Archive for August, 2009


Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Computers have windows and some way of pointing at things on the display. Mobile devices are moving over to touch sensitive displays with ‘gestural’ commands. Here is some pre-history…

Ivan Sutherland’s SketchPad demonstrated by Alan Kay. Sutherland’s PhD supervisor what Claude Shannon, and he in turn supervised Kay’s research. Alan Kay contributed to the development of [...]

Forgotten Bookmarks

Friday, August 21st, 2009

You can blog about (almost) anything. Forgotten Bookmarks is a blog that shows photographs of book covers with the bookmarks found inside them. My favourite so far is the Lab Work bookmark. Neat starting point for a story…

There are some photos of an old school arithmetic exercise book dated 1904, with some nice percentage problems!

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Normal service will be resumed…

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Diving into the large trifle that is enrolment soon, and catching up after holidays. Lots of Maths coming, but for now

BBC page on PowerPointA ‘eulogy’ for the online presence of someone who is alive, well and probably having funWhy you should set a WiFi password on your router

Theatre of the Mind

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

“I couldn’t get enough Dragnet, or Dimension X. In my head, as I pictured whatever action was happening in the show, I also imagined the studio where it was recorded, the actors with their microphones, the audiences at the comedy shows, and the sound effects man simultaneously adding door slams and footsteps in real time. [...]