Archive for March, 2009

Programmer’s lament

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

"Since I’ve violated the Golden Rule of Helping Friends with their PC Problems and attempted to help a friend with his PC problem, expectedly wiping out his hard drive in vain, I had many opportunities to explain the Programmer Paradox: how can a programmer fail to make a computer do ...

New site launched today:

Monday, March 9th, 2009

.example { display: inline; color: #900; } I launched a new site site this morning: I saw this xkcd comic recently, and it made me want to be able to see Wikipedia articles side-by-side with their "simple" counterparts. "Simple English Wikipedia is a version of the Wikipedia ...

links for 2009-03-06: Pile o’ toys

Friday, March 6th, 2009

table {width: 400px;} img { border: none;} td {padding-bottom: 1em;} This impressive augmented reality demo from GE inserts computer-generated 3D objects into live video. First, watch the short video. Then, try it yourself. Israeli musician "Kutiman" took a big pile of seemingly random YouTube video clips and used them as instruments ...

User Interface Candy

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Microsoft showed this "view of the future" in a presentation at a recent business technology conference: Video: Future Vision Montage (video link) C'mon, people; hurry up and build these awesome user interfaces! A keyboard and mouse can only do so much. Source