Ragged Clown

It's just a shadow you're seeing that he's chasing…


Tag Archives: programming

May
8
2010

Why I Don’t Write Much

Ladies and Gentlemen. The magnificent Verity Stob… The reality is even better: an extended example of that kind of feminism that implies the intrinsic superiority of women in nearly all things while simultaneously demanding privileges to compensate for claimed weaknesses, … Continue reading

Jan
1
2010

Solar Flexus

I’ve wanted to write a physics engine for years and messing with Squeak made me want to try it in Flex. It wasn’t quite as easy as Squeak but it wasn’t too hard. (It probably needs flash 10 to work) … Continue reading

Dec
30
2009

My Drawing Table Squeaks

Took the kids to the Exploratorium today. It’s currently my favourite museum. Better even than OMSI (although they don’t serve beer at The Exploratorium. How come that hasn’t caught on outside Portland?)  I wish San Jose had a decent museum. … Continue reading

Sep
10
2009

Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now

I have been a Rhapsody subscriber for several years. The service they provide is fantastic: Think of a song. Any song. Play it. I suspect that people who suggest “try Pandora” (and there are many of you) probably don’t get … Continue reading

Aug
17
2009

Technology Crisis

I feel a Technology Crisis coming on. Here were my clues: Exhibit A: I’ve been meaning to learn Flex for a while. I have got as far as “Hello World” four times now. Exhibit B: The Rhapsody client sucks. I … Continue reading

Aug
10
2008

Humane Software

I have had my Squeezebox for a good while now but I just discovered that I have been missing its best feature. Squeezebox comes with SqueezeCenter – a piece of software that lets you remote control your Squeezebox from a … Continue reading

Jun
22
2008

Problem 12

To save you going all the way to Project Euler to read it, I have copied problem 12 here for your puzzle solving convenience… The sequence of triangle numbers is generated by adding the natural numbers. So the 7th triangle … Continue reading

Jun
21
2008

Forgetful me

According to Kurzweil, the singularity (the moment when we will start to invent things instantaneously) will occur in 2045. According to me the singularity (the moment when I forget things fast than I can learn things) occurs in 2009. Every … Continue reading