2015

jan 09
Don't Lose $2,000 to Comcast Business This is a post I don’t even want to write. I like building things and writing about building things and...

2014

nov 30
SURFing The Charles Earlier this month, I assembled some photos of the Charles River into a time lapse montage. It was a fun...
nov 08
A Morning On The Charles In 2006, my friend Myoung Lah and a group of housemates set a tripod atop Baker House at MIT and...
feb 03
The Pleasant Places to Live Where in the U.S. will you find the most “pleasant” days in a year?“pleasant” here means the mean temperature was...

2013

nov 11
Puzzling A few weeks back, I took some time off for a bit of recharging. That gave me some time to...
feb 27
innerText vs. textContent Why does innerText require layout? I ended with that question in my previous post about layout thrashing. Just to recap...
jan 26
On Layout & Web Performance Outside of initial page load problems, “layout thrashing” is the most common performance problem I see in dynamic web applications....

2012

nov 28
When you'll get some The distribution of birthdays throughout the year is not uniform. I always suspect that to be the case but for...
may 04
Inspiration must find you working As a person who builds things, I constantly struggle with what I should be working on right now. You probably...

2007

feb 12
No, we don't do synchronous There are a few questions I see repeatedly on the GWT developers list, and one of the most common seems...

2006

dec 17
In the open Another month, another release candidate for GWT. This one is a little different though. We actually tried really hard not...
nov 16
Released. And, we're live.The downloads went up for Google Web Toolkit 1.2 this morning. I'm excited about it. It's the first...
oct 30
Relaxation Scheme I'm still decompressing after last week; I had forgotten how much I love the mad scramble to put the finishing...
sep 29
Welcome to Atlanta For those who last heard from us when I was extolling the virtues of puckless homes who are wondering if...
aug 17
Home is where the puck is We're two weeks out from our grand farewell to the Northeast, and still Steph and I don't have a place...
aug 05
Spectral Clustering About a year ago, I was interested in mining RSS content. At the same time, I was taking a mathematical...
jul 13
And for my next act … I will be playing the part of a Googler. Today, I officially accepted a position at Google working with the...
jun 28
Pascal's Triangle in Ruby My friend Brent posted a solution to the most recent ruby quiz today. When I saw it, I tried to...
jun 16
1 in 329,373 Today marked the end of my second week down at IBM. So far things are going very well. The work...
jun 03
What Next? Now that the thesis is finished, “how is the thesis going?” has given way to a new question: “what next?”...
jun 02
Thesis Done. The thesis is done. I would say more about how satisfying it is to have a lump of 90 pages...
apr 21
Digging Democracy Lately, my fondness for Pierre Levy's Collective Intelligence ideas have kicked in again. This is partly due to some writing...
feb 19
Bouncing Ball This has actually been in my archives for over a year now. It was originally part of a warm-up assignment...
feb 05
On Rails A couple of weeks ago I did another one of those infamous infrastructure overhauls to this site where all the...
jan 04
Happy New Year   The end of year has arrived and for me that means that I am actually aware of the current...

2005

dec 20
Save Your Design The thing about the UI class is that it's known around campus for the amount of work it requires as...
nov 26
Tokyo I'm back from five days in Tokyo just in time to be crushed by the end of the term, which...
nov 11
OPENSTUDIO is OPEN For those who were at the AIGA conference and picked up one of the postcards designed by Brent Fitzgerald, you...
sep 28
OPENSTUDIO@AIGA After a few sleepless nights and what must’ve been several gallons of very harsh Media Lab coffee, the PLW managed...
aug 09
DID Camp 2005 Digial Information Design Camp 2005 Gallery I haven’t posted as much as I had hoped this summer and my excuse,...
jun 20
Tiger Time When OS X Tiger was released last month, I was eager to upgrade everything with a little apple on the...
jun 06
The G stands for Gullible Just when I get settled in a comfy spot …eviction! I’m sure everyone has seen the headlines by now; Apple...
may 26
OSX Sharing Name ?Like most geeks, a healthy portion of my desktop space is consumed by meticulously aligned command shells. I'm always flipping...
may 24
Σ(t ∈ sp05) term The dreaded Spring term has finally ended, giving me some much needed breathing room to do things like post meaningless...
mar 22
Spring Broke Spring Break has finally arrived: no classes, no problem sets, no projects, no time-off and, of course, no sleep. At...
mar 17
More stupid smart schools So It seems that others are on the short bus with Harvard in their decision to not admit business school...
mar 12
Don't look now, reject. Many people have been writing about the Harvard admissions fudge-up this week, and all I can add to the discussion...
jan 21
Snowflake-a-thon postscript It’s been very cold here in Cambridge this week; the desktop weather monitor was displaying a frightening 2 degrees last...
jan 10
Stuffit … exactly Over the weekend, something in my Stuffit Expander installation on my Mac at home went wonky. Usually, when I download...
jan 08
Snowflake-A-Thon I designed this ad, including the Mathematica fractal code, in about half an hour to announce an upcoming programming competition...
jan 05
Sold!! This has been in the works for quite some time now, but I couldn’t say anything until the official public...
jan 02
Happy New Year I'm finally back from our holiday travels. We did well over forty hours of driving over a vacation that spanned...

