When I was in high school I used to do this thing where I’d walk up to someone, lean on them for a minute or so, and then casually inject into the conversation, “You know, you’re supporting a teenager.” Sigh. At least I grew out of it.
Rachel, my oldest daughter, turns 13 today. Thirteen was when I got my first computer. So that’s kind of a big deal for me. It also marks the onset of the whole “teenager” thing, although she’s not yet suffering from any of the symptoms.
She passed her mother in height last year. Now she’s only a couple of inches below me. (I’m 5’11 – 1.8m) She’s enthusiastic about being tall, which is good, seeing as how she doesn’t have much choice. Some tall girls are embarrassed by their height, but Rachel seems excited at the prospect that she could pass me.
I turn 40 later this year. Time seems to be passing alarmingly fast. At the current rate of acceleration, I’ll be 60 in about an hour and a half.
PC Hardware is Toast
This is why shopping for graphics cards is so stupid and miserable.
What is this silly word, why did some people get so irritated by it, and why did it fall out of use?
Video Compression Gone Wrong
How does image compression work, and why does it create those ugly spots all over some videos and not others?
A programming project where I set out to make a Minecraft-style world so I can experiment with Octree data.
The Truth About Piracy
What are publishers doing to fight piracy and why is it all wrong?