Archive for date: September 26, 2004

Unrest in the world…

September 26, 2004 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Volcanic unrest, that is. It appears that Mount St. Helens is rumbling a bit, enough so that scientists have posted a warning of volcanic unrest. Seismic activity at Mount St. Helens has changed significantly during the past 24 hours and the changes make us believe that there is an increased likelihood of a hazardous event, […]

Keyboard Kraziness…

September 26, 2004 | Link of the Day, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Somebody had an idea that I had a long time ago: to use evolutionary techniques to evolve a better keyboard layout that QWERTY or even Dvorak. I sense a certain logic of design in the Dvorak that seems absent in the best of his evolved designs, but the evolved designs look pretty good overall.

My bad speech habits…

September 26, 2004 | Audioblogs and Podcasting, Brainwagon Radio, General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wherein your host apologizes for his inept speech habits, reviews the Star Wars trilogy DVD collection, yaps a bit about graphics hardware and Moore’s law, and looks forward to Shaun of the Dead.

Hand Shadows

September 26, 2004 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Cory Doctorow over at boingboing drew my attention to the classic Hand Shadows by Henry Bursill. Does your kid want a new Playstation 2 to keep himself amused? Hand him this book instead.