When code has sex

The TED presentation below by Matt Ridley titled When ideas have sex talks about how the human race has evolved primarily because of the division of labor. Brilliant stuff. Definitely worth the watch. In case you don’t want to watch the video I’ll summarize: The human race has become wildly successful because we have division […]

Vidoes and photos from MAX 2010

I forgot all about having some videos and photos from MAX 2010 on my phone. Enjoy. This is what 5000 Droids look like. Maybe we’ll get these Droids at MAX 2020 Nate Beck ( @jnbeck ) in “The Room” where Mike Chambers and crew networked their XBoxes. Simeon Bateman ( @simBateman ) – Beer Slut […]

Benoit Mandelbrot 1924-2010

Benoit Mandelbrot passed yesterday – Friday, October 15 – at the age of 85 from pancreatic cancer. He will forever be immortalized as the father of Fractal geometry and the discoverer of the Mandelbrot Set ( M-set ) which is pictured to the right. It took a maverick mathematician to combine the computational power of […]

Tryg Explorer

Back in the late 80s I was in college studying mathematics at the University of Arizona. I had an Apple IIc that I played around with writing simple little programs. After building a little graphing calculator program I had a thought that I could create a similar program that instead of plotting the points of […]

Geeksual

geek•su•al [ geek-shoo-uhl ] – adjective pertaining to, inclined to, or preoccupied with the gratification of geekish sensibilities. Usage: Opening a box with some electronic device inside is a geeksual experience that should be done slowly and deliberately to let the anticipation build until the ultimate moment that you hold your new toy in your […]

Seattle or BUST

Personal note: I’m moving back to Seattle in a few weeks – I lived there between 2006-08 while working at XBox. I should arrive on July 5th. I have a studio apartment picked out on Mid-Beacon Hill that is walking distance to All City Coffee where I plan on spending a few afternoons a week […]