Jeff Atwood Goes Off The Rails
As a long-time software geek I can honestly state that Jeff Atwood’s writing has had an incredibly positive impact upon my career. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say that I’ve probably read just about everything Jeff has ever written. The software engineering world is a much better place because of Jeff. I can’t recall the last full day when I didn’t hit...
My loaner car
While the dealership performs scheduled maintenance on my car they have graciously provided me with a loaner. The loaner is a 2012, 4 door sedan that runs about $30K. Because I don’t hate on any specific type of car or its manufacturer I’m not going to divulge the make/model, especially considering that information has nothing to do with what I’m about to say. This car sucks....
My take on the scrolling change in OS X Lion
Full disclosure: I’ve been playing around with Lion (via the Developer Seeds) for about two months now. By the time I installed the App Store bits on my personal and work machines I had totally forgotten about the scrolling change. I no longer notice it. And, I have to state upfront that I am a big fan of the change. Do yourself a favor: leave the scrolling behavior in Lion alone....
What is inside a vacuum?
So here is something that has been driving me crazy: “What, exactly, is inside a vacuum?” If you say, “nothing”, you are wrong. If you say “dust & cat hair”, well… I won’t argue. If there is truly nothingness, and light (in wave “form”) propagates through a medium, how does light pass *through* a vacuum? I tried to come with an...
Distance is Redundant
I spent a period of time as a child thoroughly convinced that the concept of distance was redundant. Why should we care about distance when we already have time and a convenient constant: the speed of light? We were brought up to conceptualize that two points are X feet/meters/etc. apart from one another. But we could just as easily do away with distance altogether; two points could be...