Feb 01, 2010 Review: Kindle 2

Review: Kindle 2 I absolutely love books. My shelves are overflowing with them and I have an irrational desire to buy more at a rate considerably faster than what I can finish them at. So with this obsession of mine, it would probably seem like blasphemy to buy, let alone enjoy, an e-book reading device, right? There are plenty of die-hard bookworms who would in an instant agree, but I have to question if their knee-jerk reaction is merely a result of stubbornness.

Sep 12, 2009 Science vs Religion

Science vs Religion Science frees the mind of man and flies him to the moon. Religion blinds man into obedience and flies him into buildings.

Jun 07, 2009 PHP5 GD Error: libt1.so.5: cannot open shared object file

Do you have GD and the PHP GD extension installed and yet it's not getting loaded into your PHP? If you getting the following error logged to your php error log, then the source of the problem is simple.

Jun 07, 2009 Are you getting weird behavior or odd errors while developing with Google Gears?

Are you getting weird behavior or odd errors while developing with Google Gears? I spent at least four hours trying to debug a strange and passive bug in a Google Gears app I am working on. After picking apart a couple hundred lines of code and reducing the script to the absolute basic functionality of just a few lines, I was completely stupefied that I still had not found the source of the problem.

Jun 03, 2009 An observation of quality in the Great Books of the Western World

An observation of quality in the Great Books of the Western World I have been contemplating buying a set of the Great Books of the Western World for some time and now that I am a little more serious about dropping some cash on a set, I thought it would be a good idea to get a feel for the quality first.

May 29, 2009 Javascript: passing object self reference to anonymous functions nested within multiple objects

I know the title of this post is a little complicated but I feel it best describes the problem at hand. In Javascript, objects, arrays and variables are all technically the same thing which allows you to do some interesting stuff - such as nesting functions inside arrays inside variables inside objects inside variables. There are of course issues of scope when doing this sort of thing, though. One problem I recently came across was that I needed to reference the parent object's self from within an anonymous function that is nested within an array.

Dec 18, 2008 List of books for atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers

List of books for atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers Here is a collection of nonfiction books I find interesting as an atheist and I suspect will also be appreciated by other non-believers. I have not yet read all of these, but I plan to read every last one - time permitting. I will update the list as I come across more books that I feel should be included.

Dec 12, 2008 A day in the life of God

A day in the life of God Ever wonder what God does all day?

Dec 04, 2008 How to style HR elements with decorative horizontal rules

There are many ways to make your online writings accessible and more pleasant to read: multi-tier headings, short paragraphs, justified text alignment, spacious line-height and clean gutter spacing. There is, however, one additional element that always seems to be forgotten when it comes to online publishing: The horizontal rule.

Nov 09, 2008 Book Review: Just Six Numbers by Martin Rees

Book Review: Just Six Numbers by Martin Rees In Just Six Numbers, Martin J. Rees, Astronomer and Royal Society Research Professor at Cambridge University, explains six of the most important numbers that shape our universe. These six numbers are seemingly "tuned" to specific ranges that have allowed our universe to evolve to where we are at now.