Stuff worth learning. Maybe.
Installing Unix software packages (August 27, 2004) What is the difference between an RPM and a tarball? [unixpackages]
Lies, damn lies, and statistics (February 13, 2004) ... Marketing language is special. It's okay to mislead as long as you don't lie. The idea is to make your product sound better than it is, in such a way that you can always claim that what you said was true. Example: CRT screens and the angry ... [damnlies]
Secure server (February 7, 2004) What does "secure server" mean? Is it safer to send your password and credit card number to a "secure server" than a regular web server? [secureserver]
Problems with Notebook Computers (December 19, 2003) ... Notebook (laptop) computers are really neat, and they can even be really useful. Drawbacks ... Posture. Notebook computers encourage bad posture. If the keyboard is on your lap, you have to look toward your knees to see the screen. Putting ... [notebookminus]
Mendel's research on hybrids in evolution (December 6, 1997) Mendel himself was interested in the question of evolution, but ironically his experiments were done in support of the theory of special creation. Specifically, his experiments were designed to expose an essential difference between hybrids and species. [mendel]