February 17, 2010
I am rugged - and more importantly, my code is rugged. I recognize that software has become a foundation of our modern world. I recognize the awesome responsibility that comes with this foundational role. I recognize that my code will be used in ways I cannot anticipate, in ways it was not designed, and for longer than it was ever intended. I recognize that my code will be attacked by talented and persistent adversaries who threaten our physical, economic, and national security.
Fraser Speirs - Future Shock
February 10, 2010
Secretly, I suspect, we technologists quite liked the idea that Normals would be dependent on us for our technological shamanism. Those incantations that only we can perform to heal their computers, those oracular proclamations that we make over the future and the blessings we bestow on purchasing choices. via speirs.org Very interesting post about the negative reactions to the Apple iPad.
Google's first Super Bowl ad. Awesome. Google search influences so many decisions we make in life - Sachin's web archive
February 8, 2010
via sachinlet.posterous.com Really cute ad.
The 'Israelification' of airports: High security, little bother - thestar.com
January 28, 2010
Israelis, unlike Canadians and Americans, don't take s--- from anybody. When the security agency in Israel (the ISA) started to tighten security and we had to wait in line for — not for hours — but 30 or 40 minutes, all hell broke loose here. We said, 'We're not going to do this. You're going to find a way that will take care of security without touching the efficiency of the airport.
I like the twittelator splash screen. Reminds me of the original Alien posters.
January 27, 2010
Trying out post.ly. I don't yet fully get what the difference is with just posting to my posterous blog.
January 22, 2010
Automatically cc myself in Outlook
January 8, 2010
I like to Cc myself in all emails I sent. This has a few advantages over the automatically-stored copies in the “Sent” folder that most email clients create, the most important being that the handling of “Sent” varies significantly from client to client – some store it on the server, some store it locally, some erase it after a while, etc., whereas having a copy in my Inbox means it’s readily accessible and in the same place as other messages from the same thread.
Sumerians Look On In Confusion As God Creates World | The Onion
December 23, 2009
A booming voice is saying, 'Let there be light,' but there is already light. It is saying, 'Let the earth bring forth grass,' but I am already standing on grass. via theonion.com Hilarious!
The Known Universe Scientifically Rendered For All to See
December 22, 2009
via amnh.org Amazing video.
December 17, 2009
via musicaldna.com and @jensmccabe Very interesting music visualization technique.
Israeli Security Opens Fire on a MacBook. Thrice. - Tom's Hardware
December 15, 2009
2009 in photos (part 1 of 3) - The Big Picture
December 15, 2009
via boston.com As usual, awesome photo set from TBP, showing some of the good, the bad and the superbad of 2009. Photo 39 (above) is absolutely heartbreaking. "Why isn't dad reaching back to me?"
Change blindness experiment
December 15, 2009
via boingboing.net Incredible how little attention we pay to things and people around us.
CopperExport development paused
December 11, 2009
I want to post a short update aimed at users of my iPhoto plugin CopperExport. I have received multiple reports of it failing in recent updates of Snow Leopard, and I have also verified personally that it does not work properly in iPhoto'09. Unfortunately, since the big move, I find myself without easy access to a Mac for development (I had a Mac at my previous job, and I use Windows at my new job), which pretty much makes fixing these bugs impossible.
National Geographic's International Photography Contest 2009 - The Big Picture
November 29, 2009
via boston.com Amazing photos from TBP. I was at the Iguazu Falls many years ago, and it's a majestic and breathtaking place.
After the move
November 16, 2009
So, three weeks after our move back to Mexico, things are going well. We battled some illnesses in the beginning (we got a pretty bad cold), but we are all but recovered now, and we've been extremely busy. We are in the process of finding a place to live, moving from Mexico City (where we arrived, and where my new job started) to Queretaro (where my permanent job will be), buying a car, finding a school, and many other "
Server-less does not mean service-less
November 16, 2009
For a few weeks now, all of mine and my family's online presence and services have been running exclusively using free services. Before, we shared a rented server with some friends, and that server hosted all the services provided by all of our domains: zzamboni.org, sorianoramirez.org, newmoms.ch and virtsecurity.org. Now, with our moving to a different country and all that, we decided to eliminate the need to rent a server, and even reduce costs in the process.
Character interactions charts (xkcd)
November 2, 2009
via xkcd.com Amazing. The amount of work that went into these (particularly for LOTR) is staggering.
Packed and ready to go
October 19, 2009
This was the scene last night in our cellar. It was all gone this morning.
Drives On What Side?
October 12, 2009
via reflectionof.me Interesting map. I didn't know Argentina used to drive on the left side (until 1945, according to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-_and_left-hand_traffic#Argentina )
xkcd - A Webcomic - Scary
October 9, 2009
via xkcd.com Scary indeed. From the alt text "I'm teaching every 8-year-old relative to say this, and every 14-year-old to do the same thing with Toy Story. Also, Pokemon hit the US over a decade ago and kids born after Aladdin came out will turn 18 next year." I feel old.