Archive for August, 2006

Amy and I bought our first DSLR, a Nikon D70, about a year and a half ago and we’ve both had such a good time taking pictures and learning about photography. Overall, the D70 has been a wonderful tool for us. Like most of today’s DSLRs, it has no startup time and no shutter lag, […]

Sim says: I like Ruby but I don’t see it becoming a mainstream language soon. The biggest strength of Ruby–the OO nature of the language and some of its cooler constructs–are its greatest weakness. Consider continuations, for example. How many people in the world would know how to implement something with continuations without screwing up? […]

The Expert Mind


 Just stumbled on a fascinating article from this month’s Scientific American that talks about what separates chess grandmasters from experts from novices, and what we can learn about the “expert mind” in all fields. I can’t hope to summarize the thesis of the article here, but I found this snippet both inspiring and terrifying: Ericsson […]



I haven’t blogged at all in the last year or so, but I thought now would be a good time to start again. My last blog was served off of a MovableType installation running on a Linux box in my living room, but Comcast shut off inbound port 80 requests so it stopped working. Hopefully […]