I have been developing the back-end for in deep thought for a long time now and I think the time has come for it to evolve into an actual web site package. To that end I have named the package neThing''. That doesn't change anything about the site itself. It is still called in deep thought and nothing has really changed except at the bottom it now reads ''Powered by neThing. Eventually I'll package neThing for others to use.
Last Updated 2011-01-03
Planned: v0.9 (xx Feb 11)
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posted by dharh 11:23 PM Jan 25th, 2007 via idt
Rasmus Bjork, a physicist at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, thinks there's a good reason why aliens haven't graced us with their presence.
posted by dharh 7:31 AM Jan 19th, 2007 via idt
Sometime before April a project will go forward to build a complete house using just two materials and robots. Can't wait to see this in mass production.
posted by dharh 1:51 PM Jan 15th, 2007 via idt
Hope everyone has a Happy New Year. My new years resolution is to read more books than I buy.
posted by dharh 3:51 PM Jan 1st, 2007 via idt
A list of the top Firefox extensions I use.
posted by dharh 10:06 PM Dec 28th, 2006 via idt
Some people have asked me whats the real difference between blog posts and articles.
Blog posts are date centric, meaning there is no criteria other than the date (down to the second) which makes a blog post unique. Any blog post can have the same name as any other. The reasons behind that are blog posts tend to be much more prolific than articles. If a blog post today has the same name as a blog post from two years ago, who cares. Blog posts are also very static, once a post is made it should remain as is.
Articles on the other hand are dynamic. They are changed from time to time based on new or changing information. This means they are name centric. There can be no articles of duplicate names, the name of the article should remain unchanged, and explain what the article is about.
Even though articles and blog posts use the same wiki text markup language to format the posts they do not interfere with each other. Blog posts of the same name as articles have no problems.
posted by dharh 9:52 PM Dec 28th, 2006 via idt
Finally, it looks like on demand books can become a reality. A company called On Demand Books (heh) has a new machine called Expresso which can pump out a 550 page book in less than seven minutes. The price per page is between one to five cents depending on where you read.
posted by dharh 12:30 PM Dec 21st, 2006 via idt
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