“It’s an honor just to be mentioned.”

I tried Cuil today, and was generally unimpressed – Google still does a much better job of finding the relevant pages, whatever the index size. Further, in the absolutely critical job of ego-googling myself, Google has a lot more of my personal web pages indexed… as opposed to LinkedIn or various index sites referencing my… Continue reading “It’s an honor just to be mentioned.”

Hybrid storage to hit the mass market…

While the news that Samsung announces PCs with Flash instead of a real HD is itself interesting, further down they note that: As we reported last week, Samsung will also start shipping NAND-hard drive combos with 128MB and 256MB of NAND during the third quarter. The authors go on to note that Intel is releasing… Continue reading Hybrid storage to hit the mass market…

Blogging and the Academic Job Search

From The Chronicle of Higher Education : Bloggers Need Not Apply What is it with job seekers who also write blogs? Our recent faculty search at Quaint Old College resulted in a number of bloggers among our semifinalists. Those candidates looked good enough on paper to merit a phone interview, after which they were still… Continue reading Blogging and the Academic Job Search

Cool “round” numbers and the Unix Epoch

Via Lawrence You on the SSRC mailing list: http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/03/17/169200 Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday March 17, @01:38PM from the everyone-make-balloon-animals dept. initsix writes “Break out your party hats. According to http://www.onlineconversion.com/unix_time.htm , Unix time is supposed reach 1111111111 on Fri, 18 Mar 2005 01:58:31 GMT That’s only 1036372537 seconds from 2^31 (ie Tue, 19 Jan… Continue reading Cool “round” numbers and the Unix Epoch

Good old Yankee ingenuity…

A site for bidding on coding projects can’t be that bad, can it? Yes, it can, if the coding projects are for classes, as pointed out in an email sent out to my former research group at UCSC. I can’t decide if this is ingenious of the students in question, or a sign that the… Continue reading Good old Yankee ingenuity…