In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which…Read More The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
One of the most effective ways to improve your software is to use it early and often. This used to be called eating your own dogfood, which is far more evocative than the alternatives. The key is that you use the software you’re building. If it doesn’t taste good to you, it’s probably not customer-ready. …Read More RSA: Time for some cryptographic dogfood
After more than 5 years, nearly 3,300 posts, and 6,300 comments on Movable Type, we’re migrating the blog to WordPress on a new host. Please let us know if I broke something. This is the new machine. Photo: Face the World with a Peaceful Mind, by Ting Hay.Read More Migration
The CBC Quirks and Quarks podcast on “The 10% Solar System Solution” is a really interesting 9 minutes with Scott Gaudi on how to find small planets far away: We have to rely on nature to give us the microlensing events. That means we can’t actually pick and choose which stars to look at, and…Read More Emergent Planetary Detection via Gravitational Lensing
Apparently, corporations and unions can now spend unlimited funds on campaign advertisements. I’m hopeful that soon the Supreme Court will recognize that people are people too, and have the same free speech rights as corporations. Maybe, too, the Court will recognize that Congress may not limit the right of people to freely associate, and perhaps…Read More People are People, Too!
The New York Times is reporting that there’s a “Deep Discount on Space Shuttles ,” they’re down to $28.8 million. But even more exciting than getting one of the 3 surviving monstrosities is that the main engines are free: As for the space shuttle main engines, those are now free. NASA advertised them in December…Read More Does it include a launchpad?
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!Read More Hello world!