Archive for November, 2009

Bug robot

November 29th, 2009 by alephnaught

Bug robot

I got this robot a while ago, somewhere in Chicago.  Its modeled after an insect as it has six legs and wings (but not a tri-part body, hummm). And its claim to fame is that it will identify obstacles with its antenna, back to the side and then go forward, eventually going past most obstacles. […]

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November 21st, 2009 by alephnaught

Google Chrome OS VMware and Parallels 5 virtual machines

I wanted to check out Chrome OS from Google – I’m hoping it’ll be a good choice for a kitchen netbook (a small portable you can use to surf the web, read and print recipes, and sometimes carry to the family room to look up things you see on TV); I don’t have time to […]

November 4th, 2009 by alephnaught

The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb

Title: The Book of Genesis Illustrated by R. Crumb Author: R. Crumb Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.; 1 edition (October 19, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0393061027 ISBN-13: 978-0393061024 Not nearly so racy as you might be led to believe by ads and reviews, this is quite a nice book on Genesis.  The […]

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Miscellaneous photos

November 2nd, 2009 by alephnaught

Miscellaneous photos

Some more photos I took around and about; all taken with my Blackberry Curve phone. Morning tea in an oriental bowl The sun over my office building A decorative work hanging in the middle of our local Nieman Marcus Translate

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November 1st, 2009 by alephnaught

The Numerati

Title: The Numerati Author: Stephen Baker Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (September 9, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0547247931 ISBN-13: 978-0547247939 I found this book at the Book Beat on our last trip to Detroit for Aviva’s mom’s 80th birthday; that store is a must-visit if you’re in the Detroit area. The Numerati […]

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