Carl Sagan was one of the most prolific and gifted astronomers in recent memory who had a gift for words. With a simple parable he could call into question all of the evils mankind befalls upon each other. He could also give us a great many reasons to hope for something greater. The following quote is one of his most well-known allegories, and it continues to hold a great deal of meaning.
December 3, 2013 8:00 AM
December 2, 2013 8:00 AM
Over the last few months I've been reading through some of the very first blog posts I had written. They cover a rather rough time period between 2000 and 2003, and chronicle some of the difficulties I faced over those four years. From the jumble of words written down on paper shortly after cleaning up my apartment and assessing what was taken in the robbery to the struggles I faced in the first year after moving to Vancouver. It's quite the interesting collection of ideas. Most of the ramblings are just a paragraph in length, with most being less than 300 words. A lot has changed since then.
December 1, 2013 12:00 PM
Reiko and I are working on a web service together. This is the second time we've tried, and the first one that might actually turn a profit. For the most part we're in agreement to how the system should work and what sorts of things it needs to do for the different markets we'll have it in. One are where we differ, though, is on the topic of pricing. I believe the product should be paid for by the client, while she thinks it should the supported by ads and freely available to everyone. Which of these options is the most realistic way forward, though?
November 30, 2013 8:00 PM
A Tokyo man recently won a case against the hospital where he was born for switching him with another baby sixty years ago. His biological parents were wealthy, well connected, and successful. His foster parents were almost the exact opposite. Instead of growing up in the lap of luxury he had to fight for everything he's ever had. He wishes he could turn back time and live his life over again. How harsh ...
November 30, 2013 6:00 PM
Today this website is 2,600 days old. To celebrate, here's a picture of the Atari 2600 Jr. video game console. I had spent many hours with this early game system and learned how to swear because of various "impossible" scenarios with some of the simple games. To this day, River Raid remains in both my Top 5 and Worst 5 games list.