Sunday, April 23, 2006


How Transistors REALLY work

Finally, an alternative explanation of the transistor I really understand! It straightens out some misconceptions I've had (from other reading I've done in an attempt to understand) about electricity being like water moving through empty pipes and batteries supplying the water.

I also discovered that there's a name for my preferred learning style. It's Babylonian, where concepts are more important than equations.

Sunday, April 16, 2006


Firefox Funnies

This is the funniest thing I've seen in a long time. It's an ad for Firefox that I wish they'd play on TV!

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Real-Life Illusions

These are some of the coolest real-life illusions I've ever seen. There's the sidewalk-chalking guy, the wooden bridge, a Droste Effect, the original Droste Effect, and many more.



I found a new browser for people who like to interact socially on the Internet. It uses Firefox as its base, but it adds features like tagging, posting pictures to Flickr, and posting blog entries that make them first-class activities in the browser, itself. So far I'm enjoying the experience.

I'm still trying to figure out how to integrate it into my old ways. The "shelf" is a cool idea, but I'm not sure how to put it to good use. The Blog Post window is really nice. I'm typing this in Flock's Blog Post window, and it's the only thing I've found that supports HTML paragraphs properly.

The only annoyance is that I couldn't get my favorite Firefox extension to work. It's called Tab Mix Plus (TMP). I didn't realize how great it is until I couldn't use it anymore. I hope the author can make it work soon. Someone has an online install-file converter that makes Firefox extensions compatible with Flock. Most of the converted extensions work, but the one I care about doesn't.

I take that back. The other annoyance is that posting the actual blog entry is failing. It was working a couple of days ago, so hopefully it's my blog provider.

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