Archives for: October 2008

Structured by Cows

October 23rd, 2008
There are lots of reasons for the current economic woes. However, if one were to want to pin blame on a single entity, one culprit without whom the current credit crisis and its waves of high-profile bankruptcies and government bailouts would not have h… more »

Review: Neal Stephenson's Anathem

October 21st, 2008
My son loves to go to the bookstore. Not for the books, although he is a fan of books (or at least having them read to him), but for the Thomas the Tank Engine playset that our local Barnes & Noble has set up in their childrens' section. So at least… more »

First-Place Loser

October 21st, 2008
So get this; the woman with the fastest time at the recent (10/19/08) San Francisco Nike Women's Marathon didn't win, place, or show. She wasn't eligible to, you see, since she wasn't part of the preselected "elite" group. Here's the story. Apparentl… more »

Star Placement

October 21st, 2008
Angelina Jolie has been a favorite celebrity of mine since I saw her in 'Hackers'. She's extremely sexy, vaguely dangerous, and interesting without being a complete nutcase. All in all, a very worthwhile movie star. I just noticed that on the Wikiped… more »

The Great Chocolate Chip Cookie Experiment

October 15th, 2008
I make chocolate chip cookies. Not frequently but often enough that I have memorized the recipe; which recipe, by the way, is simply the Toll House recipe that appears on the back of every bag of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate chips. One of the things I le… more »