07 March 2003
Had a most enjoyable day and a half in Limerick, visiting the university and talking to some of the people doing tech-oriented research projects across a broad range of areas. Not nearly enough time, and I didn't even get over to the Hunt Museum in town, though had  fabulous personal tour of part of the on-campus art collections. Will have to make a return trip!
2:13:18 PM  #   your two cents []
Beryl Pfizer. "I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on." [Quotes of the Day]
11:49:41 AM  #   your two cents []
Sun and the great leap forward. Taking the measure of Sun Microsystems and its ability to mount a comeback after its prolonged time of troubles. [CNET News.com]
11:48:35 AM  #   your two cents []
Oscar Wilde. "One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation." [Quotes of the Day]
11:47:49 AM  #   your two cents []
Harnessing Atoms to Create Superfast Computers. George Johnson's book makes the arcane topic of quantum computing accessible and understandable. [New York Times: Technology]
11:46:59 AM  #   your two cents []
Oregon bill opens doors to open source. The state could become the first to require that Linux and other open-source software be considered by its agencies as an alternative to proprietary products. [CNET News.com]
11:44:26 AM  #   your two cents []
Microsoft promises end to 'DLL hell'. When Windows Server 2003 ships in April, it will use .Net Framework 1.1 to get rid of one of the biggest headaches for Windows users and administrators alike, says Microsoft. [CNET News.com]
11:43:35 AM  #   your two cents []
Apple Bites Into Music Downloads?. Though it won't confirm the rumors, Apple seems poised to launch an online music subscription service with major record labels in the coming weeks. [Wired News]
11:42:21 AM  #   your two cents []
Swimming With MIT's Virtual Fish. This summer at MIT, a virtual aquarium full of fish that respond to passersby will help ocean engineering students learn more about the way aquatic animals move -- and give people strolling the famous Infinite Corridor more to stare at than bricks.  [Wired News]
11:41:49 AM  #   your two cents []
Cities Deliver Broadband for Less. Following a recent FCC decision that could limit competition among broadband providers, publicly owned high-speed access networks may prove a more popular alternative to private ISPs. [Wired News]
11:41:02 AM  #   your two cents []