Leonard Nimoy, the man who played Spock, died yesterday. There have been some surprisingly sensitive eulogies for him in the mainstream press, but they all merely skirted the edges of what may have been his most important contribution to popular culture: he made braininess sexy.
There have been a flood of big, cheap monitors (2560×1440 and up) becoming available on TigerDirect and other similar sites recently. But I’m here to tell you that these should come with warning labels, and explain why. I’ve had some dolorous experiences with the no-name pair of big flatscreens I bought back in 2013 –… Continue reading Beware cut-price Korean monitors!
I’ve been radio silent the last couple of weeks mainly because I’ve been concentrating furiously on getting a GPSD release out the door. This one is a little more noteworthy than usual because it may actually have fixed a well-hidden flaw or vulnerability of some significance. Regular readers may recall from back in 2013 that… Continue reading GPSD 3.12 has shipped – bulletproofed from below
It has come to my attention that the Evil League of Evil is attempting to get me shortlisted for the John W. Campbell award. For those of you not in the know, this is an annual award intended to go to the most promising new writer in SF. It is taken pretty seriously. And my… Continue reading Me for a Campbell Award? Huh?