Category Archives: Personal
Happy 30th, GNU!
RMS launched the GNU project on September 27th, 1983. MIT hackers generously lent us the use of the Green building tonight. It needs some of its pixels repaired, though!
at the White House
I visited the White House last week to present a poster on Arvados.org during a Champions of Change event about Open Science. There are more photos on Flickr.
View from my ‘office’
Sadly, this is just for a few weeks…
“” Sorry, that was the nearest book – page 56 is a blank page. Second nearest then. “The variable’s name must be a valid identifier” Rules: * Grab the book nearest you. Right now. * Turn to page 56. * … Continue reading
Irish Swiss cheese
This country never ceases to amaze me. Everything is standardized – down to the kind of cheese you get when you order a sandwich. There’s American, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone, etc. Somehow Emmentaler, Gruyere and the many other cheeses from Switzerland … Continue reading
overheard on the T
On the green line, near Park Street station: People pay a lot of money for rides like this in Disney Land … while commenting on a particularly bumpy ride on the green line.
ruth is here
Swiss chard is a curious vegetable. Raw, it smells like rhubarb. It looks like rhubarb – though the stems are not as thick. When cooked, it smells like spinach and the leaves taste like spinach too. But it has the … Continue reading
I’ve wondered for a while why so many laptops come with highly reflective screens. Today I found out why: I saw a guy on the subway actually using the screen of his laptop as a mirror to get his hair … Continue reading