Roger Penrose, math rockstar, who later in life began to write longer and longer works. In new areas. Ever read any of his stuff? I never did. I did read Neal Stephenson’s Anathem, and the plot contains tiling problems, quite clearly modeled on the idea of Penrose being a bad-ass math person. Anathem‘s the kind […]
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Creepy really creepy Originally uploaded by FrActAL FreNetiCs Just look at the smirk on that… dentist.
Here is me, trying some auto-tran, to bring you some last-year’s news. Regulation (2009:689) on state aid for solar cells To contribute to the transformation of the energy and industrial development in the energy sector, the government decided in June to introduce a state support for the installation of all types of grid-connected photovoltaic systems. […]
Author, young, from my town. Raises issues of “Swedishness”. But, also a brilliant stylist. Reviews have called her style usage average. I’d like to call it shining and excellent. Piercing. Kan du sÃ¤ga shibbolet is the title of her latest novel, which I’m currently enjoying. She’s like the anti-PÃ¤r ThÃ¶rn.
“Special interest” is a misnomer. Every interest is special. And you can become of a geek of anything. “Soccer is the only broad shared cultural expression.” (said by a Frenchman, explaining why hackerspaces are not “marginal” or “narrow” culture; everything is narrow compared to European soccer.) Met a guy tonight that wanted to hear biographical […]
Olle and Rob Originally uploaded by reinvented Just a picture (taken by Peter Rukavina). This is Robert, and he is my Peak Oil mentor.
Drewex has the art supplies that I need, according to my comics artist friend. She showed some pens that were also brushes. It’s situated in a backstreet, and is cheap and popular with the active artists. These facts sum up to a great endorsement. I’ll report back when I’ve been there. In other news: Rainer […]
I went to Poznan, Poland in 2007. They run a very nice conference on dynamic languages, mainly focused on Ruby and Python. The post-RuPy party was stellar. The atmosphere during the event was kind, interested, and curious. OK, what you do now is go there for me. You submit a talk, and say hi to […]