I was helping Jazz with her piano practice when I made a mistake. She had these comforting words for me. Don’t worry, dad. Old people can’t do much. They just go to work.
Monthly Archives: July 2007
No regrets! Well, of course I dream of what I might have done differently and better, but seriously, who am I to second-guess, say, 1984 vintage Bjarne? He may have been less experienced than I, but he was no less … Continue reading
Fundamentalists: believe 2+2 =5 because It Is Written. Somewhere. They have a lot of trouble on their tax returns. “Moderate” believers: live their lives on the basis that 2+2=4. but go regularly to church to be told that 2+2 once … Continue reading
“Now, the invention of the scientific method and science is, I’m sure we’ll all agree, the most powerful intellectual idea, the most powerful framework for thinking and investigating and understanding and challenging the world around us that there is, and … Continue reading
Dear Soccer Silicon Valley member: The San Jose Earthquakes will return in 2008! MLS commissioner Don Garber will announce at Wednesday’s All-Star Game press luncheon that the league has accepted Lew Wolff’s proposal to have the Earthquakes play next season. … Continue reading
Simply marvellous. Make sure you wear headphones. It’s not so impressive without headphones.
Last week, in my professional capacity, as the keeper of this web site, I came across a cool little browser extension called StumbleUpon. After you register, you check a bunch of boxes saying that you enjoy knitting, the Mayan Civilization … Continue reading
It’s a limerick. I’ll provide a Full Pint of Beer to the first person who can restate the limerick in English in the comments without cheating and googling for it. (note to English people. The zed is pronounced in the … Continue reading
AC Grayling has taken up my thread about certainties and proofs in the Guardian. Is there anyone alive today above the age of nine, and halfway sane, who would assign a prior probability of 50% to the existence of fairies … Continue reading
Some people complain that governments don’t do anything useful. Au contraire! The EU has an agency that is promoting European film making by asking European film lovers to come together! (not work safe)