2004

dec 20
Reflections on Finals Week It is official, I have survived myfirst bout with an MIT finals week. There were quite a few times whenI...
dec 08
MIT Spotlight Burak and I put together an MIT spotlight (featured on the MIT home page) to promote the online exhibition of...
nov 14
Light Snow!! Looking from the apartment window at night, the neighboringcemetery is much brighter than usual. The wind is whirling around thecorners...
nov 02
RGB over SVG In a few minutes of quiet time last week, I started writing alittle API for generating SVG documents algorithmically. It's...
nov 01
Magazine of the Future In the wake of demo-saturated sponsor week, I decided, despite mylack of any screen charm, that I would post a...
oct 20
Sponsor Days I will apologize in advance for posting yet another “life at the Media Lab” article, but there isn't much more...
sep 26
Opportunity My adviser, John Maeda, keeps reminding me that the Media Lab is what you make of it. Some people treat...
sep 05
Welcome to MIT … dumbass. UPDATE: Some students were notified that they had to take technical writing, and I wasn't. So for now, it seems...
sep 01
out of the gate Though somewhat unexpected, today turned out to be my day ofinitiation into the PLW. Just before lunch, I dropped by...
aug 28
We've arrived. By dint of perserverance, we now have a Cambridge address. The move went as well as any other out-of-state move,...
aug 16
Butterflies I woke up the morning of my wedding terrified. It wasn't for all the reasons people had warned, but I...
aug 12
Introducing another redesign The day the previous design went live I began to regret moving theblog content directly to the home page. I...
jul 16
“it's only for a few years” After much heartache, I think that Stephanie and I have finallyfound a place to live in Boston. We may be...
jun 16
Happy Bloom'sDay Today is Bloomsday. This same day, 100 years ago, is the setting of a not so ordinary book that chronicles...
jun 12
An Epic Stupidity I finally had the misfortune of seeing Troy last night. There’s $14 and two and a half hours that could...
jun 04
'Tis a small one after all. Design by Fire, which I keep tabs on, is running another hilarious installment of Gurus v. Bloggers, where Andrei He…Her…...
jun 02
yes. Over the weekend, my life took another dramatic step forward. I somehow convinced Stephanie to agree to marry me. She...
apr 22
Geek Quiz Here’s some geeky fun for everyone. I was reading some random blog entry at some random url the other day....
apr 16
in the news This is one of the joys of growing up in a small town. Today’s Cordele Dispatch is running a story...
apr 02
the secret decoder ring Surely everyone checked thinkgeek today for April fool’s day specials. And surely, no one could stand not decoding the Magic...
apr 01
no april fool, it’s a real design. Usually at this time every year, I am scrambling trying to put together something for April Fool’s Day. Putting together...
mar 16
good news I started writing an entry this weekend about my visits to New York and Boston, but I still haven't finished...
mar 03
untitled By way of a strange chain of events, I am currently sitting inside of MIT’s Media Lab. I will explain...
feb 21
untitled I got my copy of THE GREY ALBUM in case EMI makes it go away. I was pleasantly surprised to...
feb 19
the sandburg goats Well, first we missed the exit onto 25. On the way to Asheville, it is easy enough to go from...
feb 11
Wired: Living Machines I know this appeared on Slashdot last week, but that doesn’t really make it any less interesting. Wired’s February issue...
feb 09
Fire-whacha-ma-call-it Hey look kids, another Phoenix err Firebird err Firefox err screw it, download Mozilla. If you have the wherewithal to...
feb 06
molting. I decided to switch back to my all-time favorite skin. With any luck, I will get a new site up...
feb 06
Firebird 0.8 cometh soon According to rumors, Monday will bring Mozilla Firebird 0.8. Just mind the install. Firebird and Thunderbird have both persisted on...
jan 25
untitled Four hours of sleep, eighteen hours of work; my Friday was pretty taxing but I'm determined to finish some things...
jan 22
untitled Well…that was a nice break. It seems as if a lot should have happened since I last posted. I suspect...

