Sparky The Wonder Dog

With tremendous sadness I report that Janet and I learned yesterday that our 15-1/2 year old short-hair, black & tan, miniature dachshund, Sparky, has cancer.  A "mass," as the vet diplomatically put it, about the size of a lemon on the X-ray, at...

“Given Enough Eyeballs, All Bugs Are Shallow”

So said the famous Eric Raymond about quality control in open-source software. And thanks to a reader who took pity on me for my screed against IE and suggested a fix, it is now rendering correctly.  Rick (and you know who you are), guest-blogging privileges any...

Bill Gates, Master of the Dystunctional Universe

Some readers have emailed that Internet Explorer does not seem willing to display some graphics on this site.  (It also offsets the calendar archive, but that’s relatively minor.)  I have two reactions:  First of all, the site renders correctly...

“Adam Smith, Esq.” In Orange and Black (Not Halloween)

My Princeton classmate, outstanding friend, strategic thinker par excellence, and all-around consigliere Malcolm Ryder, now with Pilot Software in Mountain View, schemed without my knowledge to get the following into the Princeton Alumni Weekly‘s class notes:...

“Movable Type” Rules

An interlude, and a paean to Movable Type, on which this blog is supported.  Last night, with no small amount of trepidation, I upgraded the Movable Type platform I’m running from 3.0 to 3.12—sounds like a small thing, right?  That would be, in...

Keeping It Simple (Stupid!)

I haven’t incorporated supply/demand curves into the blog before simply because they didn’t seem highly germane to any particular past posting. But this time they did. I realize I perhaps should have done so with a caveat, so belatedly here it is: My goal...
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