Archive for date: January 12, 2006

Cooking For Engineers

January 12, 2006 | Blogs I Read | By: Mark VandeWettering

Occasionally I’ll post about some of my culinary endeavors. A few years back I decided to start trying to improve the quality of the food I make, and began reading books like McGee’s On Food and Cooking and watching lots of cooking shows. I’m beginning to try to find some good cooking blogs, and so […]

Sun: So close!

January 12, 2006 | Apple, News | By: Mark VandeWettering

In another one of those “close, but no cigar” moments, Bill Joy remarks about the recent switch of Apple to Intel processors: “We got very close to having Apple use Sparc. That almost happened,” Joy said at a panel discussion featuring reminiscences by Sun’s four cofounders at the Computer History Museum here. I’ll hazard a […]

Alaska Volcano Observatory

January 12, 2006 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

In keeping with my recent reading on volcanos, here is a link to the Alaska Volcano Observatory which is observing the increasingly active volcano on Augustine Island in Alaska. Recently earthquake activity has significantly increased, and some kind of eruption seems imminent. They even have a pair of webcams. The streaks running down the snowcapped […]

On the difficulty of Technical Evangelism

January 12, 2006 | Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

It was time for my daily dose of Robert Scoble, and once again he providing some thought provoking fodder for me to go on about. Last week I mentioned just how boring I thought Gates’ keynote was at CES: full of empty hyperbole, long on announcing partnerships, short on announcing actual products that one could […]

New Lego Blog

January 12, 2006 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

Another link courtesy of the make blog forums, this time for a brand spanking new Lego blog. It’s too new to tell whether it’s going to be of lasting value, but I’m impressed so far. Subscribe to NextBrick or just surf on over and check out their cool Technic knitting machine or the P-38 and […]

Sony Thwarted Again – PSP 2.60 Hacked – First Homebrew Emerges!

January 12, 2006 | Toys and Gadgets | By: Mark VandeWettering

I saw this on digg this morning: A hacker has taken the next step and accomplished the unthinkable, hacking the 2.60 Firmware PSP! It is now possible to play homebrew games on your PSP no matter what firmware it has. Sony, give up on trying to stop us! I haven’t tried this out yet (the […]