2003

oct 22
untitled If we have learned anything in the past 2 days, it is that you are just as well off having...
oct 01
untitled Well, my web address is up and running happily but emailing me for the next few days may be hit...
sep 23
untitled Today had started off bad enough, a sinus headache, an overcast sky and the general feeling of Monday. If I...
sep 18
untitled Londinium – best bloody movie I’ve seen in months. I made a quick pass through the HBO’s as I was...
sep 16
untitled Last week started dramatically enough with a wail from my dying hard drive. A wail that meant I had shamefully...
aug 28
Stereoscopic DIY A few weeks ago with arm painfully twisted, I went to see Spy Kids 3-D. It is not a movie...
aug 12
untitled For reasons unknown and probably insignificant, I decided to post my kludgey moveable type plugin code for extracting EXIF and...
jul 27
Brooks & Dunn Last week was a tough one, as it brought about an end to my long overdue vacation and then quickly...
jul 23
Mexico Beach I just returned from a much needed, but far too brief, beach vacation in Mexico Beach which is no where...
jul 15
untitled I once used the term “Pyrrhic victory” in a presentation when I was in graduate school and someone stopped me...
jul 09
untitled I’m not sure what Dreamhost is up to, but earlier today my site was featuring content from April. Of course,...
jun 17
untitled We’re on the brink of another of those dreaded warm weather thunderstorms. They come far too frequently these days and...
jun 14
untitled As I have reported before, I have a great appreciation for the many social uses of mascot costumes. That appreciation...
jun 10
untitled radiohead: [ new album ] [ new site ]yes, i do like the new album. having listened to the live...
jun 06
untitled City Lights just turned 50; I have a good mind to pack a small bag and set out across the...
may 28
untitled Hm, let me get this straight: Apple sells you a subscription to a service with a set of cool features....
may 12
untitled 2003: A noodle odysseyDespite my best efforts, Dr and Mrs. Noodle and his wife Amy set out for a 3...
may 08
untitled Some days prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are far more stupid that you look and other days it...
may 01
untitled Assuming this story (“Patriot Raid”) is true, It is some more evidence that the Patriot (sic) Acts are the most...
apr 29
untitled Though I just brought my reading section back online, I think the time has come to retire it in favor...
apr 22
Officials Rise Up to Defy The Patriot Act Local Officials Rise Up to Defy The Patriot Act If you are not yet familiar with The Patriot Act, I...
apr 21
Graphic C# A couple of weeks ago, I decide to port at least one of my little graphics projects over to C#....
apr 13
untitled Hm, technially, doesn’t Walmart provide a more extensive version of this service? Surely, nothing prevents me from walking into one...
apr 11
I'm Tired. I've spent most of the week fighting fatigue…not for any specific reason; it just seems to be one of those...
apr 07
Building a Better Human The Sunday Living Section of the AJC had an interesting article entitled “Building a better human,” which briefly explores the...
apr 01
untitled A description of my contribution to April Fool’s Day 2003:“Printers, Proxies, and Pranksters”
apr 01
Happy April Fool's Day Ah, April Fool's Day – The holiday has been described as the most important online holiday of the year. Unfortunately,...
mar 27
God Bless Free Speech So much for Al Jazeera's attempts to reach English readers at http://english.aljazeera.net. The DNS entries for all of aljazeera.net are...
mar 26
Phódo Fix I finally fixed my phódo section so that Gecko rendering actually looks somewhat decent. “Fixed”, of course, being a matter...
mar 26
Harvard H2O Projects Ripped from /. (“slashdot”) :http://h2o.law.harvard.edu/“The H2O project is building an interlocking collection of communities based on the free creation and...
mar 22
A New Schedule Posts have been sparse lately I know. In a fit of masochism or disillusion I decided to thoroughly change my...
mar 13
The Myth of Interference The myth of interference is an article over in Salon's technology section that presents David Reed's argument that RF spectrum...
mar 12
L'Absurde « … and a side of Imperialist Toast please ? »I am sure that the French government had to call...
mar 12
It's Undisputed A buddy of mine, Chris Courtenay, pointed out this Onion headline just moments before accusing me of submitting it. I...
mar 03
Can machines think? Using Game Theory to pass the Turing Test:Alan Turing, in 1950, proposed a simple game to answer the question “Can...
feb 28
untitled Whatda I think? I think the methodology is suspect to say the least.
feb 27
Content Management Conference Tomorrow begins a refracted week, one where time is perceived to have been bent significantly to compress or exclude at...
feb 22
I am introvert … I don't roar It's not a choice, it's you not shutting up. Tongue in cheek article about the misunderstood and neglected world of...
feb 21
Advice for Students: Study Hard or Be Rich Many Colleges Bend Rules To Admit Rich ApplicantsThis article circulated our office today and incited some pretty strong reaction from...
feb 19
Snowed in Boston By Sunday night, the local meteorologist had made it abundantly clear that our weekend trip to Boston would be extending...
feb 14
untitled Judging by the frequency of take-offs and landings at nearby Dobbins Air Force base in the past three day, I...
feb 12
untitled random thoughts:On Immortality & EmploymentAt odds have always been the notions of an individual's personal aspirations and an organization's capitalist...
feb 12
Kevin Freed but Hacked. Patch Kevin!( courtesy the noodle )
feb 07
untitled revamp #1: the Current Myx (requires flash 6)Having completely lost interest in building a complete database system for my mp3's,...
feb 03
untitled Objectivity seems so intimately tied to the concept of patria potestas, the right granted to the father of the Roman...
jan 28
After and all-nighter … After an all-nighter, expect to be isolated in a bubble wrap shell of synesthesia. Expect the adjective “hyper-calm” to have...
jan 24
kellegous.com, now at dreamhost With very moderate hassle (so far), kellegous.com has a new home over at dreamhost.com. As is usually the case with...
jan 15
Scratching Monday night was the first time I heard the scratching. Of course it seemed to be coming from inside my...
jan 15
untitled Mrs. Stockmann. Let us hope it won't be the wolves that will drive you out of the country, Thomas. Dr....
jan 08
Insured One of the downsides of working for a startup has always been the realization that when you bust your head...
jan 01
a declaration Right now I feel the usual relief at being done with the holidays. Christmas was relatively quiet, and provided some...

