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not liking not liking

Saturday,  06/10/17  01:37 PM

Hi all.  Still missing in action, I know*.

Anyway a quick update: I am not liking Not Liking.  I was about to do it, and it didn't feel right.  If you my friends want to post crappy crap about politics, who am I to judge.  I might not like it, but I won't Not Like it**.

* I'm either too busy or my priorities are messed up, possibly probably both.  I mean, I haven't even blog-bragged about sailing in Tahiti yet, and that was already a month ago.  Sigh.  And I haven't blogged about Tom Dumoulin winning the Giro, and about ... a lot.  But please stay tuned...

** I still reserve the right to hide your feed.  But you would never know, bwa ha ha.


Archive: June 23, 2016


Archive: June 22, 2015

Monday,  06/22/15  09:23 PM

Working away on several fronts... and blogging...

Escher: Drawing Hands aka C compilerLove this drawing by Escher, "Drawing Hands", aka the C Compiler.  One of my very favorites from one of my very favorites.  (Found via the Flight feature, in this post from 2003, regarding a Google Doodle which celebrated Escher's birthday...)

Hunter Thompson, on Finding your Purpose.  I think this is legit, but even if it isn't, it's great.

Scott "Dilbert" Adams: the famous quote I never said.  In which the distinction is made between Art and Design.

Digital GoldInteresting book review on Ars Technica: Digital Gold (how Silicon Valley and Wall Street arrived at a new gold rush called Bitcoin).  I'm super intrigued by Bitcoin.  {Thanks for the feedback on Bitcoin 101, and stay tuned for Bitcoin 102 :) }

Apropos Bitcoin: A space lawyer explains how we'll forge a civil society off Earth.  There will be blockchain.

Google confirms acquisition of Agawi, with technology for streaming native mobile apps.  I think this just makes all kinds of sense, the "find in App store and then download" model is so broken.  Mobile needs a "click address and run" model just like web pages.

Route 50: America's Loneliest RoadRoute 50: Driving America's 'Loneliest Road'.  "There are no points of interest. We don’t recommend it...  We warn all motorists not to drive there, unless they’re confident of their survival skills."  Sounds compelling, somehow.

Could not agree more with Glenn Reynolds, who links Facebook tries yet again to un-screw-up the News Feed, and comments "why not roll it back to the way it was in 2009?"  *Everyone* I know just wants to see all the posts from all their friends, in chronological order.

Snoop Dogg for Twitter CEO?Snoop Dogg for CEO of Twitter.  Click through, it's not such a terrible idea.  "The most important decision I’ve made in business? The choices of people I have around me."  Well, yeah.

The new, new economy is a little weird: AirBnB is now worth more than Marriott.  I get the value of services like Uber and AirBnB that connect consumers to people with excess capacity, but the service itself doesn't seem like it would be as valuable as the capacity.  This feels frothy...

Munich courtyard stairsFrom Inhabitat: Unique and Spectacular Staircases.  They are both!  Yay.  (So, Scott Adams, are these Art or Design? :)



Archive: June 22, 2014

passwords considered harmful

Sunday,  06/22/14  08:54 PM

the world's longest passwordHere's a free killer business opportunity: eliminate passwordsIf anyone can do this, they will print money

How much do you hate trying to remember what password you used for each website and app, and going through password recovery just to use it?  I try to use the same passwords for just about everything (I know, I know), but I can't, because every site's rules are different.  Feels like half the time I end up going through password recovery, and half the time that doesn't work.  Blech.

Maybe someday my computer and phone will know I'm "me" (biometrics?) and be able to identify "me" to every website I visit (and every phone app I launch), and I won't have to do this anymore.  I can't wait.



Sunday,  06/22/14  10:16 PM

summer sailingSummer!  Yippee.  Onward...

Slacker RocksSlacker vs iTunes Radio.  Slacker wins in an overwhelming landslide.  I've been testing them by entering various bands I like - Led Zeppelin, INXS, Daft Punk, etc - and then seeing how much I like the resulting channels.  Slacker Rocks.  (A key difference, Slacker actually includes music by the artist that defines the channel.)  I shall try Pandora too...

