Archive for date: April 9, 2005

Texas Hold’em Trivia…

April 9, 2005 | Games and Diversions | By: Mark VandeWettering

While watching the World Poker Tour today, I saw Mike Madusow survive going all in against a pair of aces, and surviving by hitting three kings on the river. During the break, they had this question as a quiz: Which hand has the best odds going up against A♦ A♣ in the hole? K♦ K♠ […]

A rose by any other name…

April 9, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

In the prehistory of Pixar, before Toy Story, we did lots of things to make ends meet. One of the things I worked on (indeed, I think the very first thing that earned me a credit in a movie) was work on the Imax film Cosmic Voyage. This was a remake of the “Powers of […]

Where has my country gone?

April 9, 2005 | Politics | By: Mark VandeWettering

Witness this article from the Washinton Post: And the Verdict on Justice Kennedy Is: Guilty ( Conservative leaders meeting in Washington yesterday for a discussion of “Remedies to Judicial Tyranny” decided that Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan appointee, should be impeached, or worse. … Not to be outdone, lawyer-author Edwin Vieira told the gathering that Kennedy […]

Gutenberg Gem: Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders

April 9, 2005 | Gutenberg Gems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Today’s Gutenberg Gem is just something that interested me vaguely: Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders. To be honest, I haven’t spent much time reading it, after all, you’d expect that we would know significantly more about this than those people publishing in 1912, but it does have some nice pictures and diagrams of rock […]

New Release of Ubuntu Linux

April 9, 2005 | Operating Systems | By: Mark VandeWettering

The 5.04 version of Ubuntu Linux is freshly released, and is now running on my test machine. I must admit, I am really, really impressed by how quickly Ubuntu has become a mature and useful operating system. Things that are most impressive to me: It only takes up one ordinary CD blank. Yes, one. Yes, […]