Friday, October 31, 2008
deep sky divers music is now available from many online sources, either legally or illegally. We are truly independent musicians trying to create unique and worthwhile music without industry support, and we need all the help we can get. By downloading our music from preferred sources (see below), you would be helping and supporting our efforts in the best way possible..."
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Processing is an open project initiated by Ben Fry and Casey Reas. It evolved from ideas explored in the Aesthetics and Computation Group at the MIT Media Lab."
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
What makes Saxe unique in the annals of philanthropy, said Ruth Brock, a UTA business librarian and his companion of 30 years, is that almost all of the money he’s donated has come from his professor’s salary, boosted one time only by a half-million-dollar inheritance from his frugal, working-class mother. “And he got rid of that as fast as he could,” Brock said."
Sunday, October 26, 2008
GRILLED HOT MEXICAN SANDWICH SANTA FE
This sandwich is a great way to use leftover roast beef. Santa Fe cooks toasted open faced sandwiches under a red-hot broiler. I adapted the sandwich to engine house cooking by toasting it in a cast iron skillet. I added sliced tomatoes and changed the hot chilies to fresh (from fresh, parboiled)."
Implementing the XML RPC server is very easy.
First download Julien Oster's standalone XML RPC server from http://www.julien-oster.de/projects/xmlrpcserver/
It is a single xmlrpcserver.py file that you will find inside a tar.gz archive. Just copy the file to your Google App engine project."
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
"Steps to happiness
Developing relationships with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours will enrich your life and bring you support
Sports, hobbies such as gardening or dancing, or just a daily stroll will make you feel good and maintain mobility and fitness
Noting the beauty of everyday moments as well as the unusual and reflecting on them helps you to appreciate what matters to you
Fixing a bike, learning an instrument, cooking – the challenge and satisfaction brings fun and confidence
Helping friends and strangers links your happiness to a wider community and is very rewarding"
Monday, October 20, 2008
The beautiful places one can go.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
"So, here's how you use dtrace on your python application in Mac OSX:
1. Get DTraceToolkit.
2. Edit Python/py_cputime.d by replacing 'function-entry' with 'entry' and 'function-return' with 'exit'.
3. Call 'sudo dtrace -s Python/py_cputime.d'
4. Let it sit there a while and hit ctrl-c.
5. Enjoy the results"
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Built with diligent skill on a tight budget by the Northern Maine Museum of Science, the whole thing runs for 40 miles along US Route 1 between Houlton and the University of Maine at Presque Isle where the Museum is located."
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 09, 2008
"HOW ROUND IS YOUR CIRCLE?: Where Engineering and Mathematics Meet. John Bryant and Chris Sangwin. xxii 306 pp. Princeton University Press, 2008. $29.95.
The great power of computers to model various aspects of geometry and mechanics has made it possible to visualize things quickly and in useful and innovative ways. But nothing beats the construction of a physical model. And when the model conforms exactly to the mathematical prediction, it is very satisfying. How Round Is Your Circle?, by John Bryant and Chris Sangwin, is a guide to making physical models of various phenomena of geometry that are related to serious applications, both historical and contemporary. The mathematics required is elementary: standard geometry and trigonometry, with occasional bits of calculus."
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Liquid Mongoose - Folding Paper into CD and DVD Cases with Album Art and Movie Covers from the Internet
Monday, October 06, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Ken Hollings presents a live twelve-part series of unscripted reflections on the fantasy of science in the early years of the American Century
With electronic sound production by Simon James
Between 1947 and 1959, the future was written about, discussed and analysed with such confidence that it became a tangible presence. This is a story of weird science, strange events and even stranger beliefs, set in an age when the possibilities for human development seemed almost limitless."
Friday, October 03, 2008
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
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"Schumpeter advanced the paradox that economic progress destabilizes the world.
Progress and job destruction go hand in hand in a dynamic process he called creative
destruction. Today, as in the 1930s, Schumpeter's insights help explain how jobs
emerge and disappear through the innovation and entrepreneurship of free enterprise."
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
- Free Enterprise -- Appreciating the Churn
- Schumpeter in His Own Words
Harvard University Press:
'Pan Am, Gimbel's, Pullman, Douglas Aircraft, Digital Equipment Corporation, British Leyland--all once as strong as dinosaurs, all now just as extinct. Destruction of businesses, fortunes, products, and careers is the price of progress toward a better material life. No one understood this bedrock economic principle better than Joseph A. Schumpeter. "Creative destruction," he said, is the driving force of capitalism.
Described by John Kenneth Galbraith as "the most sophisticated conservative" of the twentieth century, Schumpeter made his mark as the prophet of incessant change. His vision was stark: Nearly all businesses fail, victims of innovation by their competitors. Businesspeople ignore this lesson at their peril--to survive, they must be entrepreneurial and think strategically. Yet in Schumpeter's view, the general prosperity produced by the "capitalist engine" far outweighs the wreckage it leaves behind.
During a tumultuous life spanning two world wars, the Great Depression, and the early Cold War, Schumpeter reinvented himself many times. From boy wonder in turn-of-the-century Vienna to captivating Harvard professor, he was stalked by tragedy and haunted by the specter of his rival, John Maynard Keynes. By 1983--the centennial of the birth of both men--Forbes christened Schumpeter, not Keynes, the best navigator through the turbulent seas of globalization. Time has proved that assessment accurate.'