Apple's WWDC keynoteDid you miss Apple's WWDC keynote?  Here you go.  Despite the prognostications of many, this just doesn't feel that groundbreaking to me.  What single thing stands out?  Swift, maybe.

Amazon Fire phoneAmazon had a busy week, first they announced a streaming music service, and, then ... the Fire phone!  Wow.  Of course the Firefly visual search service is what caught my eye.  Most interesting.

Yes, of course I ordered one :)  Stay tuned for a full report.

(Update: Jamie Zawinski doesn't think much of their music service :)
(Update: Dieter Bohn [the Verge] has a hands on report about the Fire phone.)
(Update: Sam Machkovech [Ars Technica] goes deep... and is not wowed)
(Update: Nick Statt [Cnet] thinks Firefly is the Fire phone's secret weapon.  Yes)

Amazon's Fire phone keynoteHere's the Jeff Bezos keynote video.  Not Steve Jobs but not bad.  He's clearly gotten more comfortable with Amazon as a tech provider; I can remember the early Kindle announcements, and while the product was cool, the introduction events were ... not.

Remember Seth Godin's proven way to add valueDo extremely difficult work.  But ... now we have fast, easy, guaranteedPick none.  Sorry, have to disagree.  By W=UH, if you do it the right way, it will not be hard.

People invested $1M in an app that sends "Yo".  Oy!  (Meh)  Meanwhile we are trying to do something a little harder...  (Update: Yo hacked :)

Ferrari 458 SpecialeOne hour with the Ferrari 458 Speciale.  "The only time it gets good is when you're in danger of going to prison."  That's what is so great about the Tesla Model S, it is great at 0mph.  You almost wish for the traffic lights to turn red.

Elon Musk has decided to open all Tesla's patents to everyone.  Interesting move.

beautiful IcelandJason Kottke: Beautiful Iceland.  Wow.   Reminds me that Iceland is green, and Greenland is icy. 

I think Iceland is in third place on my "must go see" list (behind Madagascar and New Zealand).

And finally, celebrating Summer! - an awesome photo gallery from the J Class Superyacht Cup.  Truly awesome:

J Class Superyacht Cup


World Cup odds

Sunday,  06/22/14  11:14 PM

Have you been following the World Cup?  (Go Oranje!)  Then you will probably like this cool infographic, which shows the odds for each team of advancing to each round.  It's been constantly updated, too, so you can track your team's fortunes.


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Archive: June 21, 2011

happy summer!

Tuesday,  06/21/11  11:16 AM

happy summer!


Archive: June 23, 2010

Danica Changing Lanes (New Yorker, 5/31/10)

Wednesday,  06/23/10  11:41 PM

The New Yorker ran an interesting article about Danica Patrick, who is Changing Lanes and switching from open-wheel Indy cars to closed-body NASCAR.  It's a great profile of an interesting athlete - accompanied by the great B&W photo below :)  I didn't appreciate the differences between Indy and NASCAR before, not being a fan of either, but drafting is far more critical in NASCAR, and the closed wheels enable far more bumping ("trading paint").  I also found her attitude about being a woman in a man's sport refreshing; she's not actually a feminist, more of a "neutralist", much to her credit.



Wednesday,  06/23/10  11:47 PM

(Yawn...)  And so tonight I am in Vista, having awakened in Farmington CT, got up and run again in the morning (!), had a couple of productive meetings in Hartford, drove back to Boston (at high speed!), barely caught my flight back to Long Beach, and then drove down here.  I am still sore from running, but I must tell you I really enjoyed it; the same endorphin high you get from riding but faster and different somehow.  Just don't know if I'll be able to walk in the morning :)

Okay, a quick blogging pass...

Wow what a post by Eric Raymond: A Specter is Haunting Genetics.  It defies sound-bite summary, but he makes a lot of valid points and summarizes the controversies and politics well.  Read it all!

The Oatmeal: minor differencesThe Oatmeal on a short list of minor differences (that aren't minor).  Dead on.

"breathing room III"Jamie Jawinski: Breathing Room III.  Wow.

A fascinating article from McKinsey Quarterly: When companies underestimate low-cost rivals (PDF).