2002

dec 23
safety I feel much safer now that pregnant women are being molested in airports; they are an absolute menace. If I...
dec 23
untitled More reading for those who are appalled at the thought of not permanently sacrificing civil rights in the wake of...
dec 17
Pat was the first friend I ever had who smoked and even at fourteen I seldom saw him without a thin...
dec 13
When I last saw you… E: When I last saw you, you were frustrated and convinced that you were off track. Now I see you...
dec 06
positive thoughts Judging by the way I'm beginning to drag and by the way my head swims while my throat burns, I...
dec 04
no firewood Today:Bitter coldTalk of suspect weatherShiny rain soaked streetsHot chunky soup followed by excessively large cappuccinoOffice glass bespattered with fine drops...
dec 03
recent order So that my status as a card carrying Electrical Engineer can never be challenged, I give you my most recent...
dec 02
lyrical, epical, dramatic 10am lyrical — I stare indifferently at the row of boxes, each containing a different coffee flavor. The trick to...
nov 21
Mathematica as a Design Tool I'm not completely sure why I wrote this example of how to render 3d graphs from mathematica for design purposes,...
nov 21
Dr. Noodle That's Dr. Noodle to you!Craig has done the impossible; his dissertation is proposed, defended and signed. My boy's got mad...
nov 14
Boom Boom Huck Jam Besides the fact that the skaters spent more time hiking to the top of the ramp after bailing than they...
nov 09
cleaning My week of cleaning is coming to a close. The apartment is still not where I had envisioned it at...
nov 06
balance For the past month, my good days have been alarmingly frequent. I've been getting things in order, setting things straight,...
nov 05
waiting This week was already shaping up to the much longer than I anticipated, and then the rain showed up. The...
nov 04
A Brief and Informal Defense of Kerouac Last night after I finally took the time to read the remaining two-thirds of Tao Te Ching the only book...
oct 29
radiohead freebies If you happen to be a radiohead fan, there is cool stuff for the snatching here. (including some stuff slated...
oct 29
A fortunate encounter at GreatClips So, I'm sitting in the chair at GreatClips getting 2 month's worth of mop chewed from the top of my...
oct 24
the absurd device It seems unfair to be sitting here with my heart thumping lively in my chest, to consider that the preacher's...
oct 15
philosophy quiz I thought I knew something about philosophy, but apparently not. I've only managed a 0.56 on The Philosophers Magazine Interactive...
oct 15
jack's river I could not longer keep my arms around the protean world; I had to find something more constant. I had...
oct 05
ten stories I pressed my palms to the glass to stop the advancement of a couple of beads of sweat that were...
oct 01
untitled Ok, no more life events to be posted here. Instead, you will all be treated to endless tales of a...
sep 29
new week Last week was an entirely new week; nothing of the prefabricated chain of undistinguishable days that usually constitutes a week....
sep 25
untitled Oops, I almost forgot that I have a blog.
sep 25
grow old when i grow old, i want to be the man who sees birds sitting where birds never go. i want...
sep 20
Linus & Lucy These are the only artifacts from my weekend of puppy-sitting that didn't qualify as either a stain or a scar....
sep 18
untitled I'm up to my earballs in Software Engineering methodologies. Me, being sometimes neurotic and sometimes just plain idiotic, has decided...
sep 18
don't steal my bandwidth Attention Rex Manning fans, to your left you will notice a shoplifter being chased by our night manager Lucas. This...
sep 16
For LEGO fans LEGO fan growing up? “Just imagine” wasting similar amounts of time building models that are resistant to the mother of...
sep 15
reunion Saturday, as Tropical Storm Hanna emptied her troughs over South Georgia, my 10 year high school reunion got underway. It...
sep 09
yeats Sometimes I picture Yeats sitting on the crapper writing verse and it makes me laugh.
sep 09
pork chops Tonight, I'm out grilling, a great southern pastime and purely by chance I pick up the Bhagavad-Gita on my way...
sep 05
the virtues of surfing Out with Mr. Noodle tonight and he starts in about the virtues of surfing. He mentions the salvation of my...
sep 04
Use a GameBoy; go to jail I'm sure glad I'm done with my travels to Greece. How embarrassing it would be to get slapped with a...
sep 03
envious Man, will I be envious if Monsieur Noodle went and beat up some pokeman look-a-likes without me. Craig emailed me...
sep 01
Brand [To Agnes]: You stand where the roads cross. Once and for all, then! Choose! [Exit.] Einar: Choose between storm and...
aug 27
apologetics Why do I write so infrequently now? No one but me really asks, but I feel as if I should...
aug 24
It's a boy … and a girl! After months of my mom and mark sending out insinuating emails about due dates and family growth, the bundle of...
aug 21
untitled Miscellany; lest you think I'm spending my time being productive.
aug 20
winamp3 Winamp 3 may be the coolest piece of sub-alpha software available for download. Now if only I could get it...
aug 20
How I love stories like this: In August 1903, James Joyce had taken to writing reviews in the Daily Expressto earn money he desperately needed to...
aug 18
citizen's duty Today was a day out at the old ballgame. Through a little luck and the pocket friendly Bellsouth salesman, a...
aug 17
a title for an essay After a few beers tonight, I picked up a pad and scribbled “2Pac and Turgenev: Nihilism in Practice and Theory.”...
aug 14
untitled Next order of business: I'm going to put this section under the care of Movable Type and convert it to...
aug 14
my first used book I ordered my first used book from amazon.com; I have a feeling this is the beginning of something truly expensive....
aug 10
The Fellini's Crazy Man Two miles away, the Fellini's “crazy man” sees the Virgin Mary drive past in a Subaru Forester. He will spend...
aug 10
change Already this year is so far off its original projected course it's almost absurd, but that's the value of planning....
aug 07
no allegiance Just a quick hats off to allegiance telecom for screwing up their entire network and taking all of servers down...
aug 07
goethe? GeheVerschmäheDie Treue,Die ReueKommt nach.
