Saturday, October 27, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
[In APL,] a surprising result comes from three applications of the principle of least surprise:
1) It should be possible to have an array with no dimensions, and a zero-dimensional array should be the same thing as a scalar.
2) The size of an array should be a vector with one element for each dimension of the array.
3) When you do arithmetic on a scalar and a vector, the result has the same size as the vector.Choosing the least surprising behavior in these three contexts causes the surprising behavior that the average of a scalar sum(v)/size(v) is an empty vector.
Monday, October 08, 2007
- pandora.com ---> internet radio
- slingbox http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/slingbox.htm/printable
- at&t edge card for nationwide high speed internet access
- A good DSLR camera.
- Satellite radio
- zappos.com ---> shoe store
- cellphone bluetooth headset
- Anti-TP-Delamination spray (two ply)
- Amco citrus squeezers
- NetVibes as your RSS reader
- ohdontforget.com to send those text msgs instead of using a phone
- Sonos Music System makes MP3s available in any room with speakers
- Speakman shower head, screw off the back and knock out the flow regulator
- upconverting DVD player from 480p (standard) to 720p/1080i (high def)
- flickr.com, to quickly organize and store digital photos
Get TVersity (free software) and and one of PS3 / XBox 360 / any uPnP media player. Rip all your DVDs to hard drive (AutoGK) and you can now flix though them like a video jukebox on your TV. You can also watch internet video feeds, for example Youtube, on your TV.