Cool!  The U.S. survives the first round of the World Cup and advances into the knockout stage.  I have no illusions that they have a chance to go all the way, but it will be fun to see how far they go.

The New Yorker is coming to the iPad.  So be it.  I will continue to read the paper copy I believe, but we'll see.

Brad Feld: The magic of email conversations.  I like them too; and while I use Outlook and it doesn't do conversations, I use X1 to index Outlook and it does :)

Kottke: Kirk/Spock musical slash fiction.  Yes!  I have no idea who has time to assemble such mashups, but they're great...

Steve Jobs with Russian President Dmirty MedvedevI love this picture: Steve Jobs with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.  Could definitely be a caption contest...

Okay, that's it (yawn).  Good night and see you tomorrow Friday...


Archive: June 23, 2009

Tuesday,  06/23/09  11:19 PM

A productive day of work - dawn to dusk - and a nice hard ride, and a nice dinner with a friend - and yet I feel blah.  I think I am thinking too much.

Carlos Santana on guitar... makes me happyOne thing I think I know; music makes me happy.  I get in my car, I feel blah, I turn on some music, and poof! I feel less blah.  I get on my bike, I feel blah, I crank my iPod, no more blah.  Even now, blogging; feel blah?  Listen to music...  yes sir Mr. Santana, make that guitar cry...

Cirrus JetPhilip Greenspun discusses the new Cirrus Jet.  "This promises to be the least expensive of the very light jets, but for a lot of families possibly the most useful.  The plane holds two people in front and realistically should be flyable by one parent.  That leaves room for a second adult in the front, two sullen teenagers in the middle, and a parent with two younger kids in the back row of three seats (two of which are undersized)."  Yeah, a jet which is designed like... a car.

Tesla Model SElon Musk gives his version of Tesla's history.  It's amazing that Tesla are so transparent - about everything.  Perhaps that's one reason why the federal government are giving them $465M to help build their sedan.  A decent use of the stimulus money, it could be argued; a lot better use than "saving" General Motors...

While I'm waiting for a working Pre (you will remember my particular one doesn't charge correctly), a number of people have been reviewing them in detail: Steven Frank and ArsTechnica among them.  Both are good reviews if you want balanced detail.  Oh, and there's an update out, WebOS 1.0.3, but I don't think it will rehabilitate my phone.

John Gruber links John Dvorak in 2007: Apple should pull the plug on the iPhone.  That has to rank with the worst advice by any "analyst" ever, amid heavy competition.  Wow.

Round the Island Race, with 1,750 competitorsPicture of the day: this shot of the Round the Island Race, which had 1,750 competitors (the Island being the Isle of Wight).  How excellent.

Ball's Pyramid - rising 1,800' straight out of the oceanThis is just too cool: world's rarest insect found on rocky spire.  "The scientists found a colony of the huge Lord Howe Island stick insects living under a single bush, a hundred feet up the otherwise entirely infertile rock.  Somehow a few of the wingless insects escaped and managed--by means still unknown--to traverse 23 kilometers of open ocean, land on Ball's Pyramid, and survive there."  The spire itself is amazing - a rock which rises straight out of the ocean for 1,800'.  Looks like something from Myst!

iPhone wind meterProving that there is an iPhone app for everything, here we have the iPhone wind meter.  How does it work?  Using the microphone!  You point it into the wind and let it listen.  I doubt it is very accurate - in fact I suspect it is a total dancing bear - but it is ingenious...

Global Cooling news: polar bears are not dying out, and Arizona has longest stretch of days under 100 since 1913.

ZooBorn: baby dolphin!ZooBorn of the day: a little dolphin!  Which brings to mind this question: would you rather be a dolphin?  "Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc...and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around.  Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons."  - Douglas Adams.  I love it...


Archive: June 22, 2008

messing about in small boats

Sunday,  06/22/08  09:49 PM

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, half so much worth doing as messing about in boats...

Meg, sailing...... and so it was that I found myself today, messing about in small boats with kids.  It was HOT and the breeze was sketchy, we got a bit burnt, and yet it was excellent...  hope your day was as nice.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

So, is everything seemingly spinning out of controlEverything?  Boy, I don't think so; this is the best time to be alive, ever.  This headline writer needs some historical context!

