Archive for date: October 18, 2006

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin

October 18, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Wow, this site contains a huge number of works by Charles Darwin. 50,000 pages of searchable text. 40,000 pages of images. Lots more to come. A fantastic resource in the history of science. The complete work of Charles Darwin Technorati Tags: Charles Darwin, Evolution Two sad things somewhat spoil this collection for me: There is […]

Watch for Nukes!

October 18, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

The first indication that the North Koreans may have tested a nuclear device came from the the seismic data coming from the USGS. I thought that was kind of cool, and I had learned a few things about parsing XML feeds and the like, so I decided to try to make a little gadget which […]

Ralph Griswold died

October 18, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of Lambda the Ultimate came the report that Ralph Griswold, creator of the computer languages Snobol and Icon, passed away about two weeks ago. Condolences to his family and friends. On my shelf I have a copy of his book on the Icon programming language. While it never became widely popular, it had a […]