Ever since I won an honourable mention in the Sun's 1995 Java
applet programming contest and was selected by Scientific American as
a winner of the 2003 Sci/Tech Web Awards, my abacus
pages have become quite popular.
2001: A Space Odyssey
My shrine to Kubrick's masterpiece and the
greatest science fiction motion picture ever made.
My Pathologically Detailed™ Product Reviews
- Sony SJ33 Clié, back in the 2000s,
PDAs were leading-edge technology and Sony was master of the
- Apple Macintosh Powerbook,
in 2005, I switched to Mac OS X and documented my pilgrimage in
pathological detail. I am now a complete convert.
- Canon 50D journal, which began in 2008, has a
review, photos and comments about Canon's mid-range digital SLR
- Fuji X-E1 journal, begun in late 2012, reviews
Fuji's mirrorless interchangeable lens digital camera. I haven't
used the Canon ever since.
- Seiko SNK809 journal reviews this classic,
automatic, self-winding watch.
- Gerber Crucial Multi-tool & Contrast
Knife reviews a pair of Every Day Carry tools.
- Leatherman New Wave Multi-tool,
review of this popular EDC.
- Aether Fall Line Rain Shell,
a review of this hooded jacket for the spring.
2004 • 2005
Emacs is The One True Editor; it is all things to all people. My
Emacs page has some useful links including my
A collection of papers and personalities
related to hacking.
By tracking the number of repeat
watchings of movies, I can hope to determine which movies are
worthy of adding to my collection.
Brief summaries and excerpts of books I have
read. I stopped reading fiction for a while, until I
realized how beneficial it actually was.
“Men should be what they seem;
that be not, would they might seem none!”
“Your mind makes your reality.”
“The universe is, at any given moment, exactly
what you think it is.”
Day the Universe Changed
“The big jumps are taken by people who
disregard conventional wisdom and do something
“The opposite of love is not hate; the opposite of love is solitude.”
“Fortunately, learning to program is
considerably less dangerous than learning sorcery, because the
spirits we deal with are conveniently contained in a secure
“No one who can read, ever looks at a book,
even unopened on a shelf, like one who cannot. ”
A REMEMBERANCE OF THINGS PAST
didn't always look like this.
A woman of such marvelous
insight that she summed up my entire existence in a single, brief
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