Showing posts from September, 2005

Temperature Drop

Today the weather is really starting to get cold in the north east. I love the cold weather but you have to dress for it. Unfortunately I didn't dress for the weather today and am freezing One day at a time

Top 50 SciFi Shows of all time

Some include: Stargate SG-1 Babylon 5 The X-Files Star Trek: The Next Generation Battlestar Galactica Star Trek See the whole list at

LA and Back Again

Went to see Laurie in LA for a week. Overall I am really impressed with everything I saw over there and everyone I have met. Laurie lives with nice roommates and in a nice home. Traffic was exactly as I remember it worse than NYC or Connecticut. I have missed Laurie more that I can put into words. Seeing Laurie I know that I Love her more than ever. Now it's back to work to continue developing fingerprint recognition software. I got to visit Santa Monica and Pasadena along with the whole Ontario/Pomona area. Weather was really warm during the day but cooled down nicely at night with a gentle breeze.

Genes for the Human brain

Is the Brains still evolving ? Two genes involved in determining the size of the human brain have undergone substantial evolution in the last 60,000 years, researchers say, suggesting that the brain is still undergoing rapid evolution. The discovery adds further weight to the view that human evolution is still a work in progress, since previous instances of recent genetic change have come to light in genes that defend against disease and confer the ability to digest milk in adulthood.

Noop in bash

I didn't know about the noop operator in bash : touch blah : echo "test" For example will do absolutely nothing

Bash test for for current user

Bash test for for current user is root if [ `id -u` = 0 ]; then echo root; fi

Name-based Virtual Hosts vs IP-based for web severs domain names

Name-based vs. IP-based Virtual Hosts IP-based virtual hosts use the IP address of the connection to determine the correct virtual host to serve. Therefore you need to have a separate IP address for each host. With name-based virtual hosting, the server relies on the client to report the hostname as part of the HTTP headers. Using this technique, many different hosts can share the same IP address. Name-based virtual hosting is usually simpler, since you need only configure your DNS server to map each hostname to the correct IP address and then configure the Apache HTTP Server to recognize the different hostnames. Name-based virtual hosting also eases the demand for scarce IP addresses. Therefore you should use name-based virtual hosting unless there is a specific reason to choose IP-based virtual hosting. Some reasons why you might consider using IP-based virtual hosting: Some ancient clients are not compatible with name-based virtual hosting. For name-based virtual ho

New algorithm for learning languages

Cornell University and Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a method for enabling a computer program to scan text in any of a number of languages, including English and Chinese, and autonomously and without previous information infer the underlying rules of grammar. The rules can then be used to generate new and meaningful sentences. The method also works for such data as sheet music or protein sequences. "Unsupervised Learning of Natural Languages," published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS, Vol. 102, No. 33) Article Source

Miracle Mice - Regenerating mice

The research leader, Ellen Heber-Katz, professor of immunology at the Wistar Institute, a US biomedical research centre, said the ability of the mice at her laboratory to regenerate organs appeared to be controlled by about a dozen genes. ( find out more here )