr.Dobbs. Beware, the graphics stuff itself is obsolete, but the optimization and general assembly programming info is still relevant.
6:02 PM

An excellent resource for finding rare books.
4:06 PM

Saturday, March 17, 2001

Recently laid-off tech sector emloyees should not forget to fill out their 1040.com forms!
7:17 PM

CoreWars, the antediluvian, abstract, assembly language version of RobotWars (for software nerds instead of hardware jocks) got more interesting when warriors were evolved instead of written. More here and here. Perhaps CoreWars@home will be next. :)
1:39 AM

Thursday, March 15, 2001

A computer language genealogy, in PDF format, and others.
10:23 PM

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

"...the US law system has allowed for a decade the filing of patents for elementary software processes. The 30.000 software patents filed every year are now used to attack and eliminate independant software publishers or free software authors."
From: www.freepatents.org
Its aimed at Europeans, but is still very interesting and relevant.
1:10 AM

Sunday, March 11, 2001

Using Genetic Algorithms for Game AI
4:24 PM

Thursday, March 08, 2001

The One True Programming Editor wars continue... this time its settled in a paintball match! Guess which editor wins?
11:10 PM

Wednesday, March 07, 2001

A rant about privacy.
1:05 AM

Thursday, March 01, 2001

Letting computers evolve a language.. Is this a step towards spontaneous development of an AI ?
2:44 AM



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