Tag Archive: innovation

Aug 22 2011

17th Annual Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards

When I consider how much time I spend in front of a computer monitor, I find it odd that I don’t really write much about computers here on my blog. I’ve been using computers in some fashion since about 1978, and I’ve formed some opinions about operating systems and applications during the intervening years. Greg …

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Mar 12 2011

The Cancer Continues: Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Take 2

In which I describe what’s going on with my cancer, and what will be happening over the next several months. My cancer continues. It has been a while since I wrote about the status of my health. [See Nothing’s Gonna Change My World and Cancer and Stages] I want to take this opportunity to fill …

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Jan 01 2011

Living in a Delusional World

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Terry Hurlbut (@Temlakos on Twitter) authors a column for Examiner.com called Creationism Examiner. On December 30th, 2010, Terry published an article entitled Creationism and science: wider implications. The article was brought to my attention in a post by PZ Myers at Pharyngula. I have, in the past, seen remarks about Biblical literalists attempting to “turn …

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May 27 2009

Minimalist jet-powered flight

In my previous post I mentioned Yves Rossy. Most of you probably haven’t heard of him. As the video below shows, he takes a somewhat different approach than the base-jumpers. Yves developed and built a system comprising a back pack with rigid carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 meters (7.9 ft), powered by …

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