Thank You to My Friends and Readers, Looking Back at Dynamicsubspace.net Site Stats for 2011

First, I would like to thank all of my readers. I appreciate your taking the time to see what I am thinking or working on, and I am also grateful for the comments that I have received from my readers. I enjoy writing on dynamicsubspace.net, and I am thankful that my friends, colleagues, and othersContinue reading “Thank You to My Friends and Readers, Looking Back at Dynamicsubspace.net Site Stats for 2011”

Tom’s Hardware Review Site is Against SOPA, Too

Tom’s Hardware posted the following message today on their website (click the link to read all of the reasons why a hardware and software review site would be against the Stop Online Piracy Act): Here at Tom’s Hardware, you know we don’t typically get political because with the heated debates between AMD vs. Intel whoContinue reading “Tom’s Hardware Review Site is Against SOPA, Too”

Big Internet Companies Could Hold Their Own Demonstrations in 2012

Declan McCullagh reports on CNET News that the big Internet companies could launch simultaneous anti-censorship protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act in 2012: The Internet’s most popular destinations, including eBay, Google, Facebook, and Twitter seem to view Hollywood-backed copyright legislation as an existential threat. It was Google co-founder Sergey Brin who warned that theContinue reading “Big Internet Companies Could Hold Their Own Demonstrations in 2012”

Rackspace Hosting CEO Lanham Napier Gives a Reasoned Business Perspective Why SOPA Is a Bad Law

Lanham Napier, CEO of cloud hosting provider Rackspace, argues on the official Rackspace Hosting blog that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is not the right solution to intellectual property theft: The authors of the bill say their goal is to crack down on websites that traffic in stolen movies, music, software, and other intellectualContinue reading “Rackspace Hosting CEO Lanham Napier Gives a Reasoned Business Perspective Why SOPA Is a Bad Law”

Going Back in Time to Mac OS 10.5 Leopard

Before Christmas, I had had enough with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Despite my Late-2008 Aluminum MacBook having 8 GB of RAM and a speedy hard drive, Lion would consistently drag to a slow crawl. Generally, the RAM hog was the new Safari, but some system processes were also taking hundreds of MBs of RAM.Continue reading “Going Back in Time to Mac OS 10.5 Leopard”

The Digital Humanities, Writing Technologies, and Word Processors in the New York Times

Jennifer Schuessler looks at current trends in one area of the digital humanities–to study the way published writers use computer technology to create their works–in her New York Times article, “The Muses of Insert, Delete and Execute.” The take away bit about the field is: The study of word processing may sound like a peculiarly tech-mindedContinue reading “The Digital Humanities, Writing Technologies, and Word Processors in the New York Times”

Maillardet Automaton and The Invention of Hugo Cabret

I have not yet had a chance to see Martin Scorsese’s Hugo or read the book that it is based on, the Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. However, I do want to see the film, because I am fascinated by automatons, the forebears of robots. The New York Times has an article aboutContinue reading “Maillardet Automaton and The Invention of Hugo Cabret”

Final 2011 Christmas Song Playlist

Here’s my final 2011 Christmas song playlist. Christmas Playlist 57 songs, 3.2 hours Winter Song Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson Last Christmas Wham! The Little Drummer Boy Johnny Cash Happy Xmas (War Is Over) John Lennon & Yoko Ono Christmas Day Dido Christmas For Cowboys John Denver O Come All Ye Faithful Art Garfunkel FatherContinue reading “Final 2011 Christmas Song Playlist”