aug 04
new place for photos I finally have a better place for my photos and the Bonaire collection kicks it off nicely.
aug 02
mt photo plugin Somewhere in the middle of building a blog to display my photos, I had a realization that packed into each...
aug 02
untitled I am Joe's horned madness.
aug 01
now with mysql On a whim, I moved my Movable Type data into MySql since it gives me greater flexibility and solves the...
jul 29
Did I tell you that I saw 5 sea horses and an octopus? Back on land, I even managed to take a few pictures; I will get those up shortly. I just have...
jul 29
Anyone? Do any of you Atlanta area folks know of a good place to seek modern language instruction? For some time...
jul 28
“Home is always a place you've never been.” Sometimes you meet people who pass off quips with such nonchalance that their words are preserved purely by the virtue...
jul 19
untitled i'll be here, if you need meMy first real vacation in a year begins in about 24 hours. So much...
jul 17
untitled When I was young, I was confident that all the cool mythical creatures really existed: griffons … chimeras … minotaur...
jul 16
What irony? There was a time not so long ago when we had all become experts in the dreaded task of telephone/modem...
jul 16
untitled Um, whoops, I screwed up my templates so that only 10 entries were being displayed on the month archive. I...
jul 11
no more #cccccc Finally, I'm free of the #cccccc box. Though, beware, I am slowly making my way back through the archives and...
jul 10
untitled (or Koshka, which is Russian for cat.)
jul 10
untitled I guess at some point the damn thing just goes flat. I mean it never seemed all that stable to...
jul 08
cats, giraffes and panda wooha The holiday weekend started strangely enough with an impromptu cat adoption. I was heaving the last of the luggage into...
jul 03
untitled I'm going to be down in Fla. for a few days … So, while I'm gone: Try not to steal...
jul 02
I am the walrus Tonight Kristen had the Discovery Channel going on the TV when I looked up and noticed that we were following...
jul 01
untitled Angry Noodle raves: If there are only two kinds of people in the world (Nicaraguans and Contras), Kellegous is definately...
jun 28
Gil Elvgren In a post depression world, Gil Elvgren's depictions of the American dream gave the country a much needed lift from...
jun 27
7 years On Monday, Kristen and I celebrated 7 years together. At one year, I was floored that she had managed to...
jun 22
untitled What happens when Kelly has a really bad week?
jun 22
It was good to sleep &helllip; It was good to sleep last night, these 2:35 and 7:35 World Cup kickoffs are taking their toll. I decided...
jun 20
untitled When good organizations go bad. Ok let me get this right, a network that depends very heavily on contributions has...
jun 20
NPR I decided to probe the waters and request permission to link to the linking form on the NPR site. Let...
jun 20
MoveableType migration Having finally worked around my previous concerns about low security, I gave into temptation and migrated some of my stuff...
jun 16
I’ve been silent for a week now, … I've been silent for a week now, maybe those bats have finally left and it's safe to come out and...
jun 10
new pictures, non? They were new pictures, non? They were all taken down in Cordele, when it was terribly hot and the bees were terribly...
jun 07
What are kelly and What are kelly and kristen doing on a friday night?
jun 06
untitled For the first time in many, many moons IE is not my default browser; I'm going with the open source...
jun 05
Ok, no more HTML in the comments and \n's become <br>'s. Not that anyone has screwed anything up; it just makes the comments looks so...
jun 04
Converation overheard in the Converation overheard in the office lobby:Business Woman: “Hi Bert”Business Man (Bert): “Hey, Whatcha reading? Is that a self-help book?”Business Woman:...
jun 03
If anyone else is If anyone else is in need of a fool, I think I can serve a few more. I may complain,...
may 31
You've got some NURB!! You've got some NURB!!
may 25
Until now, the problem Until now, the problem has been the lack of reliable transportation to conduct a thorough search for truth and I...
may 23
untitled Damn, I just realized yesterday that Monday is a holiday. And you know what we do on holidays when we...
may 20
untitled The old Sharpie wins again. While I usually leave the link posting business to the blogging pros, this one cannot...
may 17
dammit, won't the squares dammit, won't the squares just go away?done.
may 15
5 efforts of resistance to the absurd:I refuse to keep up with current events, and when I do so it is only for fear of...
may 13
“Most of our faults “Most of our faults are more pardonable than the means we use to conceal them.”— François duc de la Rochefoucauld...
may 09
Just like 2Pac saiz: Just like 2Pac saiz:Noodle wanna be a thug.Forget the pen, photoshop makes better tattoos. Just a little Angry Noodle inspired...
may 07
“Bureaucracy is a giant “Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.”— Honoré de BalzacI think I spent the whole day creating a paper...
may 06
untitled I woke up this morning sick; fever, coughing, sniffling, sneezing and other non-attractive pyrotechnics of head. Waking up sick is...
may 02
Car is in my Car is in my possession, and stored safely waiting for the storm to pass. Thank you for joining us for...
may 01
untitled Apologies to all who fell victim to spam harassment by fullpromote.com. Their bots, being perhaps the least intelligent of the...
apr 29
heilige Scheiße, i think heilige Scheiße, i think i just bought an audi. More pictures to follow later this week, if my suspicion proves...
apr 26
untitled That's it; I'm done with the car buying bit. Perhaps they misinterpreted my intentions; I was interested in buying an...
apr 22
Cataclysme politique en France Cataclysme politique en France (Le Monde)French voters urged to shun Le Pen (CNN)France stunned by Le Pen success (BBC)This is...
apr 21
At this point, could At this point, could you just send someone over to my house to burn my Georgia Tech diploma? I figure...
apr 18
blue? green? or beige? blue?green?or beige?My opinion: Can't decide if I like the blue better than the original green, but I don't really like...
apr 17
Hopefully, you haven't noticed Hopefully, you haven't noticed that the layout on this page changed drastically overnight. The old table layout made it difficult...
