Monday, April 23, 2012


I forgot about this one…SCIgen - An Automatic CS Paper Generator.   The generated papers are rather fun.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Slashdot Alternatives?

I was a long time Slashdot reader but, in my opinion, the site is on a death spiral since it was sold to corporate overlords.  I’m looking for some alternatives.  So far it seems that Hack A DayIEEE Spectrum and OSnews might scratch my geeky news itch.  The Daily WTF can fill in the techy humor gap.
Google Trends shows Slashdot's declining search volume index and, of course, what post like this would be complete without a link to Quit Today!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Learning From Data course material

Caltech Professor Yaser Abu-Mostafa is allowing online live access to Learning From Data lectures April-May 2012.  The Learning From Data book is available from Amazon.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Technic– Minecraft launcher with mod pack support

Technic - finally a Minecraft launcher with support for some of the big mod packs.  At time of writing it supports: Technic, Tekkit,  Vanilla, VoxelMODPACK, and YogBox.   The only quirk I’ve run into so far is that it requires a 64-bit JRE on 64-bit OSes.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Kid-friendly Multi-Player games (Console)

Another rainy weekend… Tried out several PC oriented games over the last couple weekends with varied success.   This weekend it was time to hit the “bargain bin” at Amazon for “Lego video games” and Zelda for the Wii.