The Email Trail

July 16, 2003

Inspired by Paolo’s recap of the Bush State of the Union comments regarding Iraq and a certain heavy metal, I present a chain of emails that may bring light to the situation: —– Original Message —– From: To: Sent: Thursday, July 3, 2003 4:30 PM Subject: Re: CONFIDENTIAL BUSINESS ASISTANCE. HOT DAMN THIS […]

The Monty Hall Problem

July 14, 2003

I haven’t seen the Monty Hall Problem mentioned for some time until it was recently brought up in rec.gambling.craps. I was all set to write up a little something on it until a Feedster search quickly discovered that it has been discussed at length recently, with active participation by commenters, by Brad Wilson (The .Net […]

How To Smoke A Cigar

June 12, 2003

Had the opportunity to smoke a Cuban Montecristo cigar smuggled in from Aruba this week. Took about two hours to smoke. Purists probably can’t stand to watch me with a stogie since I like to smoke down to the band – but I love the heat. Not that I could tell the difference between that […]

Newly Digital

June 2, 2003

Adam Kalsey has put together an anthology of early computing experiences from himself and 11 others called Newly Digital. Even better he’s asked the internet community to participate by sharing our own stories and linking back to his. And so it goes: My first memories of computing date back to the mid 1970’s when I […]

Geek Test

June 2, 2003

Take the comprehensive Geek Test [via Deane] to see where you stand on the geekdom scale. I managed a meager 30.37475% which gave me Total Geek status, a title which I will not deny – anyone who has written a column called “Stump the Geek” deserves at least that. Of course that puts me at […]

Toys for a Star Wars Geek

May 21, 2003

A couple of weeks ago I linked to a couple of videos of a poor kid whose private video of his practicing his Jedi Master fighting skills had made its away across the Internet, getting some special effects added along the way. After a global hunt for the kid he was finally identified and Andy […]

Jedi Master

April 30, 2003

As long as I’m posting vids, here’s a fun pair. The first one is the original which apparently is of a student videotaping himself practicing his Jedi technique. Someone else got ahold of it and did a classic remix with Star Wars type special effects. Do watch the original first. Poor kid. Original Remix [via […]