Archive for date: June 6, 2005

Brainwagon Radio: The One Where Hell Freezes Over

June 6, 2005 | Brainwagon Radio | By: Mark VandeWettering

Where your host muses about Apple’s announcement and tries to provide some sane reasoning about what it will mean for the stylish computer manufacturer.

Pentium M

June 6, 2005 | Computer Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

I was trying to justify my inner hunch that the Apple announcement was all about laptops, and found the wikipedia page on the Pentium M to be a good synopsis of what Intel has in mind in that space. Just FYI.

Book Assembly Photo-Journal

June 6, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

I entertained the notion of self-publishing a book on telescope making a while back, and even dabbled in the idea of self-printing a few copies. This blog shows how you can print pages into signatures and sew them into real bound books. Neat.

Be Skeptable!

June 6, 2005 | I Kid You Not | By: Mark VandeWettering

I found the rather curious non-word “skeptable” in a posting, and wondered just how often people used this particular bastardization of the word skeptical. The answer is ::google(“skeptable”, “quite a lot”)::. Try for instance this link from Waukegan Schools that instructs parents on how to educate their children: Have a ZERO tolerance for ANY grade […]

The Magic of Baseball

June 6, 2005 | Baseball | By: Mark VandeWettering

Check out the beautiful sunset forming the backdrop for the minor league team the North Shore Spirit. Damn! Makes me wish I could have a brat, a big soda and some red licorice, and go see a game. Baseball can be magical.

WWDC Keynote

June 6, 2005 | General, News | By: Mark VandeWettering

Off to go watch the Apple World Wide Developer’s conference keynote, mainly to see if Apple is going to switch from IBM PowerPC chips to Intel. The net has been abuzz with this rumor, it will be good to see if it really is panning out. Update: Steve is talking about pod casting now. He […]

SLAX Linux Live, with some questions

June 6, 2005 | Operating Systems | By: Mark VandeWettering

Previously I’ve mentioned my appreciation for both Knoppix and Damn Small Linux, both fairly cute LiveCD versions of Linux. The problem is that Damn Small Linux can be just a little bit too small, and Knoppix can be a bit slow to boot, and can seem a bit bloated. Enter SLAX, a LiveCD which is […]

Two Musical Bits

June 6, 2005 | Music | By: Mark VandeWettering

Two musical links from the Make Magazine blog: A streaming radio station called rand()% which consists entirely of audio generated by programs in real time. I’m getting lots of starts and stops from congestion, but it seems trippy to me. Some Flickr pictures from Jonnay showing the contruction of an x0xb0x synthesizer. It can make […]