I have a theory, founded on observation, see if you agree.  The most strident, angry, over-the-top bloggers are liberal, while the more measured bloggers are conservative.  I think this holds even for bloggers who don't blog about politics.  For example John Gruber, who's Daring Fireball is an awesome blog about Apple, Macs, and technology, lapsed into politics every so often; so enough so his liberal-ness pokes through.  And he is definitely strident.  Dave Winer would be another example of a strident liberal.  Or Mark Pilgrim...  On the calm conservative side we have Eric Sink, or Tim Oren.  What do you think, does this hold up?  (Am I a counter-example? :)

Chris Maresca: when electric cars were the future.  "The media are making all kinds of noise lately to the effect that electric cars are coming, that they’re going to help us kick our imported-oil habit, and that you’ll be able to drive them for pennies a day."  That was from Car and Driver, June 1981.  It goes on "It’s a tall order, but GM is already well on the way to pulling it off. Whether the buyers will be there, however, is a question GM is still struggling to answer."  Helps you realize that the big car companies are all about appearance, they actually have no intention of shipping electric vehicles until the market forces them to do so.  Innovation is going to come from small companies...  the situation is ripe for a classic attack from below...

TTAC has a well-reasoned analysis why GM is going bankrupt.  They're going there slowly - dinosaurs take a while to die - but you can only run cash negative for so long, no matter how big you are.  And I don't think the public will stand for a bailout.

NASA spacewalking picturesAwesome space pictures!  [ from NASA, via Ann Althouse ]  These look like scenes from a movie, don't they?  (Reminds me of that classic observation, it would cost less to send men to Mars than to make a movie about sending men to Mars :)

Did you know - old iPhones (pre-3G) are actually more valuable than new ones to many people, because they could be bought without an AT&T contract, hacked, and subsequently used anywhere in the world with any SIM.  While the new ones can only be bought with a two-year contract.  I love it, the market at work...

Speaking of Apple, they've announced that the next version of OS X aka Snow Leopard will include support for ZFS.  That is potentially great news for server aficionados, and really ups the ante for Microsoft.  ZFS makes NTFS look twenty years old, which it is.

Oh man, this sucks.  George Carlin has died.  That really hurts, he feels like a contemporary even though he was 71.  On top of being really really funny, he was smart and a wonderful observer.  Let's hope he continues to entertain wherever he goes :)

  • If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
  • Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.
  • The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other going in opposite directions.
  • What if there were no hypothetical questions?

[ Update: BTW check out how many bloggers are reporting his death.  Wow.  He will be remembered... ]


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Archive: June 20, 2005

morning notes

Monday,  06/20/05  07:26 AM

A few notes as I drink my coffee:

There will be a lot of buzz around Google's payment system.  I totally think this is real.  They will need a solution as they offer more consumer-to-consumer solutions - like their Video search - and they don't want to give that revenue to someone else.  Completely understandable.  Will they succeed?  I think, no.

Consider the lesson of eBay.  They have a natural monopoly based on a network effect if ever any business did.  eBay began without a settlement solution.  I'm sure if they had to do it over, they would incorporate payments on day one, but they didn't.  So after a while there were about 50 companies in the person-to-person payment space, and they bought Billpoint.  But despite having high-profile partners like Wells Fargo and Visa, Billpoint lost out to PayPal.

Three reasons - first, the network effect.  PayPal already had a lot of momentum when eBay got behind Billpoint.  Today PayPal is the clear leader.  Second, PayPal was easier to use.  It might look easy to make something easy, but it isn't.  Google is great at UIs, but they will find it hard to be easier than PayPal.  Third, PayPal had a better handle on fraud, which enabled them to be less expensive.  The margins are razor-thin in the payments business.  Unless Google uses this as a loss leader for a while - quite possible - they'll find they will be more expensive than PayPal.

More on multi-dreaming.  I now think this is more like cooperative multi-tasking than multi-processing.  In my dream, I made an explicit decision to switch to the other dream.  I actually think the brain's hardware can probably only handle one scenario at a time.  This might explain why we only dream when we sleep, and it might even explain why we need to sleep.  The downtime from the real world enables us to explore new scenarios.

