Rake’s progress.

Phase Four (modified) of the Big House Reboot is now complete. Today we went and got a little desk for the little ones (and Eleya) to use up on the main floor, an unfinished real wood piece that we are going to stain to something resembling rosewood. Please wish us …

Sagan lives!

Ten years ago one of my favorite popular scientists passed away. Carl Sagan made science fact more romantic and poetic than the best science fiction, took us on journeys of discovery and wonder at the dichotomy of the unlikelihood of our existence and the certainty of our insignificance, and filled …

Not getting it, Part 36.

My friend Christopher (possibly the de facto king of thoughtful geeky Christian libertarian blogging) asked me to blog this response to some email he sent me: Wow, that article is one of the most prima facie ignorant pieces I’ve read on free software and open source in quite some time. …

Reality check.

On the other hand, Christopher, here’s a few things John C. Dvorak misses in his ill-informed screed against the OLPC laptop. I note he didn’t have any qualms about running ahead with his article, which doesn’t seem to be a time-sensitive issue piece, having not talked to MIT’s Nicholas Negroponte …