Tuesday, May 29, 2012

RAM Then and Now...

Historical tidbit of the day (from Turing's Cathedral): 59 years ago, in March 1953, the world had a grand total of 53 kilobytes of RAM spread over a dozen or so computers, the largest having 5KB. That's not enough RAM to store a single icon...

For comparison, today the DRAM market produces around 40 billion billion bits per year. In other words, each second we produce about 25 million times as much memory as the world had in all of 1953.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Man who beheaded a bus passenger has been treated unfairly by the public, says a mental health advocate

Ok, I give up.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Coleman Even Heat 3 burner

Assembly time all total was about three hours.

For the price of about $400.00, I think the quality isn't as good as I expected. Some of the parts shouldn't have made it through QC, although they are not high visibility or structurally critical, so perhaps not such a big deal.

Looks good. Ease of assembly is moderate. 3 out of 5 stars (so far).

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Wednesday, May 09, 2012

This guy...

...needs an office.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Birdbath in Winter #2

Acrylic on canvas

St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale Bottle

Yellow Ochre