The Code of the Wild

“Merger of DNA technique, barcodes has potential for instant specimen ID”

So when can I get my DNA scanner? This seem like a very cool way to ID bugs. But Until they hit the store shelves I guess I’ll stick with my field guides.


“Just type in below what you want to find and Feedster will search
within Media Feeds and find you Feeds with media clips matching your query” – FeedsterTV

This is very cool.

Transcript of Bruce Sterling at Microsoft Corporation

Watching Rats Abandon Ship – Transcript of Bruce Sterling at Microsoft Corporation

“It’s basically about a…it’s a Mr. Smith goes to Washington story about a techie that decides to join federal service after 9/11 because his family has a long history of technical service to the United States government and complications ensue. It’s got a villain and a superweapon. It’s a technothriller and technothrillers kind of require villains and superweapons because otherwise there is no reason to keep turning pages.”


“The petabox by the Internet Archive is a machine designed to safely store and process one petabyte of information (a petabyte is a million gigabytes)” – more

I don’t think I could even fill this one.

Secret Anarchist Geek

I took the What Kind of Geek are you test this morning. I’m not sure if this is close or not:

Secret Anarchist Geek
Like Secret Anarchist Geek Grace Hopper, you wear many hats and are one of those rare people who manages to keep all the balls in the air sucessfully. Part of that comes from your ability to sell your ideas successfully. When it comes to hardware, threads of code, or personnel, you believe in that old saying “many hands make quick work.” You have little patience for those who see the glass half empty and prefer to fill your team with optimists. Not only do you think outside the box, you don’t even have a clue what the box looks like. Your irreverent sense of humor, quick wit and intelligence makes you the perfect late-night talk show guest.