Sunday, March 28, 2004

Better living through physics.

Oh, brother. A "physician-reviewed" "formula" for computing the height of high-heels. I admit to being somewhat of a reductionist, so perhaps I should rejoice that the height of high heels can now be reduced to a single equation. And brought to me by physicists at the Institute of Physics in London, no less: How High Can High Heels Go? - Trustworthy, Physician-Reviewed Information from WebMD

Saturday, March 20, 2004

Vernal Equinox -- courtesy of the U.S. Naval Observatory

The Sky This Week: "The Sun appears to arrive at the Vernal Equinox at 1:49 am EST on the morning of the 20th. This is the earliest time that this event has occurred since the year 1896. It will continue to occur a little earlier every four years until the year 2100, which will skip the leap year cycle in the Gregorian Calendar. The Equinox is defined as the moment when the apparent center of the Sun's disc crosses the Celestial Equator into the northern hemisphere of the sky, and astronomically it marks the beginning of spring. This date is a key date in many religions and cultures, as it fixes a number of important dates in various ceremonial calendars. For most of us, it's the time when the days seem to get longer at their fastest rate, and we finally shake the chill of winter. "


Citeseer is, hands-down, one of the best services on the World Wide Web. I've noticed that the shift from to hasn't been going well. The server is down today, and from other traffic on the Web, it's been down in the recent past. I'm sure the servers are kept busy from all the hits from researchers. I sure hope Penn State restores a service that many of us in the research community find invaluable....

Friday, March 19, 2004

Finished another paper this evening, and got it submitted. This was the 2004 Spring SISO paper, which I'll deliver in April. Another step closer I hope, to finishing....

Monday, March 8, 2004

Saturday, March 6, 2004

GForge CDE : Collaborative Development Environment

Another reference to tools.... GForge CDE : Collaborative Development Environment

RT: Request Tracker

This is a work-related link. I'm interested in open source bug tracking tools.... Best Practical Solutions, LLC:
Another weekend at last. One paper (the one for SISO) is due in about two weeks. There are another two papers due right after that.

Made good progress on the application layer protocol portion of the dissertation this week. All of that material is also useful for the dissertation.

Progress, progress, progress.