Scatter/Gather thoughts

July 2005 Entry Index

Best sci-fi movie this year

OK, technically it was last year, but I didn't get to see it until recently when I discovered that it had been released on DVD and I assume I'm far from alone in not being able to see it in a theatre.

31 July, 2005 | read more

Schrödinger's Kittens

I remember really liking In Search of Schrödinger's Cat when I read it many years ago, and thought it might be worth checking out the sequel Schrödinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality: Solving the Quantum Mysteries. I wasn't disappointed.

30 July, 2005 | read more

Additional plugins are required...

Upgrading to Firefox 1.0.5 last week reminded me of a minor annoyance with this browser. Here's how to disable the "Additional plugins are required" warning.

19 July, 2005 | read more

A quotation mark mystery explained

I have finally found a plausible explanation for the curiously rampant misuse of grave accents in Unix software and documentation.

9 July, 2005 | read more

Deep Impact a smashing success

Americans sure don't kid around when it comes to their Independence Day celebration, do they?

4 July, 2005 | read more