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happy new year!

Saturday,  01/01/05  10:38 AM

Good Morning!  And Happy New Year!

Rose Parade 2005My first post of 2005.  And this is my blogiversary; I have now been blogging for two years... wow.  We're sitting here watching the Rose Parade, and I'm waiting for the Caltech Robot float, of course, while watching the robot cam on my laptop.  These floats are amazing; the technology behind their construction gets more sophisticated every year.  And all the decoration is still with flowers - high tech meets low tech, or maybe I should say biotech.

The whole parade thing is kind of weird - the ultimate "humans entertaining other humans" activity.  All the time, effort, and money that went into producing this parade, just so that the thousands attending and the millions watching on TV can be entertained.

Well, Happy New Year everyone.  Later today we have football watching (!) with friends, and of course eating Shirley's chili (!!).  Perfect way to greet 2005!

[ Later: Okay, I get Michigan in the Rose Bowl, they're the Big 10 Champion, of course they should be here.  But Texas?  WTF?  And Pac-10 champion USC is playing in the Orange Bowl, in Florida, two days from now?  This whole BCS thing is bogus.  If there were any doubt, consider that any system which results in Texas playing in the Rose Bowl cannot be right. ]

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Try, or Try Not
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Moving Mount Fuji
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IQ and Populations
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The Joy of Craftsmanship
The Emperor's New Code
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In the Wet
solving bongard problems
visiting Titan
unintelligent design
the nuclear option
estimating in meatspace
second gear
On the Persistence of Bad Design...
Texas chili cookoff
almost famous design and stochastic debugging
may I take your order?
universal healthcare
triple double
New Yorker covers
Death Rider! (da da dum)
how did I get here (Mt.Whitney)?
the Law of Significance
Holiday Inn
Daniel Jacoby's photographs
the first bird
Gödel Escher Bach: Birthday Cantatatata
Father's Day (in pictures)
your cat for my car
Jobsnotes of note
world population map
no joy in Baker
vote smart
exact nonsense
introducing eyesFinder
to space
where are the desktop apps?
still the first bird
electoral fail
progress ratches
2020 explained