Book Review: Mistborn Trilogy

As a friend (hi, Amy!) so astutely observed Wednesday, I have not blogged at all this month. I may or may not have a valid excuse. On June 20, Jordan left for Canada for a reverse-engineering conference. I was originally supposed to go with him, but funny things happened with employer budgets and plans, and … Read more Book Review: Mistborn Trilogy

How Assemblers Are Like Children

Jordan has a way of saying things that are eminently quotable. Today, for example, we were discussing assembly language and compilers and how sometimes you don’t really know what a program does until you look at the assembly. He said, “Compilers and preprocessors will lie to you. Assemblers won’t. Assemblers are like the little kid … Read more How Assemblers Are Like Children

Minority Report

Recently people at work have been talking about the movie Minority Report in reference to this story. In a nutshell, Nordstrom is using your phone’s attempts to connect to WiFi access points in order to pinpoint which departments you’re spending time in–rather like the personalized ads that bombard the inhabitants of the Minority Report world. … Read more Minority Report