apr 16
Apollinaire lifted his pen Apollinaire lifted his pen and laid his notebook on the single dry patch of soil beside the butt of his...
apr 14
Apollinaire turned the corner Apollinaire turned the corner from the avenue Trudaine and proceeded up the rue des Martyrs striding gracefully through the overhanging...
apr 09
Meanwhile, Adrian Albert, the Meanwhile, Adrian Albert, the chairman of the mathematics department of the University of Chicago, called Norman Levinson. What was [John]...
apr 07
I did something today I did something today that I can scarcely find time for anymore; I walked. Nearly five miles I walked, and...
apr 05
.the subtleties of human .the subtleties of human communication.
apr 04
A one-off revision of the current featured flash animation has been added to my flash experiments tablet.
apr 01
April Fools' Day participants: MIT's April Fools' Day participants:MIT's Google Spoof.Ga Tech's Treasure.Google's PigeonRankAnd, of course, me.Know of any more?
mar 28
I guess it all I guess it all comes down to maintaining your dignity in the midst of a trying week. It has certainly...
mar 25
Le Même Theater presents Le Même Theater presents a tale of expatriate glory. Rumor has it that the author missed much of the battle...
mar 23
untitled When I was far too young to supposedly be accountable, we once found a baby squirrel abandoned by its mother...
mar 20
silliness still reigns. silliness still reigns.
mar 19
untitled Almost 800 lines of SQL code in a day and it occurs to me that I need more punk CD's...
mar 18
If design govern in If design govern in a thing so small.
mar 15
untitled As evinced by my posting habits, I've grown a bit confused about exactly what I want to post here, which...
mar 14
untitled I suppose it has been over two years since I did anything deserving of a follow-up discussion, and even then,...
mar 11
untitled And today, Netscape gives us the second installment in "How to lose a browser war with efficiency:"You will remember the...
mar 08
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mar 07
untitled The sky is bright and has the appearance of warmth, though the temperature will not rise to 50 on this...
mar 06
untitled I am much excited that Kristen is coming home from her Spring break trip today; the apartment loses all its...
mar 03
untitled Lately, I had been entertaining thoughts of returning to Georgia Tech to complete my abandoned Masters degree. It wasn't that...
mar 02
untitled "… no characters …" I know precisely what I will be reading soon enough.But anyway, that's not important quite yet....
mar 01
Such courage is seldom found as that in the heart of one standing in defiance of prevailing sentiments to defend the less fortunate. These brave...
feb 27
Music Fans Must Rebel Against Greedy Record Industry"If I were in charge, I would put viruses everywhere on these services," he [Peter Paterno, Music Industry...
feb 26
I am back; I am content; there is no limit to hope, and it is all:…because the sun rose a little brighter this morning and...
feb 18
untitled Marcello came over to the table as we were ordering espressos and cappuccinos to say hello. He usually does, Marcello's...
feb 14
untitled And today, boys and girls, we'll talk about projection in the context of human psychology. Projection is a defense mechanism...
feb 12
Another quick flash study (version ** quatre). Only mildly interesting, I guess.
feb 11
untitled <vent>Why is it so hard to understand that product specs should be challenged before the end of the development process?"I'm...
feb 10
untitled It had been years since I last attended the Field Trials. In fact, it was so long ago that ole...
feb 07
untitled Not only has the weather capped the skies with a dour blanket for the past few days, but a crew...
feb 05
untitled How to sell yourself out in two short years:Step #1: Retreat from the University at the zenith of your own...
feb 04
untitled The last time I was in Club Riviera, it was virtually empty. Saturday night, it was a sea of bobbing...
feb 02
Long ago, I had a friend named Rob who was insanely obsessed with psychology. So much so that he would intentionally provoke his father to...
jan 29
untitled I realized last night that I'm not passing through a funk as I first suspected; I am merely bored. Since...
jan 28
untitled Most valuable lesson learned from a sleepless night: Don't tempt irony, just go to bed at 4am like you always...
jan 27
Did I mention that I posted the Ireland pictures? No? Well, I did post them, finally.
jan 25
A January air has the putrid stench of mortified immobility. Every breath inhaled is sparse and wanting, every breath exhaled is dense and taxing. January...
jan 22
KOW Content Management System:(KOW, I call it, because I like smartass names):Hierarchical Objectified Template Publishing Engine: done.Web Interface: 85%. Journal/Blog Style...
jan 20
What? Is Ford now making aircraft for the Marines? Is anyone else a little dubious of constant reports of mechanical failure? Of course, a missing...
jan 17
<inside joke> mine eyes may <inside joke>mine eyes may be deceiving me, but I swear it looks like John blogged yesterday.</inside joke>
jan 16
From the locked away pages of The Chronicle of Higher Education:DAVID HOROWITZ, the former campus radical and now conservative commentator, has released a survey that...
jan 14
Lunacy be damned, that's just good creative problem solving."Back in 1999, Jaron Lanier, a leading figure in the history of Virtual Reality (he coined the...
jan 11
I have this habit of planning for the sake of a daydream. There is no real intention to follow through, but the exercise of mapping...
jan 10
Microsoft caught rigging ZDNet poll in support of .NUT. It really is beautiful when they suffer from the use of their own products:"Several of the...
jan 09
Hm? How to describe Hm? How to describe the path of that string? It's been bugging me since this morning and I haven't had...
jan 06
It was years ago when I first read the opening to Look Homeward, Angel. I was seated under lamplight in an old armchair that was...
jan 02
And, it's still snowing. I have a fire burning slowly in the den, a cup o' tea steaming on the desk, and remote sessions open...
jan 01
2001 was like the 8th hole in a putt-putt course. That's the deceptively difficult hole with the windmill that quadruples your score when one of...

