Sunday, February 29, 2004

Gerrymandering is the deliberate manipulation of political borders (in many countries, specifically the 'electoral district/constituency boundaries') for short-term electoral advantage, usually of incumbents. The word gerrymander serves both as a verb meaning to perpetrate the abuse and as a noun describing the resulting electoral geography.

Saturday, February 28, 2004

Gates predicts death of the password. Microsoft has teamed up with RSA for developing a strong authentication system for Windows

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Great Books on computing. A very good list of the classic computer books.

Monday, February 23, 2004

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Friday, February 20, 2004

The name 'Splunge' is a commentary on clever project names. The name comes from a Monty Python sketch. The scene is a business meeting, where executives are queried for their opinion of a business proposal by the CEO, and then summarily fired for giving the wrong answer—which soon becomes clear is unavoidable. Finally, one of the last remaining executives, in a panic, simply spouts 'Splunge.' Splunge is hastily defined as 'something that could be a good idea, but not necessarily, unless of course it's not, in which it isn't, but otherwise may be, but also may not be, depending on whether or not it is.' This is (of course) the only opinion that is acceptable by the CEO. All the other executives scramble to change their answers to 'Splunge.'(source)

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Monday, February 16, 2004

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Friday, February 13, 2004

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

How to manage smart people

Don't Hurry, Be happy

Muse Log, a blog which talks about a lot of things that interest me.

Monday, February 02, 2004

Ockham's Razor, or in Modern english, "Keep it simple, stupid"

Thomas G. Stockham Jr., 70, Father of Digital Audio Recording, Dies

Debugging with strace

Why Run Free Software on a PDA?