Volumetric 3-D Displays!
There's an excellent collection of articles about cognitive systems appearing in ERCIM News (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics). Now you can really get a good idea of how soon the machines will replace us all.
What day is it? The computer says it's Tuesday, and I guess I trust it. It seems like the days are going by faster and faster and I'm not really getting anything done. Hrmmm...
There was no crawling last night. We gamed and then I stayed up way too late (05:30ish). Now I'm at work.
Spring Crawl 2003 is tonight. Wish us luck.
A small victory for all those P2P users out there. Exerpt? Well, alright:...federal court Judge Stephen Wilson ruled that Streamcast--parent of the Morpheus software--and Grokster were not liable for copyright infringements that took place using their software.
From slashdot:Techfocus.org has an interview with EFF's Legal Director Cindy Cohn, where she talks about the Domestic Security Enhancement Act, or 'Patriot Act II'. She talks about what the act is, how it might infringe on your freedoms, where it does right and how ordinary people can make a difference.Don't forget about your personal privacy rights. Support the EFF.
Another private space startup.
Sorry about the 5-day gap in posts. I've been distracted by a girl named Megan that I met at work and have been going out (and staying in) with. I also developed a sore throat over the weekend which put me in a very tired mood for a few days. I have been keeping up with Kikuchiyo, Vox, Wills, Teh Funny, and Yo Jimbo, but nothing really inspired that little Mini-Muse in me. But just for the record, I am not AWOL, just preoccupied with stuff I haven't thought about in a long time.
Oh yeah, happy 4/20 to everyone.
Brief weekend recap: Friday night I attended a kegger at my friend Pat's. Later that night I met up with Adam, Will, Susan, and David at Burt's Tiki Lounge. Saturday I worked and then went to a barbeque at Will Hume's house. We had some food and played lots of Halo. Will generously donated one of his extra VCRs to replace our repidly deteriorating VCR. It had developed this whine that changed frequency and intensity periodically. The new one is much smarter and quieter than the old one, though. It will rewind the video, eject it, and power itself off (after a countdown) when it reaches the end of the tape. Thanks, Will. Today I worked and then came home and finished the Tao of Pooh and soon Mikey and I will join Adam at O'Neil's for a burger and a few pints.
In respone to many people's belief that I was hopped up on goofballs when I posted the "INFORMATION" poem on Kikuchiyo, I must say that I was only picking my favorite of the list of poems from the site Sam linked to. Sorry about that; next time I run across some goofballs I'll be sure to send everyone some.
Steve is a supervillan. Switch.
Oh crap! I mentioned Linux and forgot to plug FreeBSD. My bad.
Interesting things I found on slashdot today:
- The Jefferson Muzzle awards - Awards given to people or organizations that have done the most to hinder free speech.
- Blatant Linux advocacy - The Economist talks about Linux vs. Microsoft.
- More about Google - The New York Times talks about Google's immense popularity. (Free registration required to read the NYT Online)
- Stupid security - Privacy International held a "international competition to discover the world's most pointless, intrusive, stupid and self-serving security measures." The results are here.
ScrappleFace has a hilarious story about Yahoo!'s attempt to regain some of the search engine market. The original story can be found here [cnn.com].
I've been reading this webcomic for the last few hours. Parental discretion advised. Take with food.
I guess I can thank Will and his birthday-having properties for allowing me to add another waking up drunk experience to my life. That aside, when I got home and drank about a liter of water I felt better. Now I'm at work and I just got some food in me, so things are improving in my bloodstream.
Here's an article about the proposed amendment to the Patriot Act.
I was just wondering if anyone had ever thought of the universe as a single digit number expressed in base infinity.
Nothing comes to mind to post at the moment. If I should find something interesting, I'll post it. I'm currently reading the Patriot Act II Draft Legislation, which is extremely 1984-ish. It's fairly long and I'm only about a half dozen pages in so far, but I'll try to remember to post my thoughts and reactions when I'm finished. Update (11:36:03 PM): Sorry about the dead Patriot Act 2 link, it's fixed now.
It's in 'yer teeth.
Hey! I thought I removed that thought transmitter... they must've planted a backup transmitter while I was sleeping. "I'll find it tonigh- Oh wait, they might be listening... Must think of circus music! Circus music!"
(voiceover from epw's brain) "Mission accomplished. Let's see those bastards remain uninformed now..."
Nice metatagging, sir. I applaud your efforts.
I will now create a post in which everything is a link. Why? Because I can, and because maybe you will find something interesting at one of the links.
Thanks for the invite glad to be aboard.
Okay, so I finally accepted the invite to ~epw. Maybe more in the future, maybe not. Probably. Time for bed.
Apparently some people think I've been going link-crazy and placing lots of links in my posts just because I can. While this may be true, it has led to a challenge. The challenge is to create a post in which there is no text which is not a link, so be on the lookout for a bright blue weblog entry in the near future.
Today consisted of sleeping followed by working followed by gaming followed by Virtua Fighter 4 followed by more sleeping.
Whew! Last night was a lot of fun. Adam got a bottle of 3 year old Mezcal tequila which was very, very good. Adam, Mikey and I sipped a tiny bit of it when we got back to our apartment last night (after last call). I could still taste it when I woke up this morning (afternoon, really). Now I'm at work and Mikey's at home (hopefully) getting the apartment ready for gaming tonight. I think tonight we're going to continue the Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil campaign. I get to play Dozz, the Half-Orc 10th level priest of Pelor. He enjoys bashing things (mostly evil things), polishing his armor, and illuminating dark places with the searing light (or flamestrike) of Pelor.
On the totally geeky side of the news, FreeBSD 4.8 was released last night. So for all you FreeBSD'ers out there, get cvsup running and make that world. Here are some instructions just incase you're using FreeBSD and don't know how to upgrade a live system.
Good morning, world! Today I prepare myself mentally and physically for the long night ahead, for today is Adam's birthday. The plan is to gather at my apartment after Adam gets off work, and then proceed to get some grub. Once we have filled our bellies with food, we can then safely make our way downtown to the Anodyne, where we will infuse ourselves with much alcohol. Wish us luck!
Today I went out in search of the Travelbug Sunport cache, but was still unsuccessful in finding it. After that, Mikey and I ordered some Cache In Trash Out T-Shirts since they were only $3 apiece. On a totally separate note, the urge to blog has been spreading like a virus. Will, Adam, and Mikey all now have weblogs, so go check them out sometime. Oh, and there's always Kikuchiyo News, thanks to Sam Brown.
Ich brauch dich doch auch night mehr als du mich.-Run Lola Run Soundtrack
Tonight we (Adam, Will, Mikey, and I) watched The 13th Warrior, a good movie for inspiring one to play more Dungeons and Dragons. Aside from that, we shared a couple of 6-packs and Will played some Warcraft 3. That's about it around here.