2001

dec 31
In a few hours, I will certainly know whether all my untested date code is sound. In theory, everything should work accordingly. In practice, we...
dec 29
I have much to do in 2002; I realize that now. Most importantly, I have to move past my burnout even if it proves a...
dec 26
(Christmas passed!) and now there (Christmas passed!)and now there is an empty house. "Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don't even listen, simply wait....
dec 22
Lately when I call people, they seem way too anxious to get off the phone. Is it something about the holidays? 'Tis the season for...
dec 21
Christmas is literally killing me. If Santa could just bring my sanity back, though I'm not sure it was ever enough to warrant a sleigh...
dec 20
I guess I did get a little bent out of shape about the new design, but it sucked. With Christmas so close, chances are good...
dec 17
Kristen couldn't stand it; she has already given me one of my Christmas gifts and I can't imagine a better gift. How in the world...
dec 16
Supplanted again. I desperately need to shop for Christmas, but I haven't the energy to fight the throngs of mall shoppers alone. I think I'll...
dec 13
Never underestimate the power Never underestimate the power of a little scripting, and a lot of nerd. Time.com's online poll, which asked users to...
dec 12
Lacan is tedious reading, indeed: "What I have called the mirror stage is interesting in that it manifests the affective dynamism by which the subject...
dec 11
After an argument the After an argument the other day about whether Xmas is a debasement of Christmas, I took it upon myself to...
dec 10
Thoughts from the shower: To Thoughts from the shower:To develop and maintain a system of faith is the ultimate goal of human reason.
dec 08
Three attempts to describe my week:There are few funks so bad as unmotivated idleness. Days just seem to flicker on and off; I completely missed...
dec 06
We're sitting at the Northside Tavern drinking a pitcher of New Castle. I crack what I think is a witty joke, Craig laughs, others just...
dec 04
"To discover the mode of life or of art whereby your spirit could express itself in unfettered freedom."Unfettered freedom? Pleonasm or is the Earwicker unclothven?...
dec 03
I fear what Israel will do with their blank check. I fear what we are going to do with ours.
dec 01
I feel so incredibly I feel so incredibly unproductive. All week, I made an effort to get up and get to work before 9....
dec 01
"Floating upon the surface "Floating upon the surface for The birds, the birds, the birds"   "A bird twittered; two birds, three. The bell...
nov 27
Sorry fellas, the name does not have a comma in it, and I've been known to add bench strength whereever I go. .::. My namesakes...
nov 26
There are days when There are days when hope compels your eyes skyward in search of auguries, tomorrow will be one of those days....
nov 24
The Thanksgiving holiday is The Thanksgiving holiday is quickly expiring, and all the leftovers have less than a week of purgatory to either become...
nov 23
Down the road, there is another house surrounded by cars. There are kids throwing a football in the yard with a middle-aged man who refuses...
nov 20
Yesterday evening I was feeling smarter, but as soon as I stepped out the door today I was dumb again. I'm sure that tomorrow will...
nov 18
—It surprises me that you enjoyed the book I lent you. It seems it would rankle the very verve of your nature, being set up...
nov 17
I may have my I may have my pick for best movie of the year. Earlier, I grew tired of sitting around the house...
nov 16
A herd of cattle A herd of cattle walks into a bar thirsty after chewing cud all day. The bartender, in a hoarse voice,...
nov 15
I had a haircut today and it was none too soon as I'd been putting it off for two weeks. If I had under utilized...
nov 14
I approached a golf course and there was a man standing with lottery ticket in his cap, eating a sloppy hot dog and losing his...
nov 13
I'm trying to get back into my list of personal objectives lately. First up, some ~design~ exponoments (oh what fun it is to make …...
nov 11
It has been so hard to write lately. Every time I sit to type, a draconian self-confidence demands I erase every line. Soon after, I...
nov 09
I do need sleep, so I'll be brief:Tonight:   Saw Monsters Inc. - Good Movie - See it   Had Indian Food - Havėli -...
nov 08
granted, i should not have been finishing up a new design when there is so much work to do. and granted, i should not have...
nov 08
At least someone is sleeping   At least someone is sleeping around here! When one finds oneself up at 6am and sees the Office Assistant,...
nov 06
Over the weekend, I was sitting on a bench in the mall trying to act disinterested when a little boy of about 6 hoisted himself...
nov 03
- Could I be - Could I be wrong? - It is likely, most people are at some point in their lives. - But,...
nov 02
Well, it is certainly fortunate that I don't depend on my writing to make a living. I think I would fare better relying on my...
oct 31
Quality of life improvement!? HA HA HA. It's so much fun to reminisce about all the silliness of the past.
oct 30
I have to shed I have to shed this lazy skin; the new year is going to pass unacknowledged and I'll have little recourse...
oct 29
a new toy is a new toy is on the way!
oct 27
Thank you Chris Courtenay, who had us walking into some nice midtown clubs without ever letting go a dollar, showing cards of DJ's and showing...
oct 26
I saw myself a I saw myself a fine performance of Julius Caesar tonight over at the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. Imagine Caesar in all...
oct 25
There is a thunderstorm moving in. For a while, I thought the rumblings were the sounds of my restless neighbors opening a window to let...
oct 24
This is your brain This is your brain deprived of sleep. Any Questions?
oct 23
I do not give a damn for your arbitrary value systems that are suspended, in all their weight, not just on mere faith, but on...
oct 21
i have an idea involving squares…hm, will get right on that. no wait, i have to finish the Ireland pictures first.
oct 20
I regained my wits somewhere around 5pm. Most of the day has been spent lethargic watching DVD's and feeling tired. Last night is a blur,...
oct 19
xxxxxxxxThe verdict is in: I'm xxxxxxxxThe verdict is in:I'm worthlessI can't think of anything else to say.
oct 18
I've decided to start drinking on nights that I have to work. What use is the brain in that situation anyway? In between bursts of...
