0Ned Batchelder points out an article on cargo cult engineering. As Richard Feynman described them cargo cults are “a cargo cult of people [in the South Seas]. During the war they saw airplanes with lots of good materials, and they want the same thing to happen now. So they’ve arranged to make things like runways, [...]
0In my research about cargo cults (more in a few minutes) I came across an interesting navigational element on the Apologetics Index. The menu stays as a tab on the left and travels when you scroll (though it’s a tad distracting to start with) and pops out when you roll over it. My first thought [...]
0It’s nice to know that not everybody takes the industry so seriously. Check out James Turner’s Comdex rundown.
0I got my first email address and Internet access in 1989, before the web even broke onto the scene, so maybe I’m not a representative example, but apparently many writers hate blogs. Now if I could just get this blog to do something besides giving me an outlet in which I can write what I [...]
0I got a good chuckle this morning from The Bug Count Also Rises, the Imitation Hemingway Contest Winner.
0I’m in need of somebody who knows both Domino and Java for a writing project with quick turnaround. If you’re that person, please email me.
0Unfortunately, I still don’t have the time to devote to it that I’d like, but all this talk about Chatbots has gotten me thinking about Natural Language Processing. fieldmethods.net is an NLP-oriented portal that seems to have interesting information.
0My first “real” programming job was building kiosks using Macromedia Director. It was also my first experience with having more than one monitor. It spoiled me forever. Now Darrell Norton has some metrics on multiple monitors and productivity. He made sure that all developers on a large project had multiple monitors and found that: “After [...]
0Over on my InformIT XML blog, I’ve noted that XML 1.1 is almost here, and not everybody is happy about it. Elliotte Rusty Harold specifically says “Don’t use it.” Also, on a more lighthearted note, I’ve also noted over at the Vanguard Science Fiction Report that: Tarzan’s been cancelled, Jake 2.0 has a full season [...]
0Now on developerWorks: DOM NodeFilters and XML data binding: Using a DOM NodeFilter lets you control the contents of a set of XML data without touching the base application, but the NodeFilter itself is still a class, and needs to be recompiled in order to make any non-trivial changes. This tutorial explains how to build [...]