UPDATE (11/27): Breathing well, less headache and congestion than before the surgery. Feels pretty much like a success. I was very out of it and irritable until about last Tuesday (11/20?). And had trouble with my body temp. And it was tough not doing anything strenuous when I felt so good. But family helped out… Continue reading Septoplasty

Thanksgiving Dinner Spec 0.8

This is a draft functional spec – feel free to provide feedback via email or comments so others can see. Updated with some of the comments below. 1 Overview This spec covers thanksgiving dinner at the Richins House in Washington, 2006. It is beyond the scope of this spec to cover any other Thanksgiving dinners at… Continue reading Thanksgiving Dinner Spec 0.8

Electronic Voting Machines

In case anyone doesn’t think there is a problem with most electronic voting machines, you should read this report on 18,000 votes being lost in a single Florida district and other voting problems in this recent election.

Europe extending public domain? Bye Bye Beatles?

Europe is planning on extending their copyright to match the US’s, from 50 years to 95 years. Just before the Beatles UK recordings, and those of many others from the British Invasion, were about to enter public domain in 2013. Coincidence, I think not.   I like Lessig’s explaination of public domain: Meanwhile, as a demonstration… Continue reading Europe extending public domain? Bye Bye Beatles?