Better the second time, a true and final Reassembly

My high-school English teacher Ms. Linda Johnson wrote a college recommendation letter, and, being very shrewd, she let me read it. It said something very close to this: “Derek didn’t like Hemingway at first, but had the intellectual curiosity to come back and read his other works with an open mind.” Let’s say that was … More Better the second time, a true and final Reassembly

Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?

There’s something for everyone. There really is. Long, long ago we mentioned competitive Rock Paper Scissors tournaments. You may have seen news or video of  14-year-old Lucas Etter set a world record for solving Rubik’s Cube in less than 5 seconds. Just for fun, here he is doing 2×2 cubes. (Yes those exist too.) I … More Klytus, I’m bored. What plaything can you offer me today?

Reassembler, a case study in persistent search engine visibility for old blog posts

Here are the top 12 Reassembler blog posts in readership this year. 11 of them are more than 2 years old, which means that all their visits at this point are coming from Google (unless there’s some really influential link out there somewhere that I’m not aware of). Drilling into a modern safe (Feb 2008) (467 views … More Reassembler, a case study in persistent search engine visibility for old blog posts

While I was away, Scott Adams (Dilbert) justified this blog and indeed my entire professional approach

If you aren’t the best at any one thing, learn about as many things as you can. I’m a poor artist. Through brute force I brought myself up to mediocre. I’ve never taken a writing class, but I can write okay. If I have a party at my house, I’m not the funniest person in the … More While I was away, Scott Adams (Dilbert) justified this blog and indeed my entire professional approach