I’m not a Democrat. Oh, it’s not that I don’t agree with a lot of the things the Democrats stand for, it’s just that I see them as (mostly) just as corrupt as the Republicans, when you come right down to it. Trouble is, I don’t quite know WHAT I am. For a couple of [...]
When we’re amongst ourselves, a frequent topic among computer book authors — and, I suspect, most other types of authors — is the fact that Amazon canabalizes sales of new books (for which we receive royalties) with prominent links to used books (for which we do not). One author recently found a way to make [...]
The early bird gets the worm, but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.
Talk about a mistake. Upon seeing that George A. Romero’s classic Night of the Living Dead was listed as being in the public domain on the Internet Movie Archive (where a full download is now available!) I did some checking around to see if someone wasn’t playing a really bad joke. According to Boing Boing, [...]
Martin Baker is a man after my own heart. Not only has he made his 3D World Simulation available, but also all of his notes on theory and concepts. The application works with Java3D and with .NET, and saves files as VRML, but the background information is fascinating. (OK, so you kind of have to [...]
If I ever get out to the farm, one of the things I want to do is start growing vegetables. My friend Molly just sent me a link to Seeds Trust, a company that preserves and sells heirloom seeds. (These are the seeds that actually germinate from year to year, rather than the sterile hybrid [...]
In my travels desperately searching for a 3-D to 2D converter, I ran across some helpful information for prospective 3D animators.
It’s interesting what you can find when you pay attention. I don’t know how much of Bush Family Skeletons is accurate, but a lot of the later items I remember. What’s interesting is that the page doesn’t mention the alleged fact that George H. W. Bush is part owner of the Carlyle Group — along [...]
OK, this is another “got it via email” item. As per usual, if this is yours, let me know. I’m especially interested because I’m sure that they’ve got other hilarious material I’d love to see. What really killed the dinosaurs
I’m tremendously heartened by the fact that people finally seem to be noticing — and more importantly, pointing out — unethical, or downright illegal actions by the Bush administration. Just received in tonight’s update from ABC News and World News Tonight: Federal officials are investigating television segments produced by the Bush administration in which people [...]