Monthly Archives: January 2015

Big Hero 6: the komplexified script

[ We open in the city of San Fransokyo, which looks exactly like the city in Blade Runner, except with more sunlight and fewer homicidal Rutger Hauers. ] Hiro Hamada: I’m a 14-year-old Asian wunderkind who makes money in back-alley … Continue reading

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(I've Had) The Spline of My Life

A student in my office was complaining about the 2015 version of SolidWorks and, in particular, about the new version’s tendency to place the origin of any 2D (or 3D) object in the lower corner, so that the entire object … Continue reading

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Eeny… meeny… miny… NO.

Talking to my children. Me: Don’t forget that mom will be out of town next week, so now is our chance to eat dinners that would be otherwise vetoed by her. Any choices? Butterfly: Spaghetti-Os! Ladybug: Hot dogs and beans! … Continue reading

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Tut, tut, tut

According to The Associated Press, the golden face mask of King Tutankhamun has been irrevocably damaged when curators of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo managed to knock off the mask’s beard. Even worse, rather than take it back to a … Continue reading

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State of the Union 2015: a useful summary

So yesterday was the State of the Union address.  You can read a full and annotated transcript at Politifact, but a short version of it is as follows: Of course, the highlight of the speech was the President’s wicked ad-lib: … Continue reading

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