oct 15
Just had to get away for the weekend, so as soon as I could free myself from work, (Saturday Morning) Kristen and I left for...
oct 12
Suddenly, I have a renewed interest in reasonably advanced mathematics. Why? Have I not already done my time in differential equations and Reed-Solomon coding? It...
oct 10
I haven't written very much lately…I've been busy coming to grips with mediocrity. Sometimes we all go and get puffed up by hope, but eventually...
oct 08
Tonight, strange as it may sound, Kristen and I were apparently on the scene of a robbery. Around 10pm, we went up to our friendly...
oct 07
Je renonce! (in so much as) …and more to the fact…what is not…rien à faire…if you will…et si vous ébranlez. I think I should get...
oct 06
What a sad day it is when you do nothing more than eat ice cream and watch movies. Apparently my body is rebelling against a...
oct 05
(cicadas) Fancy smancy dinner (cicadas) Fancy smancy dinner night with Peter, Christy, Chris and Stephanie at Roy's, complete with Roy's Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé...
oct 03
I love discussing languages with John:I think the point of Python is that it is a brand-new OOP, structuredlanguage. Perl is more of the syntactic...
oct 01
I'm back from Cordele, drove in tonight with all the other Sunday drivers. Around Unadilla a flailing mass of birds passed over the car, traveling...
sep 30
Yes and yes blazes back home]] [[ In Cordele, what choice do I have but to write a Flowery letter from Westland Row? Tisnt the...
sep 28
I had a friend who used to spend every weekend with his father fishing the river below the dam. One Saturday, having little luck with...
sep 26
in another twist on "be careful what you ask for," i was home sick all day.really, i could have found another way to break the...
sep 25
When the air begins to chill every year, I think of Prague. There was a cold morning in March of 2000 when Kristen and I...
sep 24
Weekends have become an annoyance; they are merely punctuations at the end of vacuous sentences. The events and friends that once filled a weekend are...
sep 22
Personal Sticky Note: Do not drink the raspberry flavored beer that Kristen left in the refrigerator. There is a reason she left it.I've done a...
sep 19
!!exhausted and weak!! After an all-night affair with a mail distribution script, I was able to nap briefly before Kristen and I left for Augusta...
sep 18
me:   hey what me:   hey what are you doing still up? me:   don't rightly know me:   go to bed, already!...
sep 16
I went into midtown today to see Tim, who lives at the Peachtree lofts and overlooks the dilapidated old Days Inn which hides the bottom...
sep 14
I'm not happy at all about having to work tonight. Things were left unfinished on Tuesday and Wednesday, and now I have to catch up...
sep 12
It has been an exhausting day for the entire world. I think I will go to bed much earlier tonight, assuming I can sleep. Like...
sep 11
a visual moment of silence   a visual moment of silence
sep 10
I forgot to mention that I finally put together a page of props. You know, one thing I hate about this format is that short...
sep 09
When I was young, I had a great uncle Bill and as people say in my home town, Uncle Bill would take a drink. Actually,...
sep 07
First off, was their ever really any doubt? Nah, according to the first chief justice of the Supreme Court, John Jay ", the people who...
sep 05
Any Spanish speakers…during a Any Spanish speakers…during a meeting today, I suddenly felt compelled to scribble coito de vacas on my notepad. Does that...
sep 03
Will it ever stop raining? All I can hear is the thump of the drops on the air conditioner. Two nights ago, I turned off...
sep 02
Work has confined me to Atlanta for the long weekend. It's like a ghost town around here; everyone I know made it out of town...
aug 31
So, as you can easily tell from my reading queue, I put quite a bit of thought into the order in which I read books....
aug 29
Is anybody not sick!? It seems that everyone I've talked to has that distinct sniffle or the beginnings of persistent cough. Even on some of...
aug 28
Well, it's been a Well, it's been a tough day in Lake Wobegon. ~    Pulled yet another all-nighter trying to get a client site...
aug 26
Hi ho, hi ho; Saturdays at work really blow.The absurd work schedule continues with no sign of recession. I woke up this afternoon having spent...
aug 24
my boy craig is on his way over. i suspect we'll have some beers and maybe find a theatre showing J&SB. i should be working,...
aug 23
Sunday night I was forced to make an early morning run south to Cordele. In the early morning, the air is different. It sticks. It...
aug 19
Things are going all wrong. In addition to my arduous work schedule, my reoccurring dental problems have resurfaced. This puts me an interesting situation: I...
aug 16
O sleeplessness, you bear O sleeplessness, you bear the intoxicants of a Dionysian wine! And though I abhor the long nights of work, the...
aug 14
"Everydayness is the enemy. No search is possible. Perhaps there was a time when everydayness was not too strong and one could break its grip...
aug 12
Finally, an empty Saturday. Last Finally, an empty Saturday.Last night was a Connexxia outing to the Georgia Shakespeare Festival to see the final performance of...
aug 09
Glug! We had a management meeting tonight that lasted until 10 … strategy … expansion … verticals … horizontals … lead times … warm leads...
aug 06
Here, everything is soggy. Here, everything is soggy. There are soaky, sopping earthworms squirting from the ground seeking firmess, like the greening concrete sidewalk...
aug 02
i think my general exhaustion burnout score says it all. time for another 12-16 hour day; i can hardly move. Your score = 87/100
aug 01
7000 people standing at the 20th century re-birthplace of the KKK listening to the chaotic sounds of an English band known for their anti-corporate and...
jul 30
I had a very I had a very strange experience today. I have this friend, Tim, who works at the airport. Due to his...
jul 28
Last night, I headed Last night, I headed over to the Actors Theatre of Atlanta to see Two Rooms. The play was pretty good;...
jul 26
I'm slumping. I'm bored. (no, I'm slumping. I'm bored. (no, that doesn't mean that I don't have enough work, that's not what the word means)...
jul 23
I once met an old man on an old sidewalk whose soles were caked with gum.I said, "You must be terribly unlucky?" He replied, "Probably...