Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Royal Flush in the Family

tl;dr Last month I was part of an event 6 times rarer than winning the MEGA Millions Lotto jackpot. My grandfather played poker with a core group of friends (to my knowlegde he did not play in card rooms or casinos) and taught me the basics of the game. We played Five-card draw with penny […]

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Blacking Out Your Website

On January 18, 2012 a number of websites “went dark” to protest the United States House of Representatives Stop Online Piracy Act and Senate Protect IP Act, more commonly known as SOPA and PIPA. Like many things, there are many way to go about “blacking out” one’s website. Wikipedia used JavaScript and CSS to overlay […]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

C O L O R F L O W

A some point last year I became infatuated with a game commonly known as Flood-It by a company called LabPixies. My obsession resulted in the creation of a clone I call C O L O R F L O W which addresses the major faults I found with the game, namely there was no way […]

Monday, February 14th, 2011

IBM Watson vs. Google Search

Today marked another step towards Judgement Day as a computer, built and programmed by IBM, competed against the two best human Jeopardy players of all-time, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. After watching the episode I wondered if Google Search would be competitive in this forum. So I tried typing a few of the answers, verbatim, […]

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

A2Google

Perhaps this has been going on forever and I’ve only been attuned to it for the last few years. When a high profile public change occurs e.g. new President of the United States takes office, the media likes to make a big deal about what happens during the first 100 days. While it certainly is […]