Friday, August 23, 2002

In the "I knew it had to be done sometime", there's a site like The Internet Movie Database for Broadway performances, called (surprise, surprise) The Internet Broadway Database. In addition to the basic information about shows (and subsequent revivals, etc.), it has an impressive list of replacement actors (i.e. look up Les Miserables and see every actor who has played Jean Valjean since 1988).

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

It's a process monitor, no, it's a lava lamp simulation... no, wait, it's both, it's LavaPS.

Friday, August 16, 2002

Paul Graham writes about A Plan for Spam involving statistical analysis of an individual users email. Start with two big chunks of mail -- one that is known to be all spam, one that is known to be spam-free. Based on this, he was able to devise a system that works pretty damn well.

I found this via a link from slashdot. The accompanying discussion is more useful than most slashdot conversations and has numerous links to other spam fighting software and theories.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

I saw this 19" Dell flat panel monitor last night. It's beautiful. Too bad it costs $1,299.
The Catapult Watch!
I followed a few links from a story on slashdot about office toys and got side tracked to a story about a guy who built a trebuchet with the idea of riding it himself...
The test load went straight up, and came straight down on top of the catapult. Obviously I had a serious design flaw. I also now had a badly damaged catapult.
Don't worry, there's a happy ending (and photos, too).

Tuesday, August 06, 2002

Al Gore strikes back, Broken Promises and Political Deception (NYT registration req'd)
According to The Polygeek Test:
I am 37% geek
You are a geek liaison, which means you go both ways. You can hang out with normal people or you can hang out with geeks which means you often have geeks as friends and/or have a job where you have to mediate between geeks and normal people. This is an important role and one of which you should be proud. In fact, you can make a good deal of money as a translator.
Normal: Tell our geek we need him to work this weekend.

You [to Geek]: We need more than that, Scotty. You'll have to stay until you can squeeze more outta them engines!

Geek [to You]: I'm givin' her all she's got, Captain, but we need more dilithium crystals!

You [to Normal]: He wants to know if he gets overtime.