Since I know y’all are just waiting breathlessly for updates on our new Electric ATV or ATEV from Barefoot Motors, here’s a recent article on Wired: Behold the Tesla of All-Terrain Vehicles. Our vehicle is supposedly going to be ready in March. Y’all can start making travel plans to come test drive it; I’m starting [...]
“First, writing the decisions down is essential. Only when one writes to the gaps appear and the inconsistencies protrude. The act of writing turns out to require hundreds of mini-decisions, and it is the existence of these that distinguishes clear, exact policies from fuzzy ones.” — Frederick P. Brooks, Jr. “The Mythical Man-Month” (via Brad)
[from my GeekDad post] No, that’s not a typo. Graeme Base’s newest book Enigma can teach kids about cryptography, but it deserves an extra “crypto” for the clever way the subject is hidden in a story about magic, friendship, and family. Bertie Badger visits his grandfather, the retired magician Gadzooks the Great, and learns that [...]
[from my GeekDad post] OK, so he’s not a mutant, but he’s no ordinary cat. Mr. Lee has been outfitted with his very own CatCam, designed and built by his owner, J. Perthold, from a keychain digital camera and some custom circuitry. The CatCam provides a peek into the daily adventures of Mr. Lee as [...]
Warning: What follows is a rant triggered by having to log into yet another site in order to carry out some simple task I do 50 times a day on a dozen different sites. It’s not me at my most thoughtful, and it may only make sense to people who care about Web site authentication.