Monthly Archives: December 2010


Remember my blue-green Volvo? Of course you don’t. You remember my green-blue Volvo. In any case, I’m thinking about the problem of color again, so watch out. Blame it on the University of Chicago and its blasted alumni magazine. The latest issue has a fascinating article on new findings about how the brain processes what […]

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Encoding (aka code pages)? No one gives a damn about encoding! True enough. It’s so deeply geeky, it’s hard to imagine any normal person knowing the difference between CP1251 and KOI8-R, for instance. Windows had code pages coming out the wazoo. And then there was ASCII … Anyway, it was a big pain to some […]

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  • Proverbs for Paranoids, 3: If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
    Gravity’s Rainbow

    ‘Is it about a bicycle?’ he asked.
    The Third Policeman