Thursday, November 10, 2011
Just had a major change at the hosting company for my other domains- stuff is redirecting here.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Domains are temporarily redirected here.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Ju Rao has amassed a huge list of online computer books, mostly significant titles.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Humorous and not-so-humorous 'what the...???' posts about computer programming.
The Daily WTF
Saturday, June 04, 2005
Quick reference info about your IP Address, etc. Click here.
Here's a REALLY simple one from me...
Monday, May 30, 2005
Want to create some spoken phrase WAV files and don't really want to shell out the bucks for some software you'll only use a couple of times?
For example- I now have a nice lady with an English accent named Audrey letting me know when I have new email. (“Joe, you have new email.“) Just type in the phrase, check the “Display a link for the audio file.“ checkbox and you're ready to download the WAV file. (Put it in %WINDIR%\Media\ .)
Link to AT&T Labs
Saturday, April 23, 2005
Sunday, April 10, 2005
Remember last year the satellite that was supposed to be snatched from the air with helicopters equipped with special hooks- but smashed into the desert? It turns out it's an example of how things can go wrong even after being tested to death.
The probable cause is that two g-switches (Accelerometer switches.) were installed upside-down. Before you blame the guy who assembled the PCB- he followed the design to the letter. In other words- Lockheed supplied the faulty design.
NASA link one
NASA link two
It would seem to be fairly easy to devise a non-destructive test to verify that the circuit would fire when hit with force from the appropriate direction.
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Every tried the Wayback Machine? Try clicking here for a view of Microsoft in 1996.
Wayback Machine (AKA The Web Archive.)
Monday, April 04, 2005
I must admit that I have a half dozen programs that could do this, but you need to be a rocket scientist to run them! (I wonder which is more complicated- modern object oriented programming or building rockets?) Anyway, I'm trying to create a logo, was checking out several sites.
This one is a bit gaudy... (Only 12k) Click to go there.
Another one. (Only 1k)
Well, probably should leave this up to my progeny, who has a lot more talent with this stuff than me.