Travels and Images
WEEK 5 2005
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Picture of the Week
Saturday 5 February
Saturday - yup. Wedding.
Friday 4 February
Friday - it's noisy,
the neighbors look to be gearing up for a wedding or something. I'll be
avoiding my own home - and the noise for a while it looks like...
Thursday 3 February 2005
- an interactive JAVA slide rule - pretty cool.. Heh. Now, if it was a circular slide rule for a Nuclear Bomb Effects Computer...
Wednesday 2 February 2005
Wednesday - pretty busy still. Trying to
come up with some decent testcases for a program - there are a lot of
things to consider. It's hard to validate software, testcases are one
approach, but in the end they can only prove that your code works or
doesn't work for a specific instance.
Tuesday 1 February 2005
Tuesday - still busy. Four computers buzzing away contentedly right now...
Good to see that the elections went off well in Iraq, hopefully the follow-through will be equally successful.
Apparently there was an exciting spacewalk for the space station
astronauts, with thrusters firing while they were outside. Not only
could the thrust blast be dangerous to astronauts, but the thruster
chemicals could be very toxic if brought into the station by deposits
on a space suit. But it's all a learning process. The Russians are
apparently a lot less worried about that sort of stuff than the Americans.
Monday 31 January 2005
Monday - working. Not a lot to say.
Sunday 30 January
Sunday - a nice day, but my sinuses still
hurt. A friend gave me some cream that you rub on your nostrils -
VapoRub or something like that, and it actually works! Wow.
A SciFi movie I won't be going to see, thanks to the hysterically funny reviews of Alone in the Dark at rottentomatoes.com. A sample review from that page: "Too stupid to watch, too loud to nap through, Alone in the Dark shows just how tenuous Plan Nine From Outer Space's hold on that 'worst movie ever' title really is." I'm not sure who Tara Reid is, or what she has ever acted in, but I gather her primary claim to fame is a Janet Jackson type wardrobe malfunction at some point.
Speaking of which, here is a amusing (perfectly G-rated) commercial that you won't see this Superbowl.