I think the recent presentation by Adam Bosworth at the MySQL User’s Conference has been a little over-interpreted. It’s certainly interesting and presents some useful perspectives, but it’s not the “seminal lecture” that today’s slashdot story describes. Continue reading Not a new data model for the web
I just watched the Discovery launch. It’s easy to be over-familiar with images of a Shuttle launch, there have been so many; but this one was different. This launch was important because it’s the first since Columbia broke up on re-entry, which affects not only NASA, but the entire scientific research community. Continue reading Discovery Launches
The battle for the 2005 F1 Drivers Championship looks like it’s a two horse race, but so far, one of the horses is getting all the luck. The table presented here compares the relative preformance of 2005’s two top drivers, as well as a providing an alternative (speculative) championship score that takes account of car failure. The table shows that the current second place driver, Kimi Raikkonen, could easily have found himself in the top spot had his car been more reliable. It also highlights that the two championships (one for drivers and one for constructors) have a scoring system that penalises drivers for their team’s poor reliability, but is more forgiving of the teams. Continue reading Drivers-v-Constructors: The Imbalance of F1
Microsoft and Google were bound to end up in a high profile court case sooner or later. It turns out that personnel issues are the catalyst for their first major legal fracas. Continue reading Microsoft vs Google, the shape of things to come?
Yesterday’s short article on electronic wallpaper has been visited quite a lot by the readers of Slashdot. Slashdot is an online forum/magazine and is one of the busiest websites in the world, currently ranked #35 by netcraft. Consequentially yesterday was the busiest day ever for this site. Continue reading Advert Blocking: Slashdot's financial problem
The road that passes our house was completely resurfaced two months ago; all the road markings were repainted in crisp clear paint and the whole place looked like new. Continue reading Smoking Litter
Fujitsu have been demonstrating what they hope is a mass-producable system that could make colour electronic paper a reality. Continue reading Instant Home Redecoration with Electronic Paper