Genetic Memories January 2nd, 2014 @ 6:42 pm PST
Have you ever heard of planarian worms? These little guys exhibit the remarkable ability to regenerate (like starfish) if you chop them into little pieces. That in itself is a pretty nifty trick, of course. But what really makes planarian worms seem like something out of science fiction is that — unlike starfish — they […]
Outlook 2007 Is a Memory Hog July 5th, 2007 @ 7:42 am PDT
When I got my new laptop a few weeks ago I thought it was pretty cool that it came with Office 2007. The nifty new toolbars and embedded wavey swooshes are slick. I don’t really mind that by default Word and Excel assume you want to save files with a .docx or .xlsx extension. (That’s […]
RAM February 6th, 2002 @ 8:10 pm PST
There’s a good little tutorial on How to Buy RAM for your PC at Amazon.com.
RAM November 28th, 2001 @ 11:52 am PST
My computer has been misbehaving lately. It seems to be crashing constantly and the performance has been muddy. A few days ago I downloaded Cool Beans System Info, a nice little app that displays free RAM and processor usage. I realized that even though I have 256 MB of RAM, it seems like it’s all […]
Memory Loss August 27th, 2001 @ 6:37 pm PDT
Wow! I can’t remember the last time I read something this scary.
Shakespeare August 25th, 2001 @ 1:18 am PDT
Somehow I stumbled upon a very useful tutorial on how to name all of Shakespeare’s plays in under a minute. link via xero79.com
Now with 33% More Sodium! April 24th, 2001 @ 3:33 pm PDT
You really should be reading Über each and every day. I can’t stress this enough. I’m not kidding. Seriously. I stopped reading for a few weeks and, man, I don’t want to tell you the things that started happening to me. It was bad. Real bad. But now I’m reading Über again and everything is […]
Computer-mad Generation Has a Memory Crash February 7th, 2001 @ 8:18 am PST
“It’s a type of brain dysfunction,” said Toshiyuki Sawaguchi, the university’s professor of neurobiology. “Young people today are becoming stupid.” And … in a completely unrelated story … Doctors amputate first human hand transplant: Hallam said for the first year, the right hand – which had belonged to a French motorcyclist killed in an accident […]
wrongwaygoback February 6th, 2001 @ 6:03 pm PST
Apparently he’s gotten a few complaints, but I happen to like the new direction Neale has taken with wrongwaygoback. Memories are the reasons we write, right? Go read some of his. You’ll be glad you did.