Beyonce on InStyle magazineHalley Suitt bemoans the fact that female standards of beauty are unnaturally thin.  "Women are constantly served up visual images in women's magazines and TV and all media that they should look like skinny little girls."  Is this as true as it was?

I think the pendulum on this is swinging back.  My daughter reads InStyle magazine, and on the cover each month they have glamorous pictures of “current stars”.  Recent covers include Reese Witherspoon, Beyonce (cover tagline: “I have curves, most women do – and I'm happy with them”), Drew Barrymore, Terri Hatcher, Diane Lane, Halle Berry, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, even Queen Latifa.  These are women who are shaped like women.  I'm happy for Alex – she’s 11 – that she's not growing up feeling like she has look like a boy.

317 spams in the last 24 hours.  Er, make that 321.  Thank you, SpamBayes.  However it isn't obvious why this won't increase without limit.  If I received 3,000 spams in a day instead of 300, I might be able to handle it.  30,000, not sure.  300,000, now we have a problem.  And especially since all 300,000 would pass through a mail server somewhere which has many more clients than just me.  Since the incremental cost of sending spam is essentially zero, this might happen.  Some sort of solution in the network is going to be required.

And note: with 300+ spams per day, I've already passed the point where I can review the classifications.  If SpamBayes says something is spam, I don't even look at it.  There is a nonzero probability that I've trashed good mail because of this.

This will be an interesting week.  I'm looking forward to Dave Winer's  editor - to be announced at Gnomedex.  Billed as "really simple groupware".  I sort of get OPML, but I think I don't get the whole picture.  But then, I didn't get RSS at first, either, and now I am a huge fan.


Archive: June 17, 2004

(new yorker, 6/13/04)

Thursday,  06/17/04  01:07 AM



C++ method pointers

Thursday,  06/17/04  08:57 AM

Have you ever wanted to use a pointer to a class method?  This might be basic C++ but I couldn’t remember how to do it, and spent some time Googling and messing around to figure it out.  So here’s the way:

To define a pointer to a class method:

returnval (myclass::*method)(parameters…)

For example:

char *(myclass::*pmethod)(int parm);

This defines a pointer named pmethod to a method of the myclass class.  The method has a single int parameter and returns a char*.

To assign a value to the pointer:

pmethod = &myclass::method;

For example:

pmethod = &myclass::mymethod;

This sets pmethod to point to mymethod.

To call the class method:


For example:

mychar = (myobject.*pmethod)(myint);

This calls the method pointed to by pmethod.

The pointer can itself be in a struct or class as well.  For example:

struct {                      // processing table

char  *name;

char  *(myclass::*pmethod)(int parm);

} proctbl[] = {

{ “text”,  &myclass::mymethod},

{ “text2”,&myclass::anothermethod}


This defines a table of structures with two entries, each of which has a method pointer.  The function can then be called as follows:

mychar = (myobject.*proctbl[index].pmethod)(myint);

In this example, the pointer proctbl[index].pmethod identifies the method to be called.

Note that “::*” and “.*” are actually separate operators in C++.  There is also a “->*” operator.

You might never need this, but just in case you do…


Archive: June 23, 2003

The Steve Jobs Show (Panther + iChat + G5)

Monday,  06/23/03  11:11 PM

Well, it happened just like I thought...

"The Steve Jobs show...  he is demoing Panther, the new version of OSX, and at the last minute he turns to the audience and says "oh yeah, one more thing" and everyone starts buzzing and the curtain lifts and there it is the PowerMac G5 and Steve says "this is the fastest computer on Earth" and everyone believes him for just that minute and he shows Photoshop on a G5 killing a Pentium in a head-to-head test."

I guess it wasn't hard to predict :)  But it happened, and it was cool.  Steve Jobs remains the ultimate technical showman.  And today he had a lot to show!  If you're at all interested, please watch the movie

Mac OSX 10.4 aka "Panther"
Introducing Mac OSX 10.4 aka "Panther"

iChat with Al Gore
Steve iChats with Al Gore

One more thing...
The patented "One more thing..."

G5 Architecture
All new G5 system architecture

PowerMac G5
PowerMac G5

Photoshop: G5 vs. Xeon
The Photoshop face off: G5 vs. Xeon

Here's my summary:


  • Apple Stores - 48 opened, 15M visitors
  • iPods - 1M sold (!)
  • Apple Music Store - 5M songs in 8 weeks

New Mac OSX 10.4 aka "Panther"

  • Now #1 Unix worldwide
  • Safari 1.0 released
  • New Finder!  (Nice looking GUI)
  • iDisk syncs automatically to .mac
  • New Mail!
  • Pixlet - new "studio quality" QT codec
  • Fast user switching
  • FontBook - app for managing fonts
  • developer release available now
  • $129 - by year-end

iChat audio / video conferencing

  • "Video conferencing for the rest of us"
  • integrates with AIM, .mac, and Rendezvous
  • iSight camera / microphone - $149

Xcode - new development environment

  • 5X faster
  • GCC 3.3 compiler
  • distributed builds
  • incremental links, precompiler, "fix and continue"
  • new GUI - looks Visual-Studio-like

PowerMac G5!

  • 64-bit CPU from IBM
  • up to 2 x 2GHz (SMP)
  • 1GHz frontside bus
  • Apple custom ASIC for bus management
  • up to 8GB of 400MHz 128-bit DDR RAM
  • AGP 8X graphics
  • up to 500GB serial ATA disk drives
  • firewire 400 / 800
  • USB 2.0
  • GB ethernet
  • airport 802.11g
  • bluetooth
  • optical digital audio
  • available in August

There were two highlights in my opinion.  First and foremost, Apple is no longer dependent upon Motorola to remain competitive with Intel; they now have IBM in their camp.  Second, the new development environment is going to make it easier for people to port stuff from Windows.  Developers are the key to a successful platform, and Apple seems to be realizing this.  It is no coincidence that these announcements were made at their developer's conference, not MacWorld.

Overall it was a very impressive performance, with some great new products.  A new OS, a new development environment, a new hardware platform, and a cool video conferencing app thrown in for good measure.


Monday,  06/23/03  11:51 PM

L.T.Smash has a great summary of current events: It's not over yet.

A good sign: the Baghdad Bulletin begins publishing.  "The Baghdad Bulletin is Iraq's only English-language newsmagazine and one of the country's only independent publications."  [ via Jeff Jarvis, who is contributing an article about how to start a weblog... ]

The Supreme Court rules on the University of Michigan case: Narrow use of affirmative action preserved in college admissions.  Sigh.  This is absolutely racist - how can discrimination based on race be defended?

From the majority opinion:  "The Constitution does not prohibit the law school's narrowly tailored use of race in admissions decisions to further a compelling interest in obtaining the educational benefits that flow from a diverse student body."

In other words, you may be racist as long as your intentions are good?

[ Later: Philip Greenspun agrees.  And he claims affirmative action teaches people to be prejudiced.  So - may you be racist with good intentions if it doesn't work? ]

Razib discusses prejudice.  "Different forms of prejudice are held to different levels of disrepute.  Race is the most heinous one.  Sexism is the most acceptable.  And others like religious bigotry fall somewhere in the middle."  Interesting that so many people confuse race, a genetic characteristic, with religion, a belief system (e.g. "Jewish").

HerbieThe WP notes Love for the Bug Runs Out.  "The iconic Volkswagen Beetle, the most popular car ever made, will cease production this summer, 69 years and more than 21 million sales after Adolf Hitler's Third Reich first commissioned the durable, dome-shaped little 'People's Car.'"  So long, Herbie!  [ via Tim Blair ]

This is too cool - lawmakers in Bellevue, Washington, are considering auctioning stickers which enable single drivers to use diamond lanes.  What a great use of markets.

I'm still recovering from watching the Apple WWDC conferenceI'm scheming to get a G5.  Surely Aperio needs to port our image processing tools!

The Polynesian Island of Niue, owner of the .nu TLD, has completed an island-wide WiFi network.  They are the first nation with full WiFi coverage.  I am not making this up - and I want to go there!


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