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40 years ago – The Mother of All Demos

I happened to be driving in today and heard forum on the radio. The topic was the anniversary of ‘the demo’ or ‘The Mother of All Demos’. I didn’t know about it or Doug until I went to a tribute … Continue reading

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BusinessWeek – February 2006

This is a Business Week cover from Feb. 2006 about the economy. The subtitle is “Why it’s so much stronger than you think” . At any rate… you didn’t have to be a genius then to see that the housing … Continue reading

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The New Era in Storage *finally* Here

People are finally waking up to the new era in storage – persistent silicon devices. The crossover has begun, all that has to happen now is mass market adoption. When you see this in low-end machines, there will be huge … Continue reading

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I love this old siggraph video

If you want this, it was: Issue 120: SIGGRAPH 97 Electronic Theater Program Billy Ray Shyster’s House of Discount Special Effects & Animation – Texas A&M University Visualization Laboratory

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Finally, the music stops for this financial system

This financial house of cards has finally noticed that the music has stopped. The bills came due, and they couldn’t be paid. Finally. Hopefully, the U.S. taxpayer will wake up and notice that this will affect them in a big, … Continue reading

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Emacs vs. VI

A ‘long, long, long while back’, the first real editor I used was Vi. After that, I used a great editor on VMS called Eve. Then, just ‘a long while back’, I made the switch from bare-bones VI to Emacs. … Continue reading

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Interesting Paper on Make

I wish this paper was available in 1994. I wasted so much time on these old issues in the past. I also wasted a lot of time on things like autoconf. The unix toolchain is not recommended. Recursive Make Considered … Continue reading

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Font Pollution

America Is F*cked…….(Graphically at least) from Jess Gibson on Vimeo. I saw the movie Helvetica about a year ago… good movie (good soundtrack too). This little video would fit right in there.

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