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It Went Well

Yesterday’s consulting course showcase went well: lots of visitors, lots of noise, lots of fun. David Wolever was there to take pictures…
April 10, 2008

Three Studies (Maybe Four)

We’re in the thick of picking students and projects for Google Summer of Code, which has inspired some less-random-than-usual thoughts. Here are two studies...
April 10, 2008

Cross-Platform PowerShell

I knew it would happen sooner rather than later: there is now an open source reimplementation of Microsoft PowerShell that will run on all the “other” platfo...
April 10, 2008

Global Intelligence

I read George Dyson’s Darwin Among the Machines way back in 1998. Its subtitle is The Evolution of Global Intelligence; in it, Dyson tries (I think—I was nev...
April 09, 2008

Morning Routine

Log in to my desktop Windows box. Start a script that does "svn up" in all the repositories I care about (currently 40+, as I'm watching a lot of student ...
April 09, 2008