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.”
So I was looking at Digital Photography Hacks. I think O’Reilly is really starting to strech the word Hack with there hacks books. Is attaching a start burst filter really a hack? Not really. I suppose that the tips is the old word. Looking at the samples, it does look like an interesting book.
“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.
Sure I don’t need one, but I want a Nintendo DS for some reason.
While I”m makeing out my Christmas list, I might as well add Sony’s 1TB digital video recorder with seven TV tuners, that might even be enough for Kevin
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.
“Let’s consider what will be my subject for this and the next column: organizing your library (that is, your personal media collection) at home.” more.
I’ll be interested to see how all this shapes up in next months issue.
“SenseCam, touted as a visual diary of sorts by Microsoft Corp., is designed to be worn around the neck and take up to 2,000 images a 12-